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January 26, 2017

Who’s Your Daddy?

“Money is a good servant but a bad master.”
(French Proverb)

I seem to have a love/hate relationship with money. I love it so much I chase after it with gusto, and cherish it whenever it comes my way. But given the way I then spend that money, as if I can’t get rid of it fast enough, you’d swear I hate it with a passion.

What this tells me is I’ve allowed money to become my master, instead of the other way around. And money is a terrible Daddy master.

I’m comforted somewhat by the knowledge I’m definitely not alone, but perhaps seeking comfort is my real problem.

Learning to master an energy force as powerful as money, especially something we’ve allowed to Lord over us, is not supposed to be comfortable.

  • Saying no, for instance, when a huge part of you wants to say yes, is not comfortable.
  • Putting 10% of every dime you receive into an account you can’t easily get to is not always comfortable.
  • Giving money to support great causes and those less fortunate, when you’d rather spend it on yourself, is not usually comfortable.

Like almost everything it comes down to a change of mindset. This is because doing those uncomfortable things now is actually a lot more “comfy” than that sickening feeling of having too much month at the end of the money.

Peace begins with pause,

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