Many times I struggle with this an idea of success and well-being hinge precariously on the amount of revenue streaming into my bank account or the accruement of goods.
It happens a lot for me, I will be in a blissfully joyful state and not thinking of any reason that my life requires more stuff then I will see IT. You know what IT is. The shiny new car.
The big beautiful house.
The big screen tv or the newest pair of shoes.
IT is pervasive. IT is inviting and exciting. IT is all that I want.
But wasn’t I blissfully content only moments ago, now to be locked in mental warfare with the rest of my being and the world because I must discover a way to get IT by any means necessary.
This is my problem and this is where I find my solution. I am coming to realize more and more that I no longer want to live in the state of “I need that to be happy.”
I am realizing that I have all I need and I am Transcending the poor mentality of money.
You will never be more broke than the broke you feel when you have all the money in the world and you what to put a gun in your mouth to escape everything it has bought you. -M.W.W
I have been there, I have had more than I could have ever dreamed of yet was so bankrupt I wanted it all to end. Because in seeking IT constantly I find there is no end.
There is never an end to fulfilling the desires of Lust for more. More of anything. So, I must end it myself either by execution or Transcendence.
I choose Transcendence.
Because in Transcendence I stop grabbing for the money and the things to stick to my husk of a body and build up my external walls.
I stop adding the spoiler, exhaust, and sunroof to the Pinto.
Instead, I become a man of transcendent, intrinsic worth. I become the man that is not valuable because of what he owns or how much money he makes. Not by how much I have.
I become valuable by how much I am able to give away. By how incredibly sturdy my foundation is. By Moving past the idea of accruing wealth and move into the Idea of Infinite Abundance.
I have all I need. I have so much of all that I need I am willing to share it with you. Because I know that there is more.
Not because I have to make more, but because there was never a lack in the first place. I have just become willing and available to all that is there for me.
I have to continue to become the person of Value by giving IT all away and realizing that IT was never IT in the first place. That I have been IT all along and I was in search of ME all along.
When I turned from IT and saw ME I became the man I was meant to be. And I have to work to do this daily.
Because IT and ME look a lot alike, but only I AM able to make the choice, between the worth of the world or the Intrinsic worth of ME.
Disclaimer: This is my personal belief, feel free to share yours in the comments.
3 thoughts on “Transcending The Poverty of Money! #writingcommunity #MondayMotivation”
Great post! The Bible has a lot to say about money, its use and abuse, and the insatiability of greed.
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Absolutely have no other master. It’s funny how easily I lose the idea of a truly loving God filled life for one of money and acquisition. Thank you for reading.
Great post. Material possessions and the lust after them has become more and more pervasive. More people MUST have the latest gadgets etc. These are distractions. Coveting material possessions satisfies our meatsuit, momentarily.
It distracts us also from what our soul needs. When we fulfil the needs of our soul, our satisfaction is greater. Seek out what feeds your soul. Stop being distracted.