Do Not Be a Slave to Money
Everyone has a different view of money and wealth. Some people are tied down because of their views of money. This article is about changing how you think about money so you are not a slave to your needs for money.
Are you a Slave to Money?
Money can become a barrier to some people achieving happiness in their life. Some people view money as evil while others love it in unhealthy ways. Some people think that money is what they need to make them happy while others constantly bemoan to others that money does not buy happiness. Both attitudes are unhealthy and counterproductive to acquiring either money or happiness.
People have become slaves to money over the centuries and like any slave they grow to hate and become dependent on their master. Some would suggest that to gain happiness we should transcend the need or desire for money altogether. Such a quest leaves those on it still in servitude to money, because when you fight against something it has a hold on you.
How can a person free themselves of mental and physical slavery to money? There is a way to break the bonds that money has on you; View money as a tool and your mind is freed from slavery to it. Take away all of the mire and muck that has been placed in your mind about money by other people over the course of you life and just view it as a tool.
Money is a Tool
You are always going to need money because it is a part of this material world that you are living in. Because money is a part of this material experience you are having you must make peace with the idea of money. Money really is only an idea and can mean many varied material things or symbols of material things, from stocks, commodities, real estate, to actual coin and currency. All of these things however are only tools. Once you gain this viewpoint your physical slavery to money will decease or be held in a healthy acceptance.
When you start treating money as a tool then you can take the next step away from servitude to money which is the separate your view of money from your view of the actions of people who, in your opinion, have a lot of money.
Both rich people and poor people do good things and bad things. Typically when a wealthy person does something that people consider bad or evil - money is blamed for their actions, even if those actions are the same as that actions a poor person across the tracks.
People are going to be who they are on the inside if they have money or not. Holding negative emotions about money because of the actions of someone who you know has money just blocks your flow of happiness and also to, if you wish to acquire it, money.
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Once you have begun to think of money as a tool, and stopped casting judgment on money because of the actions of those you perceive to be wealthy, you can take the next step.
Since money is merely a tool you can begin to feel inside of yourself that it is okay for you to have that tool if you so choose. While you begin to allow yourself to have this tool you can have the realization that this tool does not bring happiness in and of itself. You can realize that happiness is something that comes from within and move on to gratitude when you acquire any tools that help you to enhance this material experience you are having, including the tool of money.
This is not an excuse for greed or selfishness, indeed those a created when we do not see money as a tool, but when we see it as a status symbol and are enslaved to its powers.
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