Mind Over Money Over Matter! Taking Your Thoughts About Money to the Next Level
This blog post is the 1st in a series of our Mind Over Money Series. which I will be writing in the next 10 months. I believe that having the right mindset is extremely important in reaching the financial freedom we’ve all been searching for.
Have you ever heard the phrase it is just your mind over matter? Where did this phrase come from and what does it really mean? Is it just a cool saying, or is there some basis in scientific reality regarding this statement? Let’s explore, shall we?
Let’s start with history. It was coined apparently in 1863 by Sir Charles Lyell in his work “The Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man”. You can research this for yourself! Even the ancients had some understanding of mind over mass. Since then, it has been adopted in scientific research and just simply in our everyday life as a proverb.
The power of our thoughts
Cambridge dictionary defines it “as the power of the mind to control and influence the body and the physical world generally” In his short work on “Thoughts Create Reality” by David Lee Huner, he goes into the historical and even some scientific research on how your thoughts create your life. And I truly support this idea.
The more I research the ability of the human mind to create, the more I understand the power each of us has to control our destiny. We control who we choose to be with, how we create money and wealth and the list goes on.
It is apparent that most of us have experienced to some degree the ability of our mind to control life’s outcomes or even help improve our physical health situation. Think about this in your own life about the times that this has happened.
You will be amazed at the reality of this. It really is mind over matter!
Let’s keep on going. Did you intend on getting married and end up married? Yes, as it started out as a thought first, right? Did you intend on getting a new job and get one? If the answer is yes, then it started out as a thought first.
Just take some time to meditate on all the realities of life you find yourself in. You will see that it started out as a thought first in your mind, or in someone else mind that had a heavy influence on you. I’m pretty sure I got you thinking now!
The mind over money connection
So now let’s get to the issue of money. Let’s take this mind over matter further and start discussing mind over money over matter. If we can to a large degree have our minds over matter. If we can control outcomes and directions in our lives, can this be translated over to money?
I think “Yes”! Mind over money is definitely possible.
Money is one of the top issues or concerns in our lives as it seems to impact everything. You can have your mind over money. Money is just a matter of an idea as I discussed in another article. So how does this possibly work for us in our favor?
I’ve said this many times before and I am saying it again. The first thing you need to fully understand is that having a large amount of money is not the end game.
Having the ability to enjoy life on your terms by your design is the end game!
If you could go anywhere, be anything, or have anything you desired and it would not cost any money at all, would you then have money as your goal?
The obvious answer is no because money is not needed! So the first thing you need to understand is that money is simply a tool. A tool to help you accomplish whatever it is that you desire to achieve in your life. It is an idea that is socially accepted as an efficient means of commerce and economic activity. That is all!
If everyone in the world agreed that clam shells were the means of commerce, then we would be discussing how to have mind over clam shells and not over money. So you need to understand that your mind is capable of creating more clam shells, or shall we say money in your life if you just quit stressing over it. It is just a tool!
Focusing on money creation
You need to take some time in your life and ask yourself how does money come into your life, or how can the money come into my life? The more you think about this and the more you meditate on it, you will start to see new paths of “money creation” start to come into your life.
I would call it mindfulness, focus, and awareness.
Well, you might say “I get money by trading time for dollars”! Really, is it just time? Is it the value you bring to an employer with your physical and mental and educational expertise that takes the time they are willing to pay for? Think about it again my friends, it is really the value you bring to the situation, not the time!
So look at your life and your current level of physical, mental and educational expertise you bring to your money making skills. What if these same skills can be translated to a much broader value to a larger world?
You will start to see that your thoughts, your mind will start to open up new areas of money creation into your life! You could simply write a book about your life or your insights and have it published on Amazon. Aside from marketing, you have just created a new source of potential revenue.
You see, the more you use your mind over the issue of money creation, the more you will be inspired. This inspiration will enable you to see your life open up to you in enormous ways. It is not just a matter of working for someone for 40 plus years and hoping for the best.
Mind over money over matter is taking your thoughts about money creation to the next level.
The best way to do this is to see you as your own business enterprise.
Think of it as “You, Inc.”!
Whether you are employed by someone else, self-employed or a business partner, it is your mental and physical and educational capabilities that create money. How about utilizing your very own talent to grow your business rather than to the company you’re working for?
Let’s start by taking the wonderful mind you have and get creative on having that mind over money over matter. In reality, that is the way it really works out. You can do it and you can start right now.