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10 Benefits of Being Broke
Being broke is something that most people really don’t like. Let’s think about it for a moment. It usually conjures up images of not enough of food, resources, fun… just about anything! And the longer one sits in the place of feeling broke, well, the longer it lasts.
So what can be good about being broke? Actually, quite a bit if you really think about it. You just have to look for the gold buried in the coal. Ok, I really have no idea if you can find gold in coal, but you know what I mean!
10 Benefits of Being Broke
- You do not have to decide how to spend the money you do have. This can be a welcome break when you’ve been stressing about how to or not to spend your money.
- You get to look around for items you no longer want or need and sell them. I’m not talking about Grandma’s heirloom jewelry that you cherish, but I am talking about those work clothes you no longer fit into or find fit your style. Taking items to a consignment shop or selling on Ebay is a good experience to have and brings someone else a little something they feel like they want.
- It might just spur you to reduce your expenses, at least for a time. Why would this be good? It is always good to strip one’s self down a notch as far as material or luxury possessions go. It keeps one humble. I’m not talking about suffrage, just a slight removal from thinking things have to be “just so”.
- You start thinking about why you’re broke. This definitely is a starting point. Is it over spending? Is it attitude? Is it the job? Is it lack of education or skills… or faith? What is it? Regardless, if you start trying to find the “cause”, you’ll eventually find it.
- Looking for things to do that don’t cost money. Searching out resources for no cost fun will take you to the true beauty of our world, if you let it. Nature, the wonder of children, and public places offer more entertainment value than many paid excursions. Take some time to be with the cloudy sky, let the wind whistle alongside your face, take a walk, feel the crunch of leaves underfoot. Allow the bounty of our Universe into your being and you will find that there is plenty to “do” that doesn’t cost a thing.
- You just might consider changing your relationship with money. It was once said that the love of money is the root of all evil. Wait a minute! The love of money as evil?! How about you can love what you do with it, but not love it? Or maybe it’s just fine to love it. Anyhow, being broke is certainly an opportunity to look into your relationship with money.
- It is likely you will reduce your impact on pollution and the environment. With less money it is likely you will be more conscious of what you do buy. (Come on, we all know how to scrounge for change, you know you will come up with some). When you’re scrimping on expenditures you will probably spend less on the “junky” stuff that you’d end up disposing of later.
- Possibly this experience will create a new sense of resourcefulness within you. You may need to seek out financial support in ways you did not previously imagine. Who knows… you might even meet some interesting people!
- You may just discover your true heart’s longing. Everyone has a dream they want to fulfill, a service they want to provide to participate in the giving and receiving cycle of life. Something about being broke (especially for what may feel like is perpetually) can take one to the place where a joyous life purpose is revealed. It does not have to be sought after, though, for it is within waiting to be discovered at the perfect time.
- In your desire to not be broke, you launch a super strong desire to find your way out of being broke. When you choose to follow that desire you will undoubtedly come to know the truth: the only thing separating you from financial freedom is a collage of thoughts and beliefs about money. Does this make it your fault? No, it just means you are the creative power in your life and you can have a harmonious life, if you choose. Don’t believe it? Start over at benefit #1.
I'm going to give you a hint... Those pennies you just collected to pay for that little something you wanted. You know how you felt kind of annoyed and the clerk or teller acted the same way? Well those little one centers, when looked at in a refreshing light, are the pure roots of a million dollars. How about that?
About Rainbow Recognizer
Amy Phoenix is a gentle, yet direct parenting guide and healing facilitator dedicated to sharing insights and practices to transform frustration and anger, heal the past and nurture conscious relationships – to appreciate all aspects of life. Visit her at www.innatewholeness.com.