Super eyeopening. This book can be taken so much further than the relationship with money alone, although god knows that’s a big of a change enough on its own.
The realisation of how much I approach life from a scarcity mindset, of not having enough and therefore never being satisfied (from the moment I wake up, before my feet touch the floor out of bed) was amazing.
It’s a great book to inspire you to take action and help other people too.
I cried at a few parts, especially the ones in the conference with women and with her mother dying. Some parts were a bit too elaborated on, and it definitely could be halved in length overall as it restated some things waaay too many times, but overall, still a super strong read.
- Stop living with scarcity as an underlying assumption. In my life, that is rarely the case.
- In the mind-set of scarcity, even too much is not enough.
- You can’t help people who are ‘hopeless’ (or yourself when you are so) by just giving resources, that’s temporary and will quickly make matters worse. The best way you can help someone (or yourself) is to realise what resources you have. and how to make use of them. empower yourself. You can probably do a lot lot more than you think you can.
- We’re so fed to consume more, it’s ridiculous. we really don’t need to.
- Money has become a playing field where we measure our competence and worth as people. We worry that if we stop striving for more, we’ll somehow lose our place on the team, or lose our advantage. If we’re not gaining ground, we feel that we’re losing it. If we’re not ahead of others financially, or at least even with them, we feel we’re falling behind and need to catch up.
- Money is like an iron ring we put through our nose. It is now leading us around wherever it wants. We just forgot that we are the ones who designed it.
- Everyone is interested in money, and almost all of us feel a chronic concern, or even fear, that we will never really have enough or be able to keep enough of it.
- Money has only the power that we assign to it, and we have assigned it immense power. We have given it almost final authority.
- More is better is a chase with no end and a race without winners.
- When we buy into the promise that more is better, we can never arrive.
“Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now, and we will never be here again.” —Homer, The Iliad
Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace. —FREDERICK BUECHNER
There is a natural law of abundance which pervades the entire universe, but it will not flow through a doorway of belief in lack and limitation. —PAUL ZAITER