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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, I want

to talk about the complicated

and triggering topic of money.

It's an interesting topic within a

lot of the mindfulness meditation

and what you could call "spiritual"

contemplative communities.

There's something about

money that is a hot topic.

I mean, this is true across domains, but

especially when you start getting into the

space of personal growth and cultivating

qualities of heart and mind that feel

like more evolved aspects of ourselves.

People get really touchy around money

to either not part of the conversation

at all, or they're just big barriers

and opinions around making money.

And a lot of it tends to be

grounded more than anything in fear.

And so I want to share what could be

perceived as a provocative statement.

But having fear around making money is

not some form of spiritual maturity.

I think it's really just another

block to our full, receptive

expression in the world.

The reason this can be a little

complicated is because we can certainly

develop a relationship to money that

is problematic and gets caught up in

domination, and can be hurtful to others

and can really fuel aspects of greed

within us that are absolutely problematic.

But if we're just going to focus on this

thread of fear around money, well, that

often has to do more with a general fear

around receiving and feeling worthy and

feeling like we can have enough and maybe

more than enough, we can have a life

that we desire that we're excited about.

That may be, it doesn't

have to be a zero sum game.

And what often seems to happen,

especially for people in this kind

of work, is that we can mistake

a scarcity mindset for nobility.

We mistake a scarcity

mindset for nobility.

And the thing I'll invite you to

explore in your own life is, you know,

you could look at this in relationship

to money, but just look at anything

that you might have fear around.

That it seems like, oh, I'm, I'm

being noble because I don't want this

or I don't want too much of this.

And ask yourself honestly, is this

a form of virtue, of maturity?

Or is it that I'm just fearful

of receiving something, of having

something, of actually holding the

resonance of enoughness in my being?

And Hey, let's take it a step

further, not just enoughness,

but let's just say abundance.

What does that actually feel

like in your mind, in your body?

What comes up for you

in relationship to that?

That's a personal thing

that we have to explore.

But I'll say it again.

I don't believe having fear around

making money is a form of maturity.

I think it's often instead an internal

block that we have to receiving.

So something for you to

ponder on your mindfulness and

potentially spiritual journey.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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