By Ken Honda | Published August 17, 2022
One of the biggest barriers or walls we all inevitably run into when trying to rewrite our money beliefs and experience more healthy abundance is a type of brainwashing that says that “there is not enough.”
We learn during our childhood that money is tight and that it can be lost, and then later on, society confirms and reinforces this unhappy belief, too. The financially strict situation we’re in can be very real, which is why we believe it and buy into it. But it’s the whole notion that money is tight month to month which is the deeper underlying problem, and we structure our lives around this belief and make sure we keep it true for us.
Having a Happy Money Mindset can help you reframe how you experience lack and abundance. When you have a Happy Money Mindset, if you’re a spender, you learn how to spend less. If you’re saver, you learn how to spend more without fear or guilt. It’s a tool that gives you life balance and peace of mind. At the end of the day, it’s all about gratitude.
Guilt and shame around spending is also relieved when you focus on gratitude. When you focus on gratitude, everything changes, including how you look at yourself. It sounds strange to say, but your standards lower in a healthy way. It doesn’t take some miracle to happen in order to feel happy. You’re happy just to be alive. You respect yourself more and appreciate yourself more. It’s hard when you’re young, or even in your 20s and 30s, working and trying to be perfect at everything. But appreciating yourself more also teaches you to appreciate other people more and even find it easier to forgive others even when they do wrong.
It’s almost impossible to feel deep gratitude while also feeling resentment or upset at the same time. You can use this knowledge to your advantage next time you feel anxiety or worry about money by intentionally turning your attention away from the negative and onto gratitude and appreciation. Who are you grateful to? Who made it possible to experience the product or service you want to pay for? There should be many people involved if you start thinking about it. Can you stop and try to feel grateful to each of them genuinely from the bottom of your heart? By the time you have done all this, there will be no room for negativity in your inner world, and your inner world is what creates your outer world, so that’s the best place to start your practice of daily gratitude.
If you want to learn more about how to install a mindset of gratitude and abundance, check out Ken’s new online course called the Happy Money Healing Program.