The Truth About Abundance

Motto of the day*. Abundance is one of those things that many people desire. How about you?
 
Abundance
Not what we have 
but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.

 Epicurus

Abundance

 

Abundance? What is abundance and how can you enjoy it?

If money cannot buy happiness…

 

It is such a cliche, but it is true: money cannot buy happiness. It can influence happiness since it can afford us necessities, a comfortable lifestyle, and opportunities that may increase our overall life satisfaction. But money, in itself, is not the abundance we seek. For some, too little money leads to unhappiness. For others, too much money complicates life in undesired ways. Regardless of how much money comes into our lives, after our basic needs are met, an increase in income tends to lead itself to increased consumption.

Abundance is one of those things that many people want. For some, it seems to come easily and with little effort, and for others, it seems entirely out of range. For many people it appears within their grasp; however, time and time again they fall short of achieving it. The perspective through we view abundance can impact how we cultivates it or in some cases block it. Abundance is all around us. Limited perception of abundance prevents from acknowledging all the blessings that had fallen into our lives which haven’t necessarily entered in the form of money. Abundance is a direct result of gratitude.

Gratitude helps you tune into the simpler pleasures in life, the small miracles, the glimpses of beauty that you would have missed otherwise. Gratitude makes you smile more because it intensifies your joy. It’s that strong feeling of fulfillment and contentment you experience when you think about something or someone you are blessed to have in your life. With your mind set to gratitude, you will have the clarity to truly enjoy all that life is blessing you with.

Let that day be lost to us on which we did not dance once. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

*Note

 

I select the motto of the day mostly because something about it appeals to me. Something attracts me or irritates me. It feels as if it could contain something and I want to get to the root of it. So I dedicate a motto to each day and let myself be surprised what it has to offer me.

Sometimes the reason for the choice clarifies itself only after a while. That's why the thoughts about the motto of the day are often not articles, but associations. They are thoughts transformed into words. They are spontaneous and I also publish them frequently while I am traveling. They therefore tend to appear in fragments. Feel invited to add your associations. Enrich the thoughts with your personal perspectives – to complete the picture.

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One of the quickest and easiest ways to allow abundance into your life is by deliberately focusing more on gratitude. What do you think?

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This article is a short excerpt from the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in a group or individual training or coaching.

Published: July 13, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: November 26, 2019
Translation: December 9, 2019
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