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07-Sep-2009

Scarcity or Abundance

The Choice is Yours

With so much to do and so little time, why are you taking time to read this? What’s motivating you? These days the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming—and we must live with the consequences of every choice we make. It makes sense to take a look at why we choose some things over others.

Research shows there is a biological order behind what motivates us. As soon as we secure one thing we seek the next, whether the goal is immediate survival (water, food, sleep), safety, acceptance, a sense of purpose, a wish for a legacy (giving back), or a drive to self-actualization. (See Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.)

Once you begin to explore “What’s driving me?” pretty soon you ask, “Shouldn’t I be in control of this ride?” When you realize you are in the driver’s seat, it comes down to a single choice: Do