What does it really mean to live an abundant life? Is it about you? Is it about how you live your life? What is it really about?
Living an abundant life is about you. It is about how you live your life. It is not about what you have; it is about the feelings you get from what you have. It is not about money; “it’s how you think about money. It’s about how you behave with money.” It is about how you treat yourself. It is about how you treat what you have. It is about how you do your work, not about what you do. It is about love, self-love. Because it is not possible to live an abundant life if you don’t love yourself, if you don’t love who you are.
Living an abundant life is more than material possessions. Regina Brett says, “Living an abundant life doesn’t mean winning the lottery, marrying rich, or getting a raise. It starts with a raise in consciousness and spread from there. It starts with knowing that what you want isn’t always what you need,and often isn’t even what you truly want. It starts with making smart choices that lead to long-term gratification.” If you want to live a great life, you must start with “making smart” decisions.
There is no way to self-improvement and strength but by loving and celebrating yourself, your life, your accomplishments in the present moment.
Stop complaining. stop fighting for what is not yours. You are not perfect. Instead of trying to be perfect, why not focus on improving your life. If you can do that for yourself, it will help you a lot. It will bring peace and harmony into your life.
Epictectus once said, “If you wish to improve yourself, be content to be seen as ignorant or clueless about some things.”
What you know is your power. So do not worry about what you do not know. But it does not mean you should ignore it. But do not let it bother you.
Remember that life is not going to give you everything. So do not worry about what is not there. You have a lot going well for you. Focus on them. Reflect on them. Celebrate them. Sharon Salzberg says, “When you recognize and reflect on even one good thing about yourself, you are building a bridge to a place of kindness and caring.” She is right.
If you want to enjoy your life, if you want to make peace with your inner self, you must learn how to reflect on what is going well for you. When you do that, you will have more to celebrate.