Someone recently handed me a book called The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. I’m enjoying it, mostly because it is filled with wonderful anecdotes that illustrate its larger points. I learn best that way, find it much more palatable than pages upon pages of theory. Especially if the topic is money (so much potential for boredom!).
Chapter 1 begins with this quote:
Money is like an iron ring we put through our nose. It is now leading us around wherever it wants. We just forgot that we are the ones who designed it.
— Mark Kinney
Later in the book, she talks about the concept of sufficiency and the power that resides in that mindset:
In our relationship with money, it is using money in a way that expresses our integrity; using it in a way that expresses value rather than determines value.
And I’m not even halfway through the book yet.