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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Dear Limitless Universe:

Thank you for everything you have taught me about money fears. Thank you for showing me how to get by and make do. Thank you for the teaching me how to cut corners and make ends meet. Thank you for letting me practice gratitude in face of anxiety, and staying in the present when tomorrow is uncertain, for strengthening my faith. There is no question this syllabus has made me a better person, and has given me skills and understanding I will use for the rest of my life.

But I'm ready to graduate now. Where do I sign up for Handling Crazy Abundance 101?

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14 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer Pyron said...

I'm still attacking the aforementioned syllabus and looking forward to the day when I graduate into abundance. Thanks for paving the way.

2:33 PM  
Blogger r3 said...

Ready to graduate myself. Have been working and waiting for 40 years. May not happen due to sheer fate, luck, circumstances. If that happens, I'm converting to Hinduism so maybe one day my ship will come in ... in a different lifetime.

Thanks for putting it so funny.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Mariellen said...

Pay it forward. And share any insights you get...

4:00 PM  
Blogger Stickhorsecowgirls said...

To what Mariellen said I say Ditto! lol Seriously,congratulations on your book! I am so happy for you!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Ditto, only in the baby department.

6:23 PM  
Blogger meghan said...

Ah! So true!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Be careful for what you wish. Like Biggie Smalls said, "Mo Money Mo Problems."

12:20 PM  
Blogger r3 said...

Yes, Paul, it's true. My boss, who is swimming in crazy abundance, has no free time or really quality life because she is constantly managing her stuff and things and people. Even if she got a personal assistant, she has too much to think about -- money, investments, properties, etc. She is responsible for a lot of capital. That doesn't sound enjoyable to me at all.

But I'd like to think that somewhere there's a middle ground (not necessarily a middle class) between "pared down, can't cut any more or will be on public assistance" and "I have to work, but I have options!"

I guess in this economy, better keep dreaming. Also, I'm not sure if I believe the universe is limitless. Energy is neither created nor destroyed, it is constant. So are the planet's resources. We've got a finite amount of air, water, land, etc. It seems with this many people on the planet competing for the same comfortable lifestyle I allude to above, that where some one gains, some one sacrifices or looses.

On the other hand, I absolutely do not believe that on a one-on-one level that an individual's personal success, such as Kyran's book making it big, will have a negative or reductive impact on me. I think she deserves to be able to have financial stability from her work. But some of that is going to depend on sheer luck of the draw.

I commend your courage, Kyran, for aligning yourself with fate as best you can and doing the hard work (writing the book)!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Agreed on all counts, r3. I didn't mean to be holier than thou. I still play the lotto, when I gas up. And, I expect to buy Kyran's book too. If we make her a millionaire, I trust her to find the balance.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Kyran said...

Thanks, Paul! I hope to get to research the matter thoroughly and report back my findings :-)

R3, as a storyteller, I don't think I can help but impose some kind of narrative arc on reality. I do choose to believe there is an order and purpose, along with all the chaos and mystery, if only because life without that faith would be intolerable for me.

I can't think of anything more essentially human than to tell ourselves stories about what it all means, where it's all going. And I love the idea that we can alter our experience of life in the telling.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

If you could see me, you'd see my nodding head. xo

10:26 AM  
Blogger lenniekat said...

Amen! I'm ready to graduate, too, sister -

9:11 AM  
Blogger r3 said...

We are all freakin' lucky. Anyone who has time to write a blog post, read one, or comment on one. We be in crazy abundance already. Thanks to Catherine Connors of Her Bad Mother for the reminder.

http://herbadmother.com/2010/09/freedom-choose/

12:24 PM  
Blogger what's her bucket said...

I want to graduate to a larger house. Not a McMansion or anything crazy like that, just a larger home with a pool (we live in the desert, it's a necessity) and a laundry room. I'm grateful for what I have but if the universe is taking orders, that's mine.

8:43 PM  

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