Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wise thoughts courtesy of my pillow.

Late at night when I can't sleep I like to think about things like how much life insurance I have, the calorie count of apples, how many miles we plan to drive this summer, how I would rule the world and other useful things along the same vein.  Miracle of miracles I think I stumbled across something in my musings that is true and applicable. 

Here it is:  I operate from a feeling of fear.

I don't really think of myself as a fearful person but I'm living my life like I'm afraid I'm going to run out of something vital.

I get great ideas to write about and then I don't.  What if that was my one great idea and I never have another?

I don't tell my husband about the funny things that happen.  I want to save it for some future conversation.

I don't eat the fresh fruit I love.  Instead I save it for later.

So what's the result? 

I don't write.

I don't talk to my husband.

I get rotten fruit.

You get the idea.  I'm afraid that this one bit of happiness is all that I'm going to get so I need to "save" it for some future drought. 

But that's not the way life works.  There are always more ideas.  There are always funny things.  There is always more fruit.

So here's to living in an abundant state of mind!



  1. After reading this I realize that I, too, live a lot in fear. Sometimes it motivates me and sometimes it hinders. You're very right, there's always more out there. So glad you wrote this!

  2. I remember reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective People when I was in college (I don't admit that much) and I was first introduced to the scarcity mentality. Just thinking that there isn't enough. Or that if someone has something you don't that somehow they took that away from you. Or if someone has more (monetarily or personality-wise) that you can't have it too, because they already took that piece of the pie. It was so essential to learn that there is no pie. There are no finite slices. We all can have everything. There's a big ol' Universe out there and it's ours for the taking. Every person. It's so mind-blowing. And it helps us open our hearts and really want the best for everyone. Fear is powerful, it's the force behind the scarcity mentality. I'm rambling, but I loved this post. It reminded me of something really important.


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