Automatic Bank Teller

by stewart

For many years, I resisted the automatic bank teller machine; today I resist doing my banking online. This reluctance is my inborn fear and resistance to change; and becoming uncomfortable during the transition.

Long before direct deposit of weekly pay checks, with creation of the automatic bank teller, friends suggested switching and stubbornly I clung to my old banking pattern. Often on pay day, during my lunch time, I waited in line for up to 30 minutes to withdraw and deposit. Some weeks I went back 2 and 3 times. Who knows how many hours I wasted? Now I take care of my money needs automatically, sometimes over the telephone, 24 hours a day, with a less than 5 minute wait. What a convenience!

Why did I resist something which in the long run has turned out to be so beneficial? Over the years, I wonder how many other patterns I clung too that held me back.  How do I recognize these old ways and reach for the better, new ones?

Surely as the wise claim: we are the door which stands in our way. And only a Path of spiritual learning can help shatter the chains of patterned existence.


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Alaysia January 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

This certainly hits home for me. Being in this business, I try to convince my clients that the newer and electronic way of banking is easier and more convenient for them, yet I rarely use them myself. Sometimes I’d rather stand in that long line just to see how my favorite teller is doing, only to hear her say I could have done this from my phone. Oh well, I’m not a door that is jammed or locked, only slightly cracked. It’s a work in progress.


stewart January 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Many times we all need the human touch, as well.


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