I've been thinking a lot about investment lately. Everything that we do is an investment that we stand upon later. How we think is the architect of our actions and our future. Perspective itself is an investment. What we say, what we do and how we interact with people is an investment.
Usually when we talk about the term investment in Western Society we are referencing money. Well, we are in a system that was created before any of us were born. In this man-made social/financial structure, our energy gets translated into cash. A bill (dollar or otherwise) is a proxy for our life-energy that was invested into labor. (This is a deeply flawed system with some humans' labor being more valued than others. But that is another discussion) I am talking about looking at where our energy goes and assessing if we are in control of our direction.
This year I have really gotten a hold of my money. I am harnessing it and directing it and respecting it like I never have before because truly... it's My Life Energy manifested as green dollars.
I also started looking at relationship in terms of investment. Nurturing and spending energy on an excellent reciprocal relationship, whether it's family, friends or a lover will bring endless dividends in the future. Deep real reciprocal relationships could even save your life ...or at least your mental health, at some point.
I think that 'acts of investment' are fundamentally the actions of an adult. Investment calls in the idea that we don't live in a vacuum and that our actions do affect others. Our actions deeply affect our future self. Ask yourself: What would my future self thank me for?
I think Our future self would be extremely grateful if we invested in our best version of reality now.
I think being mindful is the state of a grown-up, and acting mindlessly is the state of a child. And we have tons of mindless adults. It's not totally their fault. We are in the end times of capitalism and we are trained to not truly think for ourselves. The system puts pressure on us to be a cog in the academic/ health/ work machine ... and then to consume endlessly.
I'm all for spontaneity, but there's also a place in life for building a solid foundation based on investment.
These are just some of my thoughts rolling around at the end of 2018.
I am wishing you a fantabulous 2019!
If you'd like to check out some of my personal Journey in the world of being more mindful, I have a channel on YouTube called the Practical Magic of frugal living.
Hello! I am Xtina, an intuitive tarot reader based in the Pacific Northwest. 'Tarot Communique' is a space for my musings, inspirations and whatever else that comes up that I'd like to share! xo
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