We are like the national bank of our own nation. If we do not invest and do book-keeping, we get the great depression. But what does that mean? What is investing in Me? What is book-keeping? “I am not an accountant and I am not good with numbers,” we say.
We are talking about putting it in and seeing into when it is running low. Putting it in, well, it might be fun, intuitive, the best part of what makes life worth living, or it might feel like working nine to five.
How do we get money in our bank? We work. We work jobs we like, and ones we do not. This is not meant to be a discussion on the employment crisis we are in, but rather our basic needs. Basic needs, like energy, self-esteem, a desire to live, freedom, the ability to feel pleasure, think about those.
Have we considered them as our entitlement for being human? Are they a choice? Investing in me is the big and small, the easy and difficult of practicing accountability to Me.
One of the weaknesses of this primitive analogy is that it piggy-backs a cultural opinion of failure if we find our bank empty. Without spending time today on that, please accept the premise that emotions and behaviors in this discussion are not moral qualifiers.
The behaviors that bring bank might be any number of things, exercise, diet, marrying God, sleep, taking prescription medication, ECT, using CPAP, avoiding violent content, Love magic, and so forth. However, to do these things with most success. Pursue them through the framework gifted to us via genetics, what came to us by way of temperament. That is style, form, and inspiration.
Temperament provides for us, like a great uncle’s inheritance. Going with that style of personality will tap into what was put aside for us without any work on our part. It is a fortune each of us have. This is in compliment to what bank we work for, as described above.
There are many ways we receive that we do not work for. Love, for example. But the choice to receive may not come easy. The choice to pursue what is freely given to us, to unwrap a gift, to open an envelope that carries our uncle’s will, to receive Love – the choice is ours. The choice can be as difficult or more so than hours in a sweatshop.
How do we get money in our bank? We work and we receive.
So this is what “bank” is and book-keeping at FriendtoYourself.com, and maybe it is as interesting as tax season but I thought revisiting it might lend balance. Keep on.
Question: What is your bookkeeping activity? Please tell us some of your story.
Self-care tip: Work and receive actively.