Wednesday Walk ~ The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things ;)

Today on my Wednesday Walk, I share with you about my exciting experience of buying a new car, along with a lesson I learned from the process. I have been feeling ecstatic & proud driving around in my new car. I am reminded, however, of one of life’s great lessons – that the best things in life aren’t things. I am still the same me living the same life. While I am happy and excited because I have a new car, I understand that possessions are not what give my life value. Please enjoy this week’s video blog.

I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever had an experience where you brought something materialistic into your life, it made you feel differently, but when that wore off … you realize it wont bring your happiness. Please share your experience so the rest of us can learn from you.

love,

jodi

8 Comments
  1. John Shearer 8 years ago

    Hi Jodi: As usual, you make me smile and giggle at the profundity of all that is and is not. This weeks’ installment has me closing on a house next week and I just signed an offer for a sailboat in Mazatlan. For me its about waiting until the stars and moon line up and allow for things to come or go in my life without attachment to the outcome of who I am, whom I’m with, and all the other what , when, where, hows that want to come up all on their own ego driven selves. Just observing that I’ve lived lean and I’ve lived large, but its been a while, so larger is it for now, knowing that lean is at least as much fun and satisfying without the maybe hassles of living large. That’s it from here in Mexico and waiting to see what shows up and for Chant to come back into the frame!

    Love,

    John

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      jodibk 8 years ago

      love your state of BEING john! thank you for sharing so generously … you are an amazing inspiration to me & many.
      congrats on your new beginnings, looking forward to how life continues to unfold for us all.
      namaste,
      jodi

  2. Shirlene 8 years ago

    Jodi Jodi Jodi! Beyond happy for you getting a new car! I completely relate to your message this week, as I too recently got a brand new car, and named her “Shizam!” Your ability to articulate how the immediate increase in happy spunky feelings does not change who we are because of the new material items in our life speaks loudly to me. Yet…when I drive Shizam I feel more like me, almost like I got my mo-jo back, my spring back, my thunder back. Also felt this way recently when I conquered a health issue that had been stealing my thunder. Once I figured out the root cause and changed my eating habits to overcome issue, I felt brand new again, extremely happy, proud…vibrant and vivacious. The whole time I was dealing with the problem, and would have those self-conversations that “it doesn’t change me or who I am at the core”…yet it was suckering me down to feelings of shyness, embarrassment, retreating, etc. Anyhoooo…love love love your weekly videos, they keep me pondering on a deeper level about lots of random things. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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      jodibk 8 years ago

      OMG Shirline ~ i LOVE you so much!!! we are ONE!!! new car, same thoughts 🙂 of course. thanks for watching & most important, thanks for sharing! i hope to see you & your beautiful lil man very soon!!!!
      xx
      jodi

  3. Kaitlyn Sabre 8 years ago

    Hi Jodi 🙂 Congrats on the new car! I too, have a car story. When I first got my car I was beyond thrilled with the whole package. After searching for many many months, I found the car of my dreams in another state and went through a lot of trouble to get this car once found. I had the car for about 4 months when out of no where, I was hit by a pizza boy, who it turned out did not have an insurance policy to pay for my damage. I felt like my world was over. (silly, I know..) After months and months I finally had my car fixed. Then it wasn’t fixed… I brought it back to have more mechanical damage “fixed” and they crashed it and damaged it even worse. I died a little. I continued to wash and wax my car regularly, put the best gasoline in it and change the oil every 3,000 miles. Then I put four brand new, of the very best brand, tires on my car. The radio stopped working, which turned out to be an issue in my rear windshield. I bring it in. They “fix it” .. it’s worse. I bring it back… when I go to pick it up, one of my tires is flat and the rim is dented. I cried. Life isn’t fair. So I pick up my car after they put a new tire on it. (each time my car was in the shop I was put in a little beat up rental car that made me feel terrible about myself.. silly, I know) A few weeks later.. it begins to rain in my car… yes, I said RAIN.. in my car. The rain came in through the side airbags, the rain came in through the electronics for my sunroof (which I love having) the rain just poured in. Finally it’s fixed.. but now the lights don’t work inside. I’m dead. My life is over. My car is a lemon and the universe is out toe get me. “But I recycle!” “I don’t kill bugs!” “I eat my veggies and have committed myself to a career in service to others!” I proclaim these things when life isn’t going “my way”.

    Somewhere in between the unfairness of the first pizza delivery boy disaster and the urge to collect two of each animal in my car one rainy morning.. I got the message. Loud and Clear. The universe is trying to get me to disconnect from material things and stop relying on them for my self worth. PHEW.. all this time I thought I would never be me again 🙂 I do love my car, and I still value the things in my life which I’ve worked hard for which include but are not limited to my favorite shoes and my nail polish collection. It’s OK to be proud of something you’ve earned and to enjoy riding around sunny California with your convertible top down! It doesn’t define you; but your ability to enjoy it does. Some people have three convertibles but don’t take the time to appreciate them. Simple things like loving the wind in your hair and your favorite song on the road is what makes you who you are! Enjoy your car.. and remember to change the oil regularly 🙂

    Namaste!!

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      jodibk 8 years ago

      thanks for making me smile girl ~ i LOVE your story & your BIG lesson learned … powerful aint it. much love & lots of sunny convertible days <3

  4. Mira 8 years ago

    Hey Jodi,

    I just bought a brand new car too! After 7 years car free, I’m also zipping around like a goddess. Wheee! WIth it, I feel I can better serve and I have a feeling that will last…

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      jodibk 8 years ago

      oh yay mira ~ congrats on your new wheels … sending you love up the coast <3

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