I just paid my bills and I am a little depressed…

It reminds me of the classic “heart & mind rift” I talked about a couple weeks ago; I do not know about you, but money brings me great joy and great suffering all in the same sentence. You get excited because you just got paid and then you get depressed after you do bills because there is no money left. Of course it is not that cut and dry, but the mind which facilitates the ego focuses on money – how spend it and also how to save: it can be both positive and negative for within the mind is our rationale and calculating intellect but also our false-self and ego. Money, shallow confidence and trying to keep up with the Joneses can facilitate suffering at every level imaginable.

And then there is the Heart.  The heart brings compromise to the whole scenario. From the heart we draw on our True Nature or heart wish. From the heart wells up wisdom and that inner voice that speaks truth and love. My heart tells me to not let emotions marry with money. There should neither be joy or suffering when it relates to money.  Another word for money is currency. The term currency means movement – thus money moves into your pocket and quite naturally moves right back out. The lesson is, we should never attach happiness or wellbeing to money because money is not dependable. Blue sky, the stars at night and our True Nature within is dependable; not money…

Want some good advice? I learned this the hard way: When money is getting you down in the dumps, think about what you have instead of what you don’t have. Look around you to people you care for, nature and the possessions and heirlooms within your home that do make you happy. Find your center and surround yourself with the gift of now. Be mindful of what you have now and not what you did have or could have – those thoughts of past and future, fear and fantasy is of the ego. Empower yourself with gifts that are tangible and accessible right now.

I feel better already…

 

John C. Bader

www.responsiveuniverse.com

 

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