Scarcity is a belief that diffuses into one’s worldview causing one to become immobilized. Since there will never be enough or more, we must hold onto what we have with tenacity. One must hold onto what is already seen and held. Scarcity thinking is a poison that affects the entire person and limits their perceived options. Scarcity is based in fear. Scarcity is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
There is only one job, so I better sacrifice everything to keep the one I have.
There is only this much money, so I better store it up.
There is only this much food, so I better not share it.
By holding on to what you have, you miss the joy of sharing, the joy of experiencing what is new, and pass by opportunities in the present moment for the sake of the future. Scarcity says, “There is one god. There is one way. There is one possibility.
Scarcity lacks trust. What if there are many ways? What if by giving, you receive? What if by sharing, you are filled? What if be letting go of the old, the new comes in? What if by loving, you are loved in return?
Most feelings of scarcity are self-imposed and can reflect a laziness or a lack of creativity.
Scarcity is backward glancing. Fullness is in the moment, appreciating every blessing one has. Lack is forward seeking, anticipating what bad might appear. Scarcity and lack are concepts not based in the present moment. Looking at what you do not have, makes it impossible to appreciate what you do have.
What you do have is a mind, a heart, a body, and beyond the physical, you have the spiritual, things like love, joy, laughter, wisdom, appreciation, friends and family- all intangible and tangible things are there for you to notice. Noticing and appreciating one’s abundance overcomes all feelings of scarcity.
What are you grateful for today?