Before we have either, we have our mindset – rooted deep. From family, childhood, our upbringing, we’ve been taught that mindset. Directly or indirectly. Immovable. Unwavering, unchanged. Integral part of our being.
Think for a moment, if you’ve approached life from that scarcity mindset.
Ask, what if I didn’t?
I’ve spent much time recently, struggling – succeeding in some ways, not in others – making my mindset change. No, ‘flip-side of coin’ argument – deep, clear, mindset drives our actions, our words, our thoughts.
Making abundance-think fundamental to my actions, all of them, for my future to be happy. Not a resolution for any new year, but as a new solution for my life.
When I see life and all its riches – not as something scarce I must scratch for but instead see my life, my circumstances, my opportunities as unbridled abundance, what vistas open up?
We need not look far, at home or to the shadiest places of poverty, disease or destitution – there are barren places, struggling people and dire circumstances very close, anywhere we go at home, abroad, in our own home, in our own family, in our own businesses, in our organizations …
Do we practice abundance, give abundance, share abundance?
Or hide, hoard and hold-tight to scarcity-think?
The world is not afraid.
Only people are afraid.
It’s rooted in mindset.
Better days are neither ahead, or behind us. They are every day. If we offer our open hands to share what we have, what we know and what we feel we cannot clutch anything, cannot hold back anything. And we cannot make a fist …
morning walk: -12C/11F (melting temps predicted to continue for next 7days!), we headed out to crunch on yesterday’s mush – deep soft snow was Gusta’s romping choice and I followed like any good master should …
this is a late response to your too much column, as my fingers are much more at home on the laptop. I had a lovely response to the V words at the end of it. The a,b,c's get a lot of hype, but not so much the end of the alphabet. My mind went to vacation, ventriloquist, valedictorian, velocity, ventilation, etc. and then the curiosity got the best of me, so I had a visit with the dictionary, which was fun. May your voyage forward in Life lead you to many various, verdant, valleys and mountain tops. May the a variety of vibrant, versatile, vibrations accompany your vital vocation so that the vast volumn of creative energy is vacuumless(abundantlyoverflowing)!!! Now my laptop has skipped to this emboldened writing without me intentionally doing so. May 2016 be fantastic, so have some vermouth(or some non alcoholic preparation ) of your liking. thank you for being such an inspiring verbalist, keep up the awesome writings, JLB, Canmore, AB
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