Well-being vs Wealth
The author Lynne Twist (The Soul of Money) says that the origins of the word ‘wealth’ come from the concept of “well-being.” Being well. Our culture seems to value chasing wealth like it’s the purpose of life, but our ancestors knew it was a means to an end. A component of a deeper peace.
There are so many dimensions to well-being, that we trade relentlessly for one single dimensional pursuit. Yes, we need *enough,* but it seems that culturally we have lost touch with what enough truly is. And we lose connection to all the other dimensions of well being in doing so.
Healing, for me, has been a journey back to the wider, deeper, depths of listening to what well being truly feels like, and steering from there.
It’s not always easy, it’s like learning a new language. And it requires trading external definitions of success for internal ones - which look different on the outside and receive so little external validation.
And that’s part of the deconditioning also! That’s ok, what else are we going to do with this one wild and precious life? (Mary Oliver)
Thanks for reading, y’all. Here’s hoping you are ‘being well,’ today and always. Blue (and pink and purple) skies!
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Norma Van Horn