Scarcity

We live from a place of scarcity.
From a place of “not enough” – Not good enough, not fast enough, not strong enough, not enough experience, not enough money, time.

It makes us live in fear and anxiety.

Does nature complain when it hasn’t rained in weeks and it’s all too dry? Do the seas and oceans cease to exist when the storms and hurricanes trouble them?

When have blooming trees not been enough?

How come there’s time for chicks to grow, for harvests to be gathered and for winds to spread seeds?

Why do we always chase a high-standard, a superlative thing, or goal when nature is plentiful? When have sunsets, blue skies, birds chirping, majestic mountains and soothing beaches become scarce?

In the muddies, driest and inhospitable places, beauty exists.

In the deepest, darkest seas, life thrives. If organisms living in the deep ocean have adapted to survive under extreme pressure, limited light, cold temperatures, and other factors, so can we live on and find meaning and beauty in our existence.

The mind interprets what the eyes see. So why not put on ‘abundance’ glasses and enjoy how rich our lives are?!

If you can see the beauty around you, if you can feel and hear ‘the music’ that surrounds you, if there are friends and people you love close to you, if you can pause for a minute to just feel the life around you, you are wealthy.

You have time. You have love. Your life is good. You are enough.


Photo by Bud Helisson on Unsplash

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