When Is Enough Enough?
Everything is a flow! That is why we named the show, "The Flow." This applies to every aspect of life, from the most esoteric to the most mundane. It even applies to money and the whole idea of wealth.
The simplest definition of wealth is a surplus, more than you need, an abundance. The problem we face in our modern world is simple, "What do I actually need?" and "When is enough enough?" Before those questions can be answered though, we have to understand what money is and what it means to our particular culture. This is way easier said a done.
Like everything else money is subject to the law of the Tao, the law of flow.
There are few subjects as full of mixed messages, contradictory values, personal attachments and self-identification as money.
Money, wealth and all those images and popular beliefs about the wealthy are all archetypal in nature. By that I mean, these images are universal to the culture but, simultaneously, the meaning of them is an often a confused mix of the overall culture, the various subcultures and then the personal mythology of the individual.
Yes, it is very subtle and complex, which is what makes it so damn hard to unravel. So, how do we know when enough is enough? The answer is simple in theory, but very difficult in practice.
We have to discern what, if any, of all out desires are really, naturally ours, and what are impositions of the culture The desires that are conditioned into us by the culture will always be unsatisfying. That subtle feeling of satisfaction that we all feel, is the indicator, telling you that are not in touch with your true desires but are being motivated by the culture as a whole. In this case, as is almost always true, your intuitive sense that "something is off" is your most trustworthy guide. I will leave you with this thought. Our current modern society substitutes money for that which has real, inherent value. So what has real value? What is the genuine currency of a truly fulfilled life?
This is a profound discovery we all must make for ourselves.
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