11 Jan

Coming From a Place of Abundance Instead of Scarcity

Changes in weather are tough on my body. With all the auto-immune diseases I have, something is bound to flare up. I find myself saying, “I don’t feel well.” “When will I feel better?” I look at others who seemingly are healthy with envious eyes. Because I have a hard time sleeping (usually due to fevers, swollen joints, aches and pains), in the morning my first thought is, “I didn’t sleep enough,” “I have so many things to do, and I’m terribly tired,” “My body aches, when will I feel better.”

I’m currently reading “Daring Bravely” by René Brown. In it she discusses how we live in a time where we see things from a perspective of scarcity—I don’t make enough money, I haven’t gotten a promotion, I don’t work out enough. Dr. Brown’s words struck me because I am constantly considering things from a point of view of scarcity. I chastise myself for all the ways I judge that I am lacking. I view the world, and my place in it, from a deficient perspective.

Talking with a good friend (thanks Nikki Kimbrough), we pondered how powerful it is to shift your perspective from one of scarcity to one of abundance. Instead of bemoaning your life, taking the time to appreciate what you have. Simply choosing to see the glass as half full, instead of half empty, can make an immense difference in how you see the world and your role in it.

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As I start this new year, I am choosing to change my perspective to one of abundance—embracing what I have as enough, looking for the good in what I’m living through. Instead of complaining about my medical problems, I’m choosing to be thankful that I have access to doctors and medicine, that supportive people surround me, and that I’m alive. I have faith that even bigger and better things are coming my way.

3 thoughts on “Coming From a Place of Abundance Instead of Scarcity

  1. Olga that was right on time. I think part of my thinking comes from the fact that I grew up poor (financially). We had what we needed, but not much of what we wanted (that should read stuff). Thus I had a poor man’s mentality. I used to catch myself looking at other peoples material possessions and wished for more for myself.
    Now I do not worry about that too much (I still look at a Bentley with envy), I look around me and see the abundance I have been blessed with. Being able to see the glass as half full goes a long way. And believe me half full for a kid from the South Bronx is quite a lot.
    Thank you for sharing. Much love to you and your family.

  2. Hola Hola! Feliz 2016! I’m with you 120%. That is the only way we can look at life. Everyday is a blessing. Stay in touch.

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