Sunday, October 04, 2009

Curious about Abundance: Do You Believe that We All Have Abundance? What Signifies It?

Definition of Abundance : An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number.

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.” - Ben Sweetland, American author

Yes, we are experiencing a Recession. And, yes, many of us have had to cut back on our spending – I know, I’ve been there, too. Even my favorite radio station, NPR, that usually highlights the positive news has been interviewing people who are out of work or have experienced foreclosure. I am listening to inspirational, positive tapes and CDs instead.

Maybe to some it’s a sign of avoidance and denial, but I fear that it is so much easier to focus on lack – recession or no recession - rather than on abundance.

When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you.” - Sydney Madwed, American businessman

When I started looking up “abundance” quotations – and they aren’t necessarily current – I found fewer than 3 ½ pages. Out of interest, I looked up “lack” and found 14 pages. That is an incredible difference. That’s why I decided to make this blog positive and encouraging. If you are not looking for positivity, this blog is not for you.

Here are some quotations to help influence and take to heart:

  • Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach, American author
  • Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.” - Saint Basil, Greek saint
  • I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy.” - Goldie Hawn, American actress
  • What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.” - Henry David Thoreau, American author
  • Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” – Epicurus, Greek philosopher
  • Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.” - Eileen Caddy, English celebrity

And, two more for us to remember, use, and chew upon:

Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.” - W. Clement Stone, American businessman

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” - Wayne Dyer, American psychologist

I would love to hear about the abundance in your life. Drop me a comment, and do have a terrific, abundant week!