Scarcity: “The state of being scarce or in short supply; shortage.”
Abundance: “The state or condition of having a copious quantity of something; plentiful-ness.”
So, what’s your view of the world?
Do you see life as “There is not enough time, not enough money, there are not enough business opportunities; if I share information or an idea, the other person may benefit and I will miss out”, or even simply that “they” have something that you don’t?
OR, is your life full of opportunities; you have enough money, enough food, enough business ideas, more than enough “stuff” so much so, that you can share it with others?
Scarcity is fear-based thinking, fear of not having enough, and abundance is trust-based thinking, trusting there is more than enough for everyone.
We were fortunate enough to visit India earlier this year and found ourselves talking to people about ‘scarcity versus abundance’ mentality.
There were those wanting to convince us that their scarcity mentality was the right way even though it did mean they were so pre-occupied with it, they forgot to enjoy the people around them and all they did have.
Not surprisingly, there were others with an abundance mentality that had what they needed when they needed it, and found that when they shared with others, others shared with them and were on the whole, really enjoying their lives!
It is also worth noting that peoples’ monetary wealth had very little to do with their approaches and attitudes to life.
As you have probably worked out, those with an abundance mentality were grateful for what they had and would share it with others, (rather than concentrating on what they didn’t have, or still wanted or believed that others owed them).
So, if you have an abundance mentality already, take some time today (and everyday) to share your practice with others.
If however, you are someone who wants to enjoy life more and benefit by developing an abundance mentality, here is one small step that will help:
- At the start of the day or the end of the day (or ideally both), make a note of one thing you are grateful for in your life.
So for me today: “I am grateful that you have taken the time to read this and to do something different as a consequence.”
Have a look at this great video which gives insights into being grateful for what youn already have in your life.
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