Operating Through A Scarcity Paradigm
“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present / love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure / the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach~
Far too many decisions in our lives are initiated because of a fear of loss.
Marketers and advertisers would have us believe that everything will disappear quickly and never reappear in any other form. “We must buy now,” they say, or the price will double or the product will be sold out (forever).
If we look at this nonsense for what it is – greed- and fear-driven – then the right choice is to pass on most products sold to us through this scarcity paradigm.
Unfortunately, this perverse style of living makes many of us feel that our jobs, for example, must be held onto like precious jewels, even when our salaries are barely enough to scrape by and the boss sucks.
Scarcity rules and that tends to make each of us more selfish and very possessive of our things and even our mates. It also closes us off from the infinite possibilities of life.
My challenge to you and to myself is to forego just one impulsive buying decision this week. Moreover, when you are in that buffet restaurant and only one slice of pizza is on the tray, pass it up.
There’s more – infinitely more – available to you when you stop grabbing through fear of loss and scarcity.
Take the higher road this week. And why stop then?