It’s easy to fixate on MONEY as the answer to your problems.
Got expenses? MONEY.
Got time constraints on your creativity? MONEY.
Got insecurity knocking on your door? You guessed it. MONEY.
But often MONEY is taking the place of what we really need. It is an emotional placeholder for something deeper and less tangible that we are looking for out in the world. Something less transactional and something more enduring.
Yet we focus on MONEY as the focal point of the answers to our lives because we live in a culture where MONEY is seen as the answer to everything.
“Time is money.”
“Money solves problems.”
“You get what you pay for.”
This cultural focus makes a spiritual emptiness at the center of our pursuits because it puts a price tag on our happiness ~ which is actually free, right?
MONEY is a tool, among many tools, to help us pursue what we want. That’s it.
It’s not a silver bullet or a magic wand or even a time machine.
It’s a tool to create what we desire in the world.
And it’s only one of many tools we have to feel abundant and happy. But that’s the topic of another blog post.
Tell me in the comment below what some of your favorite tools are to live your best creative life.