As I was journaling today I thought about a few conversations I’ve had with friends who are on similar self-discovery journeys. Most recently, we discussed our crumbling culture in the United States and how technology has pushed us away from embracing human connections, gratitude, and simplicity. Although our society may literally have the world at our fingertips thanks to smartphones, we are now longing for a deeper connection with both our planet and the world around us.
We are seeking face-to-face interactions, the smell of old books, the beauty of the sunrise, the flavors of our meal. We are beginning to realize that although it’s great to feel connected with our family and friends online, experiencing the moment is more important than documenting it. “Things” are beginning to matter less, and meaningful connections to other people and mattering more.
It’s encouraging to hear stories of the millennial generation breaking away from our society’s importance of material things and making life experiences, nature, and culture a priority over money, consumerism, and power. Money is merely a tool to get things done- once you think of it that way, it doesn’t feel like such a weight on your shoulders.
When our actions and motivations are aligned with love, money begins to flow easier, we feel lighter, and we begin to connect with the right people and places that will guide us.
What are you doing to align with your purpose?