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Abundance

While abundance can be a positive thing, it can sometimes feel overwhelming or even burdensome. Having a closet with too many clothes can create a sense of chaos, making it difficult to find what we need or enjoy what we have.


We can find ourself focused on the mess in our room and loose sight of gratitude. We may feel lost within the gift of abundance- not seeing it as a gift at all- and even feeling burdened by it.


When have an abundance of choices or opportunities, it can be difficult to know where to focus our attention or what decisions to make. We can begin to feel lost, confused or frustrated during these times.


It important to approach abundance with mindfulness and and open heart. We can cultivate a more positive and fulfilling relationship with the resources and opportunities in our lives, when we focus on what truly matters to us, rather than getting caught up in the excess.


Practice:

Take a moment now to notice where in your life you feel abundance. Does it feel positive? Negative? Neutral? Let it be.


Now notice your abundance with a grateful heart. What do you see? What are you grateful for in your life?


Take a moment to write down 3 things you are grateful for on a piece of paper. Sense your gratitude within your body like a warm golden light. Where do you notice this in your body? Put the piece of paper in your pocket, wallet or purse and carry it with you throughout the day. As you move through the day, allow yourself to feel the warmth of the gifts in your life.


This blog post inspired by Ada Limón's poem, Joint Custody



JOINT CUSTODY by Ada Limón


Why did I never see it for what it was:

abundance? Two families, two different

kitchen tables, two sets of rules, two

creeks, two highways, two stepparents

with their fish tanks or eight-tracks or

cigarette smoke or expertise in recipes or

reading skills. I cannot reverse it, the record

scratched and stopping to that original

chaotic track. But let me say, I was taken

back and forth on Sundays and it was not easy

but I was loved each place. And so I have

two brains now. Two entirely different brains.

The one that always misses where I’m not,

and the one that is so relieved to finally be home



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