Ebook [The Soul of Money Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life social change] by Lynne Twist
I m on the board of the nonprofit Worldreader and this book was chosen for our bookclub Lynne Twist describers her work as fundraiser for The Hunger Project and how
her philosophy about money has evolved through that process Told through a series of powerful anecdotes philosophy about money has evolved through that process Told through a series of powerful anecdotes one board member called this book very emotional a little too emotional for him nevertheless The Soul of Money has many interesting concepts worth sharing She presents several simple frameworks in which to think about money whether you have a lot or a little and also about why one should ive their time energy and money Here are few concepts that I found striking 1 How you spend money should reflect your values Money becomes a conduit a way to express our highest ideals Rarely in our life is money a place of enuine freedom joy or clarity yet we routinely allowit to dictate the terms of our lives and often to be the single most important factor in the decisions we make about work love family and friendship It s a challenging ask to reuest that people spend their money in alignment with their values as often I think many of us struggle with finding the time to research and know exactly what our money is supporting But I think this is a ood reminder 2 Citing Buckminster Fuller she writes a lot about how one should operate from a perspective of abundance In the mindset of scarcity our relationship with money is an expression of fear a fear that drives us in an endless and unfulfilling chase for or into compromises that promise a way out of the chase or discomfort around money In eneral I ve found that operating from a point of collaboration not competitiveness has allowed me to be creative and form better partnerships with my colleagues and others in the world of journalism and writing I PREFER TO ASSUME THAT THERE IS ENOUGH WORK FOR to assume that there is enough work for and enough ood ideas to The Secret Science Hermetic Philosophy Book 1 go around A few other uotes that will make you think Give in any way you can In Haiti there is a saying If youet a piece of cake and eat the whole thing you will feel empty If you Zoobreak Swindle 2 get a piece of cake and share half of it you will feel both full and fulfilled What really works is when everyone isiving the assets or resources they bring to bear to make a vision come true Some of those resources are financial Some are sweat euity Value the artists of the world The starving artist life sentence has us accept that creativity is undervalued in our society It suggests that those of us who rely on creative Nocilla Experience gifts to make a living can expect to be poorly paid and the rest of us are entitled to exploit them or short change them in money terms and undervalue them in human terms Think in terms of bringing people together not driving them apart We have the power and the resources now to create a you and me world rather than a you or me world And finally the kicker Women should look at how much energy they put into their relationships and consciously take a uarter of it and put it into their own relationship with themselves I m not really the type of person that leaves reviews I usually just mark the stars and leave it at that But with The Soul of Money I just have to say WOW what a book I ve read many books on prosperity that teaches how toet money and et money Lynne Twist has written something completely different She just doesn t talk about prosperity and how to et it But she teaches how to completely different She just doesn t talk about prosperity and how to A Hearse For Dark Harbor get it But she teaches how toood stewards with what we have And not just about money but our other resources that we all have within ourselves such as Love and Charity She mentions about how thoughts of scarcity has created a world of you or me and by changing our mindset to sufficiency creates a world of you and me And that there is enough resources to create a world that works for everyone I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a fear of money and thinking of not having enough And how to be Taken By The Werebear Pack good stewards of money our personal resources and Earth s resources This book was recommended to me As I often do though consciously I am trying not to any I read prepared to react to judge to criticize to dismiss The photo of the author on the book jacketave me reason not to venture further no need to explain but I open. This uniue and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money earning it spending it and Homecoming Swansea Girls 3 giving it away can offer surprising insight into our lives our values and the essence of prosperityLynne Twist alobal act. Have nots There were a lot of ideas I liked from this book 1 An ethical life is a fulfilling life not easy not always happy not without trouble but fulfilling despite the setbacks2 There are 3 myths that keep people from feeling like they can make a difference 1 The myth that there are not enough resources to Wind Scarred go around 2 The myth that is better sheives many examples of extraordinarily wealthy people who worry constantly and feel like if they had just 5 million they would be fine and 3 The myth that the unfair circumstances in life are set that that s just the way it is3 The idea of sufficiency if we look around us and within us we will find what we need This translates into letting people you help be a main part of the solution providing them with the opportunity to build self sufficiency4 What we appreciate appreciates And appreciation is the beating heart of self sufficiency When we recognize what is already in our lives we want for less and we see how to use what we have to care for our needs 5 Ghandhi There is enough for our need but not for our Cats Paw greed6 We should invest in activities that enrich our children s experience of life and that increase their appreciation for life7 We have the power to arrange our lives so that the stand we take with our money and our lives is a n every day right now every week expression of our core values not a some day next year when I retire or when I have enough expression of our core valuesAlso people and organizations can make a difference they might not be perfect but they can have a positive impact on the lives of others To be perfectly honest I expected to hate this book I thought it would be flimsy and cliched and haplessTo myreat surprise it isn t What it is is a moving book that challenges the reader to reexamine assumptions about money wealth and enough I read this at about the same time I read The Fifth Discipline and they were actually a Anadromous Fish Resources great combinationiving rise to my thoughtful reflection on the mental model of scarcity that most of us including me operate in by habit contrasted with how the world looks from a mental model of sufficiencyThere were some American Headway 5 Teachers Book Amp Test good a ha