If you’re like most people you don’t know the answer to this question. In this day and age what is enough and what is even the enough that we are talking about that we think we need. Is it enough money, enough love, enough friends, enough sex, enough passion, enough bravery, enough peace, enough joy, enough clothes, enough furniture, enough of whatever material possessions make us happy for a moment until the next high? When life’s anxiety starts to take over we operate from a place of scarcity, we operate from a never enough mentality, and ultimately think the world will “run out.”
“Most people are deeply scripted in what I call the scarcity mentality. They see life as having only so much, as though there were only one pie out there. And if someone were to get a piece of the pie, it would mean less for everybody else.” — Stephen Covey
In our current society there seems to be an overwhelming since of scarcity mentality. Our society pushes if one person achieves “this” then it automatically means that there is less of a chance for me to get it. This mentality recreates the idea of scarcity with the feeling that it produces: comparison, jealousy, bitterness, unhappiness and an all-consuming feeling that you are less than.
So What’s The Solution?!?
Let’s all agree on one point, we cannot invite abundance into our life by thinking this way as abundance and scarcity are mutually exclusive entities.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” — Jesus Christ
We break away from scarcity and walk into the abundant life by asking! Asking in its simplest form means, What Do You Want?
Three Points On Asking:
- Asking is the beginning of receiving, asking starts a unique process, it’s like pushing a button that just works
- Receiving is not the problem, receiving is automatic, failure to ask might be your major problem
- Receiving is like the ocean, there is plenty
Ways To Ask Better:
- Be Clear, Be Specific. Intelligent asking asks how high, how soon, when, what size, what color, how tall, how wide, how much. Define what you want and describe what you want. These questions are your goals and goals are like a magnet and the better you describe them the more they pull you.
- Ask with faith and believe you can get what you want like a child
Ultimately if we want to move away from scarcity mentality we need to make plans like an adult and believe in them like a child.
As an instructor, I teach that what we do on the mat is the way we should live our lives. When we come on the mat, we are more than enough, and we don’t save anything for the next time. We set an intention, a purpose, a goal and multiple times we come back to that original intention. We find ourselves embracing the intention and believing for that intention to manifest in our lives. We let go of unrealistic expectations and let our practice unfold believing and breathing for the best.
So, I wish you all enough.