“For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is ‘I didn’t get enough sleep.’ The next one is ‘I don’t have enough time.’ Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. We spend most of the hours and the days of our lives hearing, explaining, complaining, or worrying about what we don’t have enough of… Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with a litany of what we didn’t get, or didn’t get done, that day. We go to sleep burdened by those thoughts and wake up to that reverie of lack… This internal condition of scarcity, this mind-set of scarcity, lives at the very heart of our jealousies, our greed, our prejudice, and our arguments with life” – Lynne Twist
Today friends, let’s do our best to remember that the things we desire are not as scarce as we fear them to be. That everything we need is readily available to us— even when we may temporarily lack ability to see it. That we live in a world of abundance and expansion and that we already have the tools we need to thrive.
Let’s remind ourselves of all the many times we worried we wouldn’t have enough of something— but survived anyway. The countless unexpected blessings that surprised us by arriving on our doorstep at the exact moment we needed them. The areas of life in which our cups are already overflowing.
Because the the truth is, we’ll never feel as though we have enough if we can’t shift our focus from getting what we want to wanting what we have.
Even if only because the things now we have, were once, as Epicurus wrote, “among the things we only hoped for.”