If you are like me you probably read a lot of "self help" books, books like E Cubed and a lot of Gabby Bernstein and Eckhart Tolle line your book shelves. What authors and books like these teach is that the world is abundant, however many of us still feel as if we are constantly living in scarcity.
I have found that traveling helps me really feel how abundant the world really is. Take for example my sea shell example. Every time beach themes are in fashion, I see bags and bags of sea shells at Target like stores. Then I think, this is just my Target, these same shells are at every Target in the world. Now that's a lot of sea shells.
This always makes me think, the world is going to run out, where do they get all of these? Then I went to Lido, Italy for the first time. We wanted to go to Lido because we were already in Venice and Lido is a short ferry ride away and has a swimming beach.
When we got there I was astonished by how many sea shells were on the beach. I couldn't stop staring down. There was a three foot strip along the entire shore line covered. Then we started to notice lines in the sand and realized they rake the beach to clean it. When we followed the rake lines we found mounds and mounds of shells, each one a couple feet high!
I understand that we are depleting our planet of some resources, but from my personal experience sea shells are not one of them. This is just one example of previously having a mind set of scarcity and changing to a mind set of abundance. The same can be said for food, money, love, and peace. The world is ripe and ready for the picking, you just have to change your mind set.
So what do you do?
- Choose something that you currently feel is scarce in your life and that you would like more of.
- On a daily basis write down that you are grateful to have it (Whether you feel you do or do not).
- Start looking for it.
You will start to notice whatever it is you are looking for showing up around every corner. Similar to when you pick a car you like, Think about it, it seems like that every time you turn a corner you see "your car." Soon you will have changed your mind set for this one item from a scarcity point of view to an abundant point of view. Then you can move on to the next thing and the next, until you feel as if your entire world is abundant.
I would love to know what you think of this. Have you tried something similar in the past? Comment below.
Today I am grateful for:
- A fantastic surprise trip to Italy
- Lovely friends
- Things just working out
- People who speak English
- Free water and bathrooms!