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Developing a Relationship to Money

February 22, 2011

If you handle money without awareness and mindfulness of how much you are giving out and receiving, then the money just flies away, even if you have millions of dollars in your pocket. If instead you are aware of how many people worked hard for this particular banknote, how much energy they spent for it, then you begin to think more carefully about buying and selling. You begin to develop a relationship to money.

From “The Question of Money,” page 156 in Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness.

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3 Responses to Developing a Relationship to Money

  • BuddhaBrian says:

    Very Insightful!!

    Posted on February 22, 2011 at 7:00 am

  • Dwan says:

    Nice. I appreciate this.

    Posted on February 22, 2011 at 7:26 am

  • Dwan says:

    Found this just now, reading an article here - -

    Benjamin Franklin wrote: “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way.”

    Posted on February 22, 2011 at 7:33 am