If you’re like most people, you’ve experienced periods of lack in your life. Whether you didn’t have enough money for something you wanted or you felt bored and uninspired, you likely found yourself yearning for “more” – of whatever you felt you needed at the time.
Though abundance seems to be something separate from you, it is actually a state of mind that you can adopt whenever you want to. One of the best ways to do this is by choosing to see “more than enough” wherever you go.
If you’re accustomed to focusing on what you don’t have rather than what you do have, this concept may be challenging to grasp when you first begin. However, with a little practice you will be able to slip into an abundance mind-set effortlessly.
The first step is to consciously alter your focus in every situation. When you find yourself thinking thoughts of lack, choose to think thoughts of abundance.
Here are some situations where you might be tempted to focus on lack:
When you want to buy something and don’t have the money for it; you feel bored or unfulfilled by your job; you wish you could meet a great guy or girl to share your life; or when you crave a more passionate purpose in life.
When thoughts like this begin to enter your mind, stop for a moment and acknowledge what you DO already have. Think about the many blessings in your life. Look around at your home, your vehicle, your relationships, your health, and anything else you would consider a plus. Acknowledge that some people don’t even have half of what you do.
Express gratitude for what you do have and affirm that it is “more than enough.” Enjoy the feeling of having more than you actually “need” for survival, and marvel at what a great gift that is.
Now, just because you’re affirming that you already have “more than enough” doesn’t mean that you won’t (or can’t) have more! Quite the contrary – your very attitude of gratitude will begin to attract ever more to be grateful for. What you focus on the most in life tends to EXPAND.
Focus on not having enough, and you will feel like you have less than you do. Focus on having more than enough and you will feel like you have more and more wonderful things to be grateful for.
At the same time, think about the many ways you can expand upon what you have. You may feel powerless about some situations but if you give them some dedicated thought, you could probably come up with several simple action steps that would help you create “more” in any area of your life.
However, it’s important to note that your attitude while taking these action steps should be joyful and lighthearted – NOT fearful and desperate. Trust in your ability to create more of what you want, and trust in the universe’s willingness to help you do just that. Before you realize it, you really will have “more than enough” of everything you could possibly desire.