Few things are as liberating and empowering as cultivating a more mindful money mindset. When we view what we do with our money as a chance to vote for the kinds of things we want to see more of, everything changes. We take the reigns of our finances and direct them towards a good that satisfies more than just our own needs and wants. By consciously choosing why, where and how we spend, save and invest our money, we can positively affect the change we want to see in the world.
You might recall that often paraphrased notion of don't tell me what your values are, show me where your money goes and that will show what you value. This idea nails the opportunity we have to be more mindful about our relationship with money. It also rings true for how we use our more innate assets too -- our time, our words, our actions as well as our social capital such as community engagement and civic participation. When we weave these together with how we use money, we can better thread the needle of consumerism and mindfulness. And we seed the possibility for a more communitarian and examined life.