Wednesday, February 19, 2014

An Abundant Life

An Abundant Life

This evening at yoga the class mantra was ABUNDANCE, which has been my personal mantra for the past several years. I’ve written about ABUNDANCE in the past. But it is a recurring theme for me and I feel compelled to emphasize that an abundant life is in reach for everyone.

Whenever I need to focus on positivity and force any negative elements from my mind, I repeat the word “ABUNDANCE” until I feel the abundance in my life.  I also practice repeating positive affirmations to keep me focused on living a life filled with peace, tranquility, serenity, love, good fortune, joy and abundance.

Cultivating an abundant life of positivity was, for me, a long journey that required me to change my entire thought process. It took work, meditation, releasing resentments that I’d carried for sometime decades, acknowledging that I must accept people as they are or conclude the relationships no longer serve me, learning to decide and then focus on what, to me, means a life of abundance.

Living an abundant life means different things to various people. For me, it consists of enjoying our house in the country where I can watch the birds at the feeder, adopt the abandoned cats that find their way to our yard, cultivate flowers and tomatoes, see the beauty of the sunrise and sunset from my window or deck, drive a convertible with the top down on a sunny day, share my days and nights with a partner that fills my heart with gladness, having the privilege of working for a company that treats me well and pays me to perform work at which I excel and that I enjoy, listening to music that makes my heart sing or sitting quietly with the silence just experiencing calm, celebrating my good fortune that I have a loving family and awesome likeminded friends, and appreciating the opportunities for continued growth through diverse experiences.

I have an abundant life. I deserve a life filled with abundance. Abundance surrounds me. I am blessed with abundance. You can have an abundant life too. Cultivate it within.


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