When you begin to see that good feeling is part of your essential nature and not something that can ever be truly impacted by how much or how little you have, the game of money becomes considerably easier to play.
Each new insight allows me to enjoy my life a little bit more and appreciate the beauty of being exactly where I am. And while being awake to the fact that I am dreaming is not the same as being fully awakened, for me, for now, it is more than enough.
In the years I've been doing this work, I've noticed that insights are a lot like butterflies -- while there are things you can do to make them more or less likely, it's ultimately not up to us when they land.
What follows is not a trick question: Would you rather feel exhilarated, grateful, humble, inspired, resolute, compassionate, and content -- or fearful, sad, worthless, jealous, angry, overwhelmed, and bored?