One of the benefits of living without money is the freedom it allows me to be of service.
I like that I am not off to work 8 hours a day, with little time or energy at the end of the day to really help. I’ve given myself the freedom to be able to give from the heart – without ties to the world of wages, mortgages, and the usual responsibilities of life. I have no job to rush off to, no deadlines, no money to be made so here I am, where I am needed.
I’ve spent the last 8 weeks staying with, and supporting, my friend as she attempts to heal from the sudden loss of her husband.
I am fulfilling one of the primary goals of my moneyless lifestyle – to help others.
An excerpt from my journal back when I was preparing for this journey reads:
April 25th 2014
There seems to be an amazingly easy way to touch real joy – help. In helping others, giving to others, we are able to feel again, in a way that not much else can bring.
And then when I first began moneyless living:
1st March 2015
I am finding that just helping out where it feels right to and when it feels right to is what is directing my movements…….
It feels very important to be here to help Sharon when she most needs me. I would not be able to be of service like this if I was living a ‘normal’ life. Now, I have the time; I have the means. I am really seeing this as one of the most important benefits of the moneyless life. Thank goodness I can be here for my dear friend.
Don’t get me wrong, I also get something out of being here.
I have the time to do my own mourning for a lost friend. I am with my extended, non-blood, ‘family’. I have been kept busy caring for others, not dwelling too much on my own losses. I am fed, housed and nurtured. I am very fortunate. I have many lovely people wanting to support me too.
Even in the most trying of times, there are blessings to be found.