The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources is not a book about writing, but about money and our relationship with it.
Far from a book about making money, Lynne Twist actually reframes the discussion about money. At least that’s what she’s done with this book for me and for many others. Here’s what I mean:
Twist draws on her experience as a high-level fundraiser, particularly for The Hunger Project. A good deal of her experience with The Hunger Project was in the field where she asked those in improvised impoverished areas of India and Africa, etc. what they needed rather than telling them what she and her people could bring. Over and over again she discovered people could find their own solutions and needed those solutions supported much more than they needed charity.
Bringing those lessons home, she introduces the idea of sufficiency.Sufficiency is the idea that we already have enough, that we have around us and within us exactly what we need. It includes the knowing that we are enough just as we are.
Once we begin to truly accept these truths, we are then free to increase our income, or not, as we choose. For the results of reading and working with The Soul of Money is really to return us to choice about our life and our relationship with money.
The Soul of Money is a book you’ll want to read slowly, savoring the ideas. And then you’ll want to read it again. Next, you’ll find yourself talking to others about the book and the concepts, and soon, you’ll find your own relationship with money transforming.
Lynne Twist now runs The Soul Of Money Institute.
You may want to buy The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources now.
Lynn and her husband Bill are also involved with the Pachamama Alliance which has created the Awakening The Dreamer Symposium – a movement aimed at changing the destructive dream of the north to a ecologically sustainable, spiritually fulfilling socially just human presence on the planet.