“The biggest, most unquestioned answer of our culture is our relationship with money. It is there that we keep alive–at a high cost–the flame and mythology of scarcity.”
— Lynne Twist, author of the unexpected “Soul of Money”
Lynne has been a long time fund raiser for charities like the Hunger Project and has worked with the very, very poor and the very, very rich. Most suffer from the same illusions of scarcity.
In her book she outlines the 3 toxic myths of scarcity:
1) Theres not Enough
2) More is Better
3) Thats Just the Way it Is
She quotes a number of great thinkers, including Buckminster Fuller, who predicted in the ’70’s the coming change from a you-or-me world to a you-and-me world. A world where all of us can make it.
She then goes on to outline Sufficiency.
Sufficiency: the 3 Truths:
1) Money is like Water
2) What you Appreciate Appreciates
3) Collaboration Creates Prosperity
As Buckminster Fuller said, “everyone has the perfect gift to give the world – and if each of us is freed up to give the gift that is uniquely ours to give, the world will be in total harmony.”
She goes on to talk about creating a legacy of Enough.