Sometimes, we get so caught up in the dollars and cents of things that we can’t see the bigger picture. We go through the daily motions of our lives, continuing to engage in unhealthy behaviors that aren’t in line with our purpose.
Our financial lives suffer when our actions are disconnected from our purpose – our Inner Wealth. We engage in unhealthy behaviors. We are unhappy. And we feel lost. When we stop listening to our spirits and we start doing things that we think we’re supposed to do, we move further away from what we are meant to be doing.
When we fix one area of our lives, the others improve. Your Inner Wealth, though, is a little different. It remains steady no matter what choices we make in all other aspects of our lives. If you’re your financial life isn’t where you want it to be, chances are you’ve made decisions that weren’t aligned with your Inner Wealth.
Begin to view your finances – as well as your work, home, friends and family – as a steady stream to and from your Inner Wealth. Know that each choice in any area of your life is either feeding your Inner Wealth or depleting it. If you’re not sure what you should be doing, just listen to your spirit. Let it be your guide in your journey, and allow yourself to be great.
Being great doesn’t mean making the most money or having the most in savings. It’s not about having the biggest home or the most expensive car. It’s about living your desired life each day, regardless of what’s going on. Use yourself as a guide (because only you are capable of defining what your “great” is), and walk intently on your path of greatness.
Surrender to greatness; let go of the idea of what you think you should be, and allow yourself to be the person that you are meant to be. This week, practice listening to yourself. Not your thoughts about work, or your opinions about what someone said. Listen to your body, your spirit, your gut.
Take notice of the moments you are truly blissful. Listen more intently during the moments you feel anger or fear. As you begin to listen more to yourself, you’ll see the bigger picture of what you are meant to be.