Living On The Edge

I have often thought how remarkable it was that I could live for decades just getting by financially. Colin Tipping in his Ebook ‘Radical Manifestation’ says that ‘most people’ live in this narrow line dividing wealth from penury and homelessness. If we were really victims of circumstance and economic conditions surely the fluctuations would mean that far more people would sink into homelessness. Instead is not this strong evidence that we are responsible for our own financial situation and are just being powerful in maintaining our comfort zone?

Alternatively we can decide to push out of our comfort zone of ‘just getting by’ and choose abundance. There is so much help available out there. I have referred to several sources that have helped and inspired me and will write of others when I have further applied their methods, but I am determined to change for ever ‘having month left at the end of the money’ to ‘having money left at the end of the month.’

Charles Dickens’ Mr Micawber put it memorably (on an annual basis) in David Copperfield:

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.

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3 Responses to Living On The Edge

  1. Paula Lucas says:

    Isn’t it the truth?!

  2. nick says:

    Not certain of what you wrote.. to many examples that I cannot relate.. except “‘most people’ live in this narrow line dividing wealth from penury and homelessness”
    Thanks for your efforts to make it clear… and hope others benefit.
    nick catricala

    • amck says:

      Thanks for your comment Nick. I’m not sure what you wanted me to clarify. I was interested to see that Colin Tipping confirmed what I had felt about my own financial situation and its delicate balance over a long period, which made it easier for me to accept that it was largely my responsibility and that I could do something about it.

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