Abundance is a Reality You Connect to From the Inside

· October 12, 2018

Abundance is, above all, an inner state. Abundance is constantly feeling that you already have what you want. When you’re living a life of abundance, your perspective is oriented towards what have and not what you lack. It has nothing to do with a huge bank account or a successful life.

There’s a quote that says “The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least”. That’s exactly what abundance is, a feeling of fulfillment that doesn’t depend on external factors. Rather, it’s rooted in ourselves.

“Life is only a mirror, and what you see in it you first have to see inside yourself.”

-Wally Amos-

Both abundance and poverty imply a set of emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. Hence, that contradiction is present in those who have a lot and still feel miserable. Meanwhile, others have very little and are perfectly grateful and happy.


The feeling of not having enough

If human beings have one thing in common, it’s that they can easily feel like they don’t have enough or are missing something. We’re all born with faults and many of these stay with us until our death. Our genetic heritage determines our health and other characteristics to some degree.

We also grow and learn to live with whatever we feel is missing from our lives. Regardless of the circumstances, we’re never going to be perfect. We’re always leaving behind things that we wish we didn’t have to. Sometimes it’s impossible to fix certain people or situations that are out of our control.

A butterfly.

Although we all know this to be true, some people have a hard time accepting the fact that not everything is perfect. They want to eliminate the part of life that has losses, gaps, or missing pieces. In doing this, what they achieve without trying to is depending and intensifying the feeling of emptiness. This feeling is inside us all, but those who dwell on it feel it even more.

When we feel like we don’t have enough, we start feeling as if life owes us something. We also start to believe that, at some point, everything’s going to be perfect and we won’t feel empty anymore. Sometimes you have to put aside the way you’re feeling and realize the reality of the situation. Nothing is ever going to be perfect, and there will always be a small part of you that feels empty.

A state of abundance

Feeling empty is actually a condition that fulfills the role of shaping our emotions. If we live thinking about our emptiness, we become trapped in that emptiness. We can’t value the feeling of abundance if we don’t experience emptiness.

In fact, people who have gone through great losses and survived those situations are the most prepared to accept the feeling of abundance in their lives. By being aware of a void, a need, or a wish that has yet to be fulfilled, they give great value to what actually does fill their lives.

Woman living life of abundance.

A big part of living this way is being humble. This doesn’t mean settling, hiding, or being submissive. Rather, it means understanding that we came into the world alone, naked, and helpless. Everything we have at this point has been because someone else helped us get there. Everything we have had since that point has been a blessing.

Connect with abundance

In a consumer society and times like the present, we tend to see abundance as necessary. This excess becomes the source of satisfaction. Hence, many people become deep consumers who can never find relief in buying and buying goods. They want more, but nothing will ever be enough.

This is a problem because these people have an overwhelming amount of things, but are heavily lacking in other areas. In reality, abundance has nothing to do with a life well lived. It’s only an indicator that a person has an insatiable appetite and is having a hard time finding true happiness in their life. This is a type of suffering that has no relief. While people long for satisfaction, they have to realize that satisfaction can’t be found in material goods. 

A woman meditating.

Therefore, connecting with abundance requires the ability to do only one thing: appreciate. You have to value what you have and give meaning to what you have and what you achieve, regardless of how small or unimportant it may seem. To be grateful is to allow yourself to feel joy for everything that has come to your life. It’s also important to realize that, even though you may have wanted something, maybe it’s just not the time for it yet. Appreciate the process. Be humble before the universe. Give meaning to everything that surrounds you. This is how you find abundance in life.