What’s Your Currency?

Last year one of my closest friends uttered a seemingly forgettable phrase while sharing a much more poignant story about her life. She never could have known at the time how much her words resonated with me or how much freedom they opened up within my soul. Tali-When you said, “Money is not my currency” You unknowingly connected the dots of my why…my purpose, my passion for this life. Those five little words helped me recognize that I was lost and so far from living my authentic life. A sense of clarity came over me allowing me to identify what matters to me, what does not, and how that shapes who I am and how I intend to live this life.  So thank you, for that (and so much more) my soulsister.


I had been struggling to reconcile contradicting pieces of my puzzle for years. Wandering from moment to moment, fighting to overcome the disconnect between what I believe and what I do began to feel normal. Thankfully the universe brought me to a very special villa tucked away in the hills of California. It was there that Tali’s words stopped me in my tracks and sent me on an unexpected year long journey of reflection, meditation, prayer, and enlightenment. Have I figured it all out? HELL NO! I mean, do we ever? But I have come to trust in my journey and understand that each of our lives are entrusted with a great purpose. It is our duty to identify what it is and then share it out into the universe.

Sadly, our society is ruled by the instant, yet superficial, gratification that money can provide. I am not immune to its lure. I really enjoy some of the superficial things money provides. But I don’t care about them. I don’t need them. I firmly believe things don’t matter, people do. So why then, is my life chock full of short term-easily accessible joy while I work so hard to attain true happiness?  It is time to make sure my priorities align with my values. It is time to redirect my family’s focus.

Please join me this week as I share the insight and perspective that I have gained while pondering just what my soul’s currency is.

Published by tarsha benevento

I am an educator who thrives on helping others. I spent close to 15 years teaching and then as an administrator in the New York City Public School System. During that time I completed my first Masters Degree in Teaching Reading and and additional degree in administration. I currently tutor students in all subjects and grades. In addition, after completing the Parent Advocacy Class with The Federation of Children with Special Needs several years ago, I am a parent advocate. I plan to dedicate my time to helping other families of children with special needs.

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