Time, money and …?…
Part 1 of 4
Welcome to my blog!
We live in a multi-dimensional world of height, length, breadth and time.
Since my teenage years—no doubt due to having grown up at that great liminal space, the seashore—I’ve been fascinated with liminal spaces.
This blog is devoted to exploring and giving ideas for navigating those uncomfortable, undefined dimensions of time, money and?
What does ‘liminal’ mean? And why ‘dimensions’?
Liminal is derived from the Latin root limen—“threshold” or doorway.
It means “occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.”
Here’s an illustration of a ‘liminal dimension’ I experienced. My wife and I hiked in a remote place on the western shore of Oahu, far from Waikiki and Honolulu. We parked at Yokohama beach and hiked for two hours along the surf-splayed volcanic coastline to Kaena Point, the northwest tip of the island.
There, the’aumakua (family ancestral deities) would welcome the ‘uhane into their realm.
When we first arrived at that point of land where the Pacific flows unhindered from Japan, we joined the Monk seals sunning themselves unmolested there. We truly felt that we were entering a liminal space, a passageway along a rugged, unpaved coastline, far from the surfer crowds, where departed souls have gone on.
It is a place where there is a passage from this world to the next, a transition zone from 21st century Hawaii to its ancient roots, from a place where money is everything to where it is nothing.
“How May I Help You?”
I’ve asked some for ideas about what to call that “other” dimension to explore.
Some suggestions I’ve gotten are:
What do you call this intangible dimension of life? You get to help shape this blog!
In this section of the blog, I will share resources to aid you in one of your liminal
The Wall Street Journal published a great article on April 9, 2012, detailing the key questions one needs to consider in retirement planning, whether it’s 20 years or 2 years away. Check it out: “He Wants to Retire…but She Doesn’t”
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Originally posted 2012-04-29 23:51:03.