Check In book…
I know, not very many people actually use checkbooks anymore…and if you could see mine, you would understand I am perhaps one of those still merging the old with the new fangled way of banking:)
But why a blog on a checkbook?
Well, I happened to be reading a post on facebook and someone was speaking about their frustration that they ‘are worth so much more than their checkbook holds’. While I completely understand their frustration…it gave me pause…
My first reaction was to think of my own checkbook and commiserate with the writer…and then with a laugh thought there will never be enough money in there to show my worth. 🙂 Though on the surface, I totally said that in jest…I stopped and had one of those ‘wait a second’ moments, to look within and see the deeper side of that. As I pondered, it was easy to recognize that equating money to value or worth permeates our country. Societal structures around the world are set up basing personal value on our available resources. And though having money allows many fabulous freedoms, how often do we realize it really has nothing to do with our true worth? After all, if money equated our worth, all of our living rooms would look like this…
BUT…since this is probably not the case, at least not yet …***
The question then begs to be asked…How many of us believe our worth or value is based not only on what we ‘do’ but how much money we have? And if you follow that thinking how many people do we ‘judge‘ – even when we aren’t aware – that have less or more than we have causing us to feel better or worse about ourselves? An even deeper question to ask is: Do we judge ourselves when we are sick and unable to ‘do’; do we equate our value with ‘doing’ which in turn is supposed to fill our checkbook; or perhaps we aren’t ‘measuring up’ to our own or someone else’s expectations either in the financial realm or any other way?
So what are we do to when our checkbook/bank account doesn’t show how much we are worth? And I wonder which comes first…the fact that we don’t value ourselves enough and that shows up in our financial world or plain and simple we don’t make/have the money that allows us to feel our ‘value’. Sort of a chicken~egg theme. Yet, if we shed our checkbook and our money, our homes and our ‘stuff’-as so many have had to do since 2008…has our personal worth lessened? Does our stuff represent us or do we represent it?
What is it for you? Do you see your true value with or without your ‘checkbook’, and if you don’t, how can you change that? My heart’s desire would be that you will ponder these words deeply and stand on the belief that your value is so far above any riches. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t want them or have them, as I believe everyone should have exactly what they need. My prayer would be that you recognize they don’t define you. Perhaps, if nothing else, the next time you see a homeless person, a person wealthier than you , or if and when you find yourself down for the count, unable to ‘do’… you will choose to act in your thinking by having rearranged your thoughts a degree or two!
***If you would like to create wealth and/or see your true value as it is today, I would love to schedule a discovery session…go to www.bethany-perry.com and send me a note under ‘contact me’ or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org