Currency

: the money that a country uses: a specific kind of money
: something that is used as money
: the quality of state of being used or accepted by many people

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Currency (n.): 1650s, “condition of flowing,” from Latin currens, present participle of currereto run” (current (adj.)); the sense of a flow or course extended 1699 (by John Locke) to “circulation of money.”

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“Small change, small wonders – these are the currency of my endurance and ultimately of my life.”

Barbara Kingsolver (b. 1955, native Kentuckian, novelist, essayist, and poet, who has published fourteen books)

Bio Source:

www.kingsolver.com/biography/

“Thoughts are mental energy; they’re the currency that you have to attract what you desire. Learn to stop spending that currency on thoughts you don’t want.”

Wayne Dyer (1940-2015, internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development, wrote more than 40 books)

Bio Source:

www.drwaynedyer.com

“Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what’s needed to unlock the magic. Go ahead, have faith.”

Kris Carr (b. 1971, best-selling author, wellness activist, cancer survivor, and entrepreneur)

Bio Source:

kriscarr.com/meet-kris/

“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.”

John Burroughs (1837-1921, naturalist, writer and essayist, active in the U.S. conservation movement)

Bio Source:

www.whitmanarchive.org:8080/criticism/disciples/burroughs/biography/anc.00250.html

“You look at your bank account, and you see the currency of love and happiness is more important than the currency of money.”

Richie Sambora (b. 1959, musician, producer, singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist of Bon Jovi for 30 years; along with Jon Bon Jovi formed the primary songwriting unit of the band)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Sambora

“‘Beauty’ is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West it is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.”

Naomi Wolf (b. 1962, author, journalist, and former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton; best known for writing “The Beauty Myth” and “The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot;” also co-founder of the Board of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership)

Bio Source:

www.huffingtonpost.com/author/naomi-wolf

“I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You’ve got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve go to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not to be afraid of it.”

Howard Schultz (b. 1953, self-made billionaire, CEO and chairman of Starbucks, former owner of Seattle SuperSonics)

Bio Source:

www.forbes.com/profile/howard-schultz/

“Growing up, I learned that if you are passionate about something, that you can move mountains. Passion is more precious than gold, and it’s a currency that everyone craves. It’s something that’s hard to fake, and when it’s real, everyone wants to be on that train. It’s about giving people something that they can believe.”

Stephanie Allain (b. 1959, African-American producer of independent films, best known for “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan”)

Bio Source:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0019858/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

Meditation

“Growing up, I learned that if you are passionate about something, that you can move mountains. Passion is more precious than gold, and it’s a currency that everyone craves. It’s something that’s hard to fake, and when it’s real, everyone wants to be on that train. It’s about giving people something that they can believe.”

— Stephanie Allain

 

When we love what we do passion flows up, around and through us, wildly — especially as we become conduits to this rich currency.  True passion, however, cannot be prodded, pushed, or manipulated. We must allow these currents to well up and pulse through us, illuminated and free.

When I was teenager, still grieving my mother’s death, I felt small, dejected, and devalued.  My world was a small dark box.  From time-to-time I did have some great reminders from beloved family members, friends, and teachers who encouraged me.

Those soul mates and love ones gave me the strength to put one foot in front of the other.  So, I joined after-school activities, participating in the chess club, playing musical instruments in the marching band and school orchestra, and taking art classes.   This gave me many opportunities to open the doors to positive influences in my life.

One of my art teachers took the class to an art studio in the outskirts of town.  The barn studio was a huge oasis and the teacher was a local medicine woman, teacher, guide, and accomplished artist who facilitated healing to those who were privileged to meet and work with her.

I was so touched by the feeling of peace in that teacher’s studio that after school I worked a part-time job to pay for private art classes at night.  The Great Universe protected me during the hours of traveling back and forth for miles at night by myself as a teenager between 16 and 18 years of age.

Soon, I was in my element, surrounded by people who loved art, music, and who were passionate about their lives.  My life became brighter and more opened, and I began to look forward to going to college and becoming an independent adult.

I will never forget the many angels and guardians who provided enormous currents of generosity, kindness, love, and wisdom — those people who were instrumental in opening up portals of  possibilities into my life and transporting me light-years into brighter futures.

Stay alert and present, sojourners, for Life’s enormous blessings.

Much Love, Tonya

 

 

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