Friday, October 22, 2010

There is No Scarcity

An excerpt from the book Simple Abundance:

"When you are worried about your health or the health of a loved one, your concentration focuses like a laser. Suddenly there's a clarity about all of life because you realize what is important. Living is important. Every day is a gift. You ask for another chance to get it right. Most of the time you're given it, and you're very grateful.

But worries about money mock you. They steal the joy of living because they follow you around all day like a dark, menacing shadow. At night they hover at the foot of your bed waiting to rob you of sleep. When you're worried about money you dread the days and you agonize at night. Without thinking, you throw away every precious twenty-four hours that come your way. You cease to live, and merely exist.

If you are worried about money today, take heart. You have the power to change your lifestyle and move from a feeling of lack and deprivation to a feeling of abundance and fulfillment. Money ebbs and flows in our lives. What should remain constant is our realization that abundance is our spiritual birthright. American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson once said that "It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing - that's the Lord's test."

This is what I have learned and share with the seeker in you. The simpler we make our lives, the more abundant they become. There is no scarcity except in our souls."


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