Chapter 18: Live in abundance
Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.
When we think of the word ‘abundance’, most people think about things like abundance of money and stuff. What abundance really is, is a way of thinking and living. An abundant mindset and attitude regardless of external events and situations. An internal state of mind of peace and joy. You see right now, you could think of all the abundance you have in your life from the love of your family and friends to the house you live in with clean water, electricity, gas, Internet, entertainment, and a warm bed to sleep in at night. To the car you drive and the roads that connect you from A to B. To the shopping centres with all the food, clothes, and products you could possibly desire. To the employment opportunities you have and all the educational facilitates you have to learn from. We really do live in such an abundant moment in time, but rarely do we stop and think about the abundance we have around us.
Living in abundance
Living in abundance first comes from the awareness of the abundance you have around you. An abundance mindset can be cultivated by taking time out every now and then to stop, go for a walk outside, look around, and think about the abundant times we live in now. Do we have more abundance than we have 50 years ago? Two hundred years ago? One thousand years ago? Of course we do. We live in an ever-increasing time of abundance, but most people are walking around silently depressed. Not understanding that if they redirected their thoughts on abundance, the shift in mindset would change their outlook on the world. Living in abundance can give you a constant source of mental stability regardless of external events or situations in your life. A mental stability that helps you on the path to turning your dreams into reality by giving you a mind of peace and joy.
Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
- What abundance really is, is a way of thinking and living.
- Stop and think about the abundance we have around us.
- Cultivate and carry with you a mindset of abundance.
- You can be abundant even when you are without.