Saturday, August 3, 2013

Love and Money

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Everybody wants to be rich and in love, but nobody wants to give up their tragic story.

Love and money are the two fundamental elements of life.
Without money you can’t buy the food you need to stay alive. Without love you don’t have the desire to live. Love and money are not “things”. They are invisible forces.
When men and women swirl and dance, their energy is the force of love/money.

Our ancestors lived through ice ages, great wars, draughts, plagues, and predators that reduced our species to the brink of extinction time after time. Yet here we are, thanks to our deep, abiding love and our desire to provide for one another.

When money is scarce and love stagnates, nothing moves. Fear turns to pain. Connections fade.
The right balance of love and money gives rise to pleasure, intimacy and aliveness, along with all the other values that bring meaning to our lives.

Modern media tells us that women are beginning to enjoy the same opportunities and abilities as men. I have interviewed hundreds of women about their desires and aspirations. They tell a different story.
Is it actually true that we can fight and work like men? Do we have to be rough and tough to earn equality? Or can we design a new kind of partnership that uses both feminine and masculine qualities to achieve what we all desire?

Some questions don’t have answers. Rather they require new experiences. No one thinks that we will return to the days when men worked while women waited at home. Today we are all participating in a great social experiment. The chances we take are setting the stage for how we will live and love together.

No one can tell you what will work for you. Search your heart. That is where you will find the desire for the life you want to share with men. And that is where you will find the wisdom to break with convention and explore alternatives that your culture does not offer.