A naughty thought is rising up in my mind.
One that condemns no one but questions the validity of fighting against a broken system.
Walking home after a long and rewarding conversation with a girlfriend, a gentle thought stepped in:
If you don’t FEEL you have enough, then you don’t.
It makes no difference how much you have, if you are still telling yourself a story of lack. When we’re fighting against the unfairness in the world we’re highlighting what we’re missing in our own lives, we’re saying we’re victims of a system that is biased towards those who already have too much. We’re saying we have less.
We’re saying we don’t have enough and it’s someone else’s responsibility to give us more. And by doing so, we are reinforcing the idea that there’s not enough to go around.
But the thing that was suddenly so profound in this thought, is that those who have so much more money than we have are still grabbing and grasping for more. They’re acting as if the money could run out at any moment. Could it be they’re accumulating enough of a financial crash-mat to stop them feeling any pain if they were to fall?
Are some people protecting themselves from life with money?
A naughty thought, as I said.
The problem is, money doesn’t actually stop pain. ‘It’s alright for them’ suggests only our unwillingness to see other ways that a person might suffer, other than financially.
How can we restart the flow?
It’s true that if the money flowed more easily it might find its way to those in need. But maybe we have no right to force others to give up what they have, no matter how much it seems to be in our eyes.
Maybe what we can do is find ways to help them FEEL they have enough to be able to stop accumulating and restart the flow.
Maybe the 99% has to give first.
Comments – What else needs to flow, what can be shared so that we can ALL remember how it feels to have enough? (I don’t know the answer here but I’d love there to be one)