“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” ~Wayne Dyer
One thing I believe I’m supposed to learn in this lifetime is that I am worthy… of true friends and their love, of time to have fun and relax, of my home and the goodness inside it, and just abundance in general. Most days I feel overwhelming gratitude for it all. I read about girls on the far side of the globe who have to walk two hours to school and think how fortunate I am to have been born into a family in the US who believe strongly in education. I hear about human trafficking and feel such relief that I don’t have any experience with it aside from local activism groups I’m part of and some books I’ve read. And on and on.
I realize that coming to terms with abundance sounds like a good challenge to have. Becoming comfortable with it is a slow process for me because it taps into so many other issues of self-worth, self-esteem, and even fears that if something good happens now, will something bad follow later? So much goodness seems unlikely and hard to accept.
I heard Brené Brown say on Oprah that when she was on her flight from Houston to Chicago to do that first show, wouldn’t it have been just peachy if her plane went down, just as she was about to meet Oprah… so her solution was to focus on gratitude. For her life up to then, her family, and for the opportunity itself. Gratitude is the opposite of fear.
Sonia Choquette says in this short video that the more you receive goodness, the more it amplifies. Pay attention to good things that come your way. What do you receive and are you comfortable with it? Abundance = expect it, accept it.
I say thank you for all the gifts. Thank you for my family’s health. Thank you for the sunshine and the rain. Thank you for the ability to travel to interesting places. Thank you for a life partner who respects and loves me. Thank you for a life of relative ease and peace of mind.
I hope with all sincerity that my life is a blessing for others. Going about my day, I strive to live up to what I’ve been given.