Learning to handle financial stress in healthy ways is very important and will have a positive and lasting impact on not only your health and wellbeing but also your relationships, feelings of self-worth and happiness.
In Yoga Philosophy, the concept of Aparigraha, translates as ‘non-greed’, ‘non-possessiveness’, and ‘non-attachment’. When applied to our finances, this principle teaches us to take only what we need, keep only what serves us in the moment, and to let go when the time is right. To me, Aparigrapha in application can be explained through conscious consumerism.
I often say, “in order to manage money well, we need to manage ourselves well”. Our thoughts and feelings will either support or sabotage the actions we take with our money – and often we’re not even aware of it as a lot of what we do with our money is sub-consciously driven.
So how can the practice of mindfulness help you create more attention and awareness to develop a better connection between your thoughts, actions and feelings and become more conscious and aware of how they may be shaping your money reality.
Do you feel that wealth is within your reach or does it seem that everyone else has more wealth than you?
I’ll let you into a little secret – wealth isn’t exclusive to some of us and not to others. We all have access to create and generate more wealth and abundance in our lives we just need to know how.
Are you seeking more wealth and abundance in your life? Whether it’s a desire to increase sales or revenue, to get a pay rise or to have more money to be able to do the things that you really want to do in life.
Yet, how often do we tell ourselves and others that we really want something ….. but don’t actually take the necessary steps to achieve it?
Does this sound familiar?
If you think about the term “wellness” you’re more than likely to envisage pictures of active wear, green smoothies, ridiculous yoga poses, cross-fit workouts, natural medicine and remedies, day spas and indulgent retreats in exotic locations.
As beautiful and “holistic” as this image of wellness may seem, the reality is that total wellness as a concept is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition.
Are you spending money the way you want to: on purpose, rather than by accident or habit?
When it comes to our spending often our unconscious habits and behaviours can trip us up. Most of us spend money on needs and wants, emotionally and impulsively even without awareness.
But it’s important that we don’t let our emotions or impulses, instead of our core values, drive our spending.
We created money as a way to exchange value and whilst it is just a piece of paper or metal – there is actually a lot of energy associated with money.
How we think and feel about money (in other words our energy with money) sits below the surface in what most of us know and refer to as our sub-conscious. And it's this energy and beliefs that create our reality with money.
Put simply, we use our beliefs as a window through which we see, process and interpret everything money related and are what form our “money story”.
If we're going to shift our energy (thoughts and feelings) with money, we first need to uncover any negative thought patterns or limiting beliefs that may be blocking your potential to have more money, more abundance and more wealth.
Which makes our beliefs like a pair of glasses that we can choose to put on or change at any time. I explain more..