The Art of Money by Bari Tessler
June 14, 2016 / By Jason at Parallax
One of the cornerstones of daily mindfulness is that you practice with whatever comes your way, wherever you are.
This seems all fine and good when it comes to mindful speaking or walking, but what about the thorny topic of money?
Most of us work for a living and have bills to pay. You probably are all too aware that money isn’t the way to lasting happiness, but it still matters a lot.
The Art of Money by first-time author Bari Tessler is the book your money-savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could.
Bari gently challenges us to think about money as a gateway to self-awareness and a training ground for compassion, confidence, and self-worth. Her techniques weave together emotional depth, big-picture visioning, and refreshingly accessible, nitty-gritty money practices.
“From body image to spirituality, diet to a meaningful career, you’ve gotten brave, gotten honest, and worked to create healthier, more intimate and mindful relationships with yourself, with others, and with the different aspects of your life.
But there’s one nagging exception. An area of your life that you’d rather not think about, let alone talk about. One last taboo that can still turn your palms sweaty and give you that icky, pit-in-the-stomach feeling. It’s the elephant in the room.
Money isn’t just about the numbers: it’s also about our relationship with ourselves. In order to shift our relationship with money, then, we must untangle old patterns and challenge our assumptions about ourselves.”
—Adapted from The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness
Let’s start befriending the elephant in the room this summer.