Having very little money is a gift. And I know I am going to trigger a bunch of people saying this. But I can say it because I am one of those people. Let me explain the gift of having very little money:
In our society we equal money to safety. If you have money you “should” be safe. We crave money because it is perceived to bring us safety. And as a society we put safety before all else. We put safety above happiness, love, expansion, fulfillment and almost anything else. Why else would 90% of us see a 9-5 job as the solution to life? Why else would so many spend a decade educating themselves and learning, just so they can spend the next 4-5 decades trading 40 hrs a week for the payment of a morgage?
When safety comes before expansion, before fulfillment and joy, you create a society of people who exchange their freedom for the perceived safety of a monthly paycheck. And yes, we all need to eat. Me too. But I feel a deep calling to attempt to wake up people from this slavery to the perception of safety in money. Money does not make you safe. Only YOU can make you safe. There are millions of people with more than enough money who don’t feel safe. And they never will as long as they outsource their feeling of safety to the inventment of numbers on a screen or printed paper and coins. Safety comes from trusting yourself and your own abilities, from trusting the Universe and your own inner wisdom. Safety is cultivated through experiences of overcoming and mastering risk and fear. Not through hoarding money. Not through giving up on your dreams or your desire for fulfillment in exchange for a steady income.