For many just starting out on their journey to financial security, money can feel like a never-ending treadmill, where you are always struggling to get ahead. I’ve heard such comments as, “I can never seem to catch a break,” “I always feel broke,” etc. “Getting ahead” won’t just happen one day, though. It’s something you… Read More »
This has been a year of huge changes for me. I’ve been trying to figure out where exactly I’m supposed to go, and what exactly I want to do.
And while I might not know 100% of that vision yet, a lot more of it has become clear to me.
I’ve struggled for months to make a particular decision, because I was afraid of how it would impact both myself and others. It’s been months of clarifying and re-clarifying what exactly I’m meant to be doing, and the best way to carry that out.
And today’s post is to finally make that public and put it all out there.… Read More »
Soon enough on this blog I’ll be getting into all the practical steps of building wealth: creating a budget, saving your emergency fund, investing, and more. But in the beginning, there’s a step that I believe you need to take before all others. This step was almost single-handedly responsible for me finally starting to have… Read More »
A lot of times as spiritual people, we create this divide between spirituality and mundane life. We want to be special, to do our own thing, to not be confined to the daily grind of the 9-5.
So we meditate, we go to workshops, we listen to channeled messages from other-worldly beings. We do what we can to make life feel mysterious—even magical. Perhaps we even start up a business sharing our insights with others, or trying to help others in some way.
And hey, it works sometimes. There are lots of successful spiritual business owners doing what they love and making their spirituality their life.
But there are even more who fail. There are countless people trying and failing to make something meaningful (to them) of their lives, and feeling like they have failed. Mundane life reasserts its hold.
I always hated the Zen saying that goes: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” I’d prefer it say something more like, “After enlightenment, go on wonderful, magical adventures and bring your knowledge to the world.” The actual saying always just seemed pointless and depressing.
I hated it, once upon a time. I no longer do, because I saw something vital to my own peace: mundane life is the totality. It’s the whole point. It’s wonderfully spiritual and special and purposeful, and I’ve found a way to fall in love with just normal, ordinary, day-to-day life. I’ve found a way to be satisfied with chopping wood and carrying water, and not need anything more than that.… Read More »
In life, we’re used to being roughly at the same level we’ve always been. We work pretty much the same kind of job, get about the same amount of salary, have roughly the same net worth, have about the same kind of friends, etc.
I’ve previously called this your point of homeostasis, colloquially referred to as your “comfort zone”.
Essentially, it’s the point in life at which you are comfortable. It’s the identity you hold, as it applies to various aspects of your life.
In short, it’s your vibration, on these various aspects, and in general.
But what if you had vibrational mobility? What if you could change your vibration to set it at any point you chose, and by doing so, could very quickly get different results in life?
What if the only thing differentiating you from the millionaires, successful business owners, thriving employees, fulfilled creatives, and so forth, was where you chose to set your vibration?… Read More »