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The Work on ‘It’s possible to waste money’

It’s possible to waste money.

Is that true?

I don’t know.

Can I absolutely know that it’s true?

No.

How do I react when I believe the thought ‘It’s possible to waste money’?

I feel guilty about past purchases and the way I’ve handled money in the past. I feel that if I buy something and don’t end up using it, I’m a bad person. There is a lot of guilt and self-hatred associated with this thought. I feel really terrible about past credit card debt.

Who am I without the thought that ‘It’s possible to waste money’?

I am much more anchored in the moment. The moment of purchase is the only moment in which money is relevant to whatever object/experience I have bought. I feel at peace.

Is there a peaceful reason to believe the thought ‘It’s possible to waste money’?

Believing the thought helps me save money.

Is that true?

No.

Turn it around.

– Believing that it’s possible to waste money doesn’t help me save money

Three reasons this statement could be as true or truer than the original:

1. I ran up huge debts on my credit card while believing that thought.
2. I still bought things I thought I would use but didn’t.
3. The thought doesn’t directly lead to me putting money in my online saver.

Is there a peaceful reason to believe the thought ‘It’s possible to waste money’?

No.

Turn it around

– It’s not possible to waste money

Three reasons this might be as true or truer than the original thought:

1. Every time you use money, you get something out of it — you never get nothing.
2. Even if you don’t use whatever it is you bought, the buying of it was meant to happen (because it did) — therefore the idea of waste is meaningless.
3. Everything I buy I sincerely wanted at the time, so at the time it wasn’t a waste.

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