Life is made up of time.
Life = Time.
Money is a symbolic and material object that we’ve received in exchange for our time.
Time = Money.
Life = Time = Money.
Life = Money.
When we spend money, we are spending our life’s effort. What we spend money on is what we value and who we are.
That bank account statement is an impartial record. It doesn’t care what we say is important. It shows us by our actions what is actually important.
If healthy eating is important but our bank account shows lots of visits to Krispy Kreme (and I have to admit that I LOVE Krispy Kreme), then we value something else more highly than we’re valuing our health.
If donating is important but our bank account has no donations, then we’re not living the generous life we want to live.
We can use our bank account to keep us on track. Looking through it, we see the evidence of our values. If it’s not the record we want, then we can make some changes. Going forward, we can ask, “Is this purchase worthy of my life? Does this reflect who I am and my highest values?” Then we become more conscious about our spending and can take the opportunity to direct our money towards what is most important to us.
Give, because your bank account is a moral document, and you want it to reflect your highest values.