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What Does It Mean To Live An Abundant Life?

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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.

You Cannot Run Away From Yourself

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What are you trying to do? Are you trying to run away from you, from yourself? It won’t work. Because wherever you go, you are there.

Niel Postman said “There is no escaping from ourselves.” Whether you are smart, whether you are not smart, whether you are poor, whether you are rich, whether you are educated, whether you are uneducated, whether you are tall, whether you are short, you are you for a reason. Do not try to run away from yourself.

It is time to make yourself happy, to be there for yourself, to do things for you. It is time. And it depends on you. It depends on what you want for yourself.

The only person who cannot run away from you is you. So why try? Forget about it. It only makes you miserable. Intead of trying to be who you are not, why not embrace yourself, why not love yourself, why not love your flaws, your mistakes, your disappointments? Why not?

Why not? Why not abandon those negative thoughts in your head? If you want peace, think peaceful thoughts. If you want healing, then think compassionate thoughts. If you want happiness, then think happy thoughts. Stay away from toxins. Toxic people. Toxic work. Toxic self. Stay away.

Stay away from toxins. But do not stay away from yourself. Because you need you to become the real you. Do not worry about what you cannot control. Do not worry about losing control. Do not worry about other people’s issues.

Be there for others. Be there for yourself. When you are faced with a problem, believe in yourself. Do not wait for anyone to fix your problem for you. If you fix it yourself, then you are on your way to where you want to be. And where is that?