A lifestyle too much
Day 295/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.
Who has never worried about money? Of course there are many people who have never had to worry about money, and most of us have.
Worrying about money is a sign of our times and an indication of living beyond our means. By that I mean beyond our ability and/or capacity to craft a life that fits our style and circumstances.
And is there any wonder. The commercial world is hell bent of projecting a lifestyle that we should all aspire to attain, at a price that most of us can't afford.
So in order to keep up, we over commit and then spend the rest of our time worrying about how we are going to make the next set of monthly payments.
Forget that as a pastime. That's not living, people. That's barely existing.
It's important to get things into perspective. If you have food on your table, a place to rest and are lucky enough to have a regular job, then you are in profit.
Right now there are so many people losing jobs with this CV-19 fiasco, people who are over committed, who are worrying themselves sick about payments and lifestyles and future that they could never meet. People who could never imagine being in this position.
Instead of worrying about money, figure out how to create a lifestyle that's really easy for you to afford. Then work towards that.
You will never regret adjusting your life to fit easily into your ability and your capacity to support it.
366 days Towards Self-Mastery
When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)
I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.
As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.
My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?
I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.