What’s your definition of abundance? Do you see yourself living in abundance now and in the future? If not, why not?
This was a question I posed in an earlier post. If you didn’t have a chance to read it, you can find it here.
Many of us initially think of abundance as an overflowing of something, such as the abundance of rain we’ve had in the northeast or having so much money we could swim in it. But if we allow our perspective to shift a bit, we can see that having abundance means having what you need when you need it.
Take this present moment for example, you’re reading this on a device while sitting in a chair, on a couch or lying in bed. Maybe you’re sitting outside on the grass leaning against a tree. Whether your belly is full, you’re in between meals or perhaps you’re getting ready to eat, you feel nourished. In this moment you are experiencing abundance. Your needs are met.
Does having so much money a person could swim in it truly make them feel abundant? I bet you know of someone who has plenty of money and yet, they want more. You probably also know of someone who has very little money, but they’re comfortable with what they have. Who’s better off?
The person who’s swimming in money can only use so much in any given moment. It’s possible this person has a nagging concern about losing it, which starts the cycle of wanting more - just in case. Who’s to say that their needs wouldn’t be met if they relaxed their attachment and had only what they needed in each moment?
Wanting more for yourself isn’t bad, I’m not laying judgement as to whether having money or anything else is good or bad - I do, after all, have many more shoes that I can wear at one time and I may have more books than I'll actually read. In the end, though, abundance is a mindset. Having faith, trust, and the belief in an abundant and loving universe opens the door for universal love and abundance to flow.
When you answered the question, “Do you see yourself living in abundance now and in the future” what was your response? Did you think, ‘ya, everything’s fine but…?’ When you stop and think about it, what more do you really need?
Can you be grateful for what you have now, in this moment? Can you be grateful for all your needs that have been met? In truth, all your needs have always been met – one way or another – because you’re here, in this moment. And that, in truth, is living an abundant life.