This is the fourth in a series of five videos. Today’s topic comes from the Create Prosperity course.
In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need money. I certainly wish we could live without it, but unfortunately, the material world does exist, and we have to operate effectively within it.
In practical terms, for example, we can’t walk into a supermarket and expect to be fed without paying money. Having enough money helps us to fix certain problems in life that would otherwise cause us stress and anxiety.
It’s not necessarily the possession of money that makes us happy, but the fact that it gives us access to many things that can lead to happiness.
So what’s the problem?
In theory, most of us should be content having just enough to live our lives comfortably, and nothing more. The issue comes down to our attitude. An unhealthy attachment or obsession with wealth can make even the richest people anxious and depressed.
Take a moment to reflect and consider your relationship with money and wealth:
– How important is money to you, really?
– Why do you want it?
– Could you live with less if you managed it better?
– If you get more, what would you do with it?
– How does money make you feel or act?
– In what ways would your life be more prosperous?
There’s always enough money, and acquiring more of it won’t deprive others of wealth.– Denise Duffield-Thomas
Wisdom is the key to establishing a healthy relationship with money. Challenging inherent beliefs and thoughts can make the shift from ‘poverty thinking’ to openly accepting and having gratitude for, your well earned rewards.
Wealth is quite a narrow term, perhaps prosperity is a much better aim. Prosperity takes into account flourishing, thriving, and obtaining good fortune. It offers a broader perspective, including happiness and health, not just material wealth.
The full Create Prosperity course is available at: www.helenedwards.org.uk/e-learning.
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