When money is short, tempers may flare. Patience may be tested and nerves can be on edge. When there’s no finances, there is often no romance. You may have been left alone with the responsibility of being a single parent with children to support by yourself. In some cases, living on the edge and doing just enough to survive, puts your life in a place that you never could have envisioned. If you find yourself snapping at people, or even worse, losing self-control, take a step back. Don’t allow issues around money cause you to hurt others, or to push you over the edge. You’ll end up ultimately hurting yourself.
Focus on what needs to be done so that arguments, or stressors about money, become a thing of the past. Become a part of the solution instead of the source of the problem. If you’re buying things you don’t need, get help to stop. Work on generating ideas, minimizing sources of financial conflict. Envision a future in which you live past conflicts or stresses about money. You have greatness, knowledge and experiences in you that will allow you to overcome your financial woes. Tap into your creativity and bring out the entrepreneur in you. Explore new ways of creating multiple streams of income. Make it your business to work on ways to increase your personal economy, financial security and your peace of mind. Because, you have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!
Clearly recognising what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance. If we are holding back from any part of our experience, if our heart shuts out any part of who we are and what we feel, we are fueling the fears and feelings of separation that sustain the trance of unworthiness. Radical Acceptance directly dismantles the very foundations of this trance.” ~ Tara Brach
Six years ago we started our third and final Journey from Belgium to Scotland. We had made two trips prior, first to get a feel of the place, since neither of us had been here before we thought it would be nice to have a look around. The second was to view properties and finalise our lease. At the time of our first visit, we had no idea that it was mandatory for to view a property before signing a lease and our real estate agent refused to have us sign our lease remotely even if he thought the property was a fit for us. He wanted us to decide for ourselves. The trips were long, especially long for me since the longest drive I’d ever been on was a 5hour drive from Ohio to Pennsylvania decades before, that trip felt like torture so imagine a 9-hour drive from London to Edinburgh, adding to that journey, a 4hour drive from Liege to Calais with 45 in the Eurotunnel.