Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Henry David Thoreau
By now, hopefully we have taken a deeper look at our finances and our thoughts. Hopefully these two things may be leading us to be more mindful about our financial decisions. This, will helps us get things in order and under our control. Similarly we may finally have the ability live through life with less uncertainties and much more contentment.
At this point we may have the ability to develop a philosophy about money. My philosophy about money is simple. Money is just a tool, money leads to free time. And you don’t need much of it to live a very comfortable, rich life. Similar to a hammer with which you can build or destroy buildings. To build the most magnificent of structures. It requires blueprints, architects, time, patience, and a considerable amount of attention to detail. However, to destroy a similar building all that you need is a few tools, less time, and little to no thought. Focus on building not destroying.
Enjoy the Jon Jandai TedTalk - Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?
HOW I LIVE
Greed is not a financial issue. It's a heart issue.
One of the main things that I have done in my life has been to minimize the things that I have. In the past three years, I have forced myself to only buy the things that I will use. Often, when I purchase a new item, I force myself to remove an item that I no longer value or need. This has had the following positive consequences:
So now that you have learned a little bit about the history of money, how to manage your money, how you can now begin to see money from a different perspective and hopefully you have become aware of the direct effect that your finances have on your health, in your psyche, and in your lifestyle!
It doesn't end here... Let’s not forget that we must always continue to seek further wisdom. By now, you should have the adequate time to do so. Keep life EASY! : )
Enjoy the Marty Stano Ted Talk - Adventures with Minimalism and Happiness
Jahaziel Rueda CHHC,CPT,CES AADP
-Expert in nutrition, basic anatomy and physiology.
-Owner/Trainer at Vita Nova Nutrition and Fitness