When you focus on concrete needs you become a slave of poverty...
.. Once he reviewed his life, he got conscience that the only time that he wasn’t poor were the years where he did not have concrete needs. And it became clear that poverty is a state of being and his concrete needs overwhelmed him.
Sayings of Don Juan, from the books of Carlos Castaneda.
And Don Juan explained when he’d lost the feeling of detachment and of freedom, he also lost abundance.
Money and abundance are a little bit as a couple: if you stick too much you lose your inner independence and lose important objectives in your life and that’s the beginning of problems.
But Don Juan had to have abstract needs or goals of freedom and then money and abundace came in automatically.
To make money do not get obsessed with moneyAnd the fact that you get obsessed with every new cent, with every new earned dollar, makes you turn your search of the Holy Grail of the financial freedom into a banal way of materialism.
And on the other hand there are those who get obsessed so much with saving and living a frugal life that they turn the way to economic freedom into hell.
BalanceAfter all it is better not to get obsessed with anything but: which is the correct attitude?
It is not a question of confusing detachment with lack of concern and negligence.
You have to be careful and take the responsibility to live a better life and not waste it. Negligence and obsession are two forms of materialistic slavery, there are those who are really poor even having fabulous income but they live as real slaves.
There are those who worry about not having enough to fulfill their minimal daily needs, these also are poor.
Make your life simpleAnd keep yourself from having so many things as they impose you by the mass media: just disobey, you don’t have to do exactly as the others do, nor to buy exactly the same things as all the others just because it is trends or fashion.
But this is necessary to do it without resignation or sacrifice, but just because all those things are not important anymore, because we are heading to more valuable and more lasting things.
One of these things can be the freedom of living without credits and without paying exaggerated interests rates that hinder our freedom of choice.
What really counts is our perception of things ... what we really want from the bottom of ourselves.
When was the last time that you did something that really you wanted to do, without being concerned with the opinion of others and without waiting for the approval of the others?
When will be the next time that you will do it?