I’ve been watching people – friends and clients alike – freak out about the recent financial uproar. It all seems so scary. There’s not a lot of information and a lot of speculation and fear.
I found this video amusing and helpful. It’s reassuring to think about legislators being willing to speak their truth.
What I’ve been doing is thinking about how money and our interactions with it transform out lives. I’ve been holding this quote from Lynne Twist’s “The Soul of Money” close to me:
“Money travels everywhere, crosses all boundaries, languages, and cultures. Money, like water, ripples at some level through every life and place. It can carry our love or our fear. It can flood some of us such that we drown in a toxic sense of power over others. It can nourish and water the principles of freedom, community, and sharing. Money can affirm life or it can be used to demean, diminish, or destroy it. It is neither evil nor good; it is an instrument. We invented it, and it belongs squarely in the human experience, but it can be used by and merged with the longings and passions of our soul.”
Remembering that we have assets that have nothing to do with our finances is a great benefit right now. Money is part of the human experience, but only one part.