I really like mushrooms, alright fungi of all kinds.
When I see one in the lawn, or in the woods, I am a ten-year old ‘scientist’ again, eager to observe nature.
Yesterday I noticed the mushrooms in my front yard (working away at decomposing the roots of an old tree stump). These mushrooms were all weak- shriveled, maybe dying. “Oh OK, that’s where they are in their lifecycle, I guess”, I remember thinking.
Funny thing is, this morning I went out front early and these same mushrooms were plump and vibrant, very much alive. Huh?
Then it hit me (and this is where it gets relevant to your finances and your life). Those mushrooms weren’t sickly, or done, they were simply responding to the reality of their environment. It’s already HOT here in the afternoons. Those mushrooms were shriveled, because they were minimizing their exposure to the heat. When it cools off, they plump right back up and get productive.
If you are able to really be grounded in your financial landscape, you are able to respond to your environment in a way that saves your resources, and lets you concentrate on what matters most to you, instead of just what looks good. Most of the judgements you have about your money situation or your decisions around money are arbitrary AND unrelated to what really matters to you.
Let’s all take a cue from the little mushrooms and work with our environment to live our purpose.