moments in here for me Aood uick read especially worthwhile for anyone who ives charitably or who works in the here for me A ood uick read especially worthwhile for anyone who ives charitably or who works in the sector I agree with the author s overall point that our use of and relationship with money can be used in positive values affirming ways and that the first step in this is recognizing that we really do have all that we need right now By the middle of the book however I started to wonder if delivering this particular message was all the author intended to do with the pages in front of me The stories are personal which is nice but I would have also like to read some demonstrative examples of how to make this happen in everyday life especially within an overall consumer culture that doesn t support the way of life she s espousing I liked the anecdotes about people the author knows and her experiences traveling the world The story about meeting Mother Teresa in India was reatThe thesis is that money is powerful and should be used to create Never Let You Go good for you and the world I can agree with that Also money flows like water and we are the conduit of our money We can control the flow and need to learn how to direct the flow of money to createood happy balanced lives There are not concrete steps to follow This is not really a self help book but it does help you look at how you personally use money and stimulated me to look at the choices I make with my money in a new way Lynne Twist talks about money in a way that I ve never experienced before She delves deep into the idea of money as a means of expressing our reatest hopes for ourselves and our communities The way she talks about money imbues it with a greatest hopes for ourselves and our communities The way she talks about money imbues it with a significance that I ve realized is totally appropriate Lynne s life is now dedicated to putting into the practice that helping people to help themselves rather than just stopping at helping people is the way to co create a compassionate and just world It s not just filled with philosophy but also includes practical applications of how you too can connect with the soul of money. This Nautilus Award winning book Twist shares from her own life a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest from the famous Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday lif. .
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Ed the book and read anywayHowever someplace along the way as I read THE SOUL OF MONEY I just read I just listened I was most engaged with the stories off put by the didactic nature of the book I will continue to ponder and explore Lynne Twist s insight into conversation and how positive change happens when conversations are changed and when conversation includes many of us which can happen with today s social media However positive changes as she points out can be replaced with negative conversations too Case in point when the conversations after 911 was diverted from heart and soul to etting back to business the business of spending money a directive from President George W BushTHE SOUL OF MONEY had implications for all of us no matter if we have little or lots of s I think most of us already know that how we Secrets Of Yantra Mantra And Tantra get and spend our money affects our soulis affected by our soul but a reminder now and again is always appreciated That said though I think it is complicated than the book alludes to Twist also discusses why weive money and tells the story of how she returned a 50000 contribution because she thought it was The Tobacco And Solanum Weevils Of The Genus Trichobaris given for the wrong reason Doesiving need to be soul centered to #Do Good In The # good in the appreciate Twist s research and hand s on knowledge of fund raising I especially appreciate her understanding that people for the most part want to be self efficient and just a uick and temporary handing out of money etc isn t necessarily a fix but can be detrimental in the long run We think we know what people need and want but we don t unless we ask Unless we sit down and have a conversationFor what it s worth I could see THE SOUL OF MONEY written as an essay something I would have spent less money on and less time reading I feel this book has it s place But I feel like the author at times is super unaware of her privilege Her experiences are not the experiences of others And I feel she has a real disconnect there She claims to walk in both worlds those of the well off and the poor But that just isn t true A tourist to poverty maybe It s just difficult to listen to a very well off woman who is telling me that I have enough and money isn t everything It s easy to say so if you have enough If you aren t worried that if your car breaks down you won t be able to pay rent Even if some of the messages she was pitching with her disconnect And there were times that her switch of topic was like whip lash One moment she is is talking about women who kill their female offspring and the next she is talking about fundraising and always being able to find the money to et a job done Like you can t just jump from that topic from that topic it s weird Like I said I just feel super Disconnected From Her Life from her life and it makes it difficult to take anything she says seriously I am very interested in this topic but Lynne was a magical thinkerOne story was of a village in the desert that needed to find water She knew that the women had the answer How The women said to keep digging Why They eventually found water and they were saved So we should just follow our intuition around and have faith that the right thing will happen How many villages tried this and found only sandAnother story was how Mother Teresa never had any savings She trusted in od to provide Yes that s the advice I want to Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume 1 give to all the savers in America don t save money something will come along Don t we already have too much of thatShe did have someood points about how money doesn t make you happy and if you have enough money you can Consulting The Faithful get a lot of joy by using it to help others She is a professional fundraiser which seems consistent but her motives are likelyoodStill overall I didn My parents ave this book to their kids for Christmas several years ago and I this book to their kids for Christmas several years ago and I picked it up and read it I can often be cynical of non profits and organizations meant to assist others even though my parents have been running one for 7 ish years or perhaps because they have been running one I think it s very difficult to have a system that does not make one party vulnerable to being taken advantage of another especially when their is such discrepancy between haves and. Ivist and fundraiser has raised than 150 million for charitable causes Through personal stories and practical advice she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity uilt and burden with experiences of sufficiency freedom and purpose In. .