Friday, March 15, 2013

the soul of money



The very first paragraph of the book, The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist, pretty much sums up the content:
THIS BOOK IS ENTITLED THE SOUL OF MONEY,  BUT IT IS REALLY ABOUT OUR OWN SOUL AND HOW AND WHY WE OFTEN ECLIPSE IT, DISMISS IT, OR COMPROMISE IT IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY: THE WAY WE GET MONEY, USE MONEY, GIVE MONEY, AND/OR SOMETIMES JUST TRY TO AVOID THINKING ABOUT MONEY. THIS BOOK IS ABOUT FINDING A NEW FREEDOM, TRUTH, AND JOY IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY, THIS STRANGE, TROUBLED, AND WONDERFUL PART OF OUR LIVES. AND IT IS ABOUT AWAKENING AND USING THE UNEXAMINED PORTAL OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY TO DELIVER A WIDESPREAD TRANSFORMATION IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIFE. UNLTIMATELY, THIS BOOK IS A PATHWAY TO PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM.





The heart of the book, for me, were chapters 3 & 4. 

Chapter 3, Scarcity: The Great Lie. The myth of scarcity has three parts: there's not enough; more is better; that's just the way it is.

Chapter 4, Sufficiency: The Surprising Truth. The three truths of sufficiency: money is like water; what you appreciate appreciates; collaboration creates prosperity.

This book asked wonderful questions - Is money "a conduit, a way to express your highest ideals"? Is money a "currency of love"? Is money "a commitment, expressing the best of who you are"?  Or, is money a "currency of consumption driven by emptiness and lack and the allure of external messages"? 

What role do you want money to play in your life?

1 comment:

  1. Should be read by both of us!!! :-)

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