Abundance I am not sure if all my recent readings are just the classic midlife examination of what really matters in life, but that probably has influenced it. The word ‘abundance’ has come up so much, in different contexts, in the books I have read as well as some workshops/seminars that I am currently taking (Brené Brown, Anthony Robbins, T. Harv Eker, Elizabeth Gilbert, Stephen Covey) – spiritual abundance, financial abundance, an abundance of joy and gratitude, to name a few. The word itself is so beautiful, indicating ‘more than sufficient of’ something. Abundance means there is more than enough for all of us, and in addition, more for me does not mean less for you. Like one of the writers said, we are not operating in a ‘survival’ mode. We are aware of all there is to be grateful for.
At work, when my thoughts and actions are based on the foundation that there is more than enough of everything, I do more brave and creative things. I try new ideas. I focus on doing a good job. I don’t approach problems with fear or feeling overwhelmed. I use my time better (the scarcity or lack of time, the favorite complaint of our time!) and know that when I effectively plan, there is time for all that I want to do. In my case, it has also helped me focus on building my community, and less on the competition. I win. I lose. I fall down. I get back up. I try another day. On a personal level, my parents have always raised us to appreciate the everyday abundance in our lives- that of family, friends and resources. And as I read all these amazing authors, it helped me connect the dots on how to practice abundance in all areas of my life.
Abundance Resources You may be practicing abundance already. Kudos! If you would like to read more, I’ve a few resources that were helpful to me that I want to share with you.
Thoughts? I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below to add your voice to the conversation. I want to leave you with this Suze Orman quote for today, “Abundance is about being rich, with or without money” – Best, Priya
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