Author Dennis Merritt Jones posted a quote on his Facebook page by G. K. Chesterton: “There are two ways to get enough: One is to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”
I am certain that I have felt the extremes of both in my life. As I grow older, I see the need for less and less. I feel as if I am becoming a minimalist. Of course, if you saw my home, you would think I have more trinkets and paintings on the wall than 90% of society. However, for me, this is minimal, compared to my home I had in Nashville. In other words, I like nice things, but possessing them seems to be more of a “weight” than a blessing these days.
Having more produces a few different feelings. If you have possessions that are expensive, you also carry the burden of someone stealing or destroying what is yours. I remember a Faberge Egg that someone bought me a long time ago for Easter. I left it in its box that looked as if it were a throne for the egg. Yet, every time I walked by it, I wondered if it were in a safe enough place. Eventually, the fear led me to buying insurance on the Egg. Can you imagine? Someone buys you a gift to enjoy. Instead, you end up being so fearful it will break that you spend $10 a month on insurance to make sure you can replace it if it does break.
Eventually, I ended up selling the Egg because of that reason. It was in mint condition, so I had no problem selling it. But, I never bought or received anything of that value again, and I am glad. I do not want the fear that goes with having precious trinkets.
I bought a new car a couple of months ago. Almost immediately, on a dark evening, not knowing where I was going, I ran over an embankment that caused my new car to have a few minor scratches. The scratches were almost a relief. Now, I do not have to treat the car with any undo stress. I’m going to leave the scratches and not get them fixed to remind me that the car is just a vehicle.
You may be saying that what I have been teaching is more about prosperity, not being a minimalist. Why am I all of a sudden talking about wanting less? Well, that’s a good question. Prosperity is not all about THINGS. Prosperity is about a feeling of abundance existing for all in the universe, and the abundance is always yours and everyone’s. What you do not want to possess is a feeling that lack exists for you. So, I teach much about eliminating that fear, because lack does not coincide with the Law of Prosperity.
My litmus test is always: Is what I want to attain going to give me peace or take away my peace. Of course, if anything takes away your peace, what good is having it anyway.
Peace and joy are the goal. So, we may be more apt to want abundance in the form of a secure bank account so that we can spend our money where Spirit leads us.
Remember, your money and your abundance is of no good unless it is serving you and the greater good at the same time. Your joy is important. But, do not underestimate the power in the good that you can always give back to the world by being financially blessed. Giving always exponentially blesses you more than even the good you give yourself.
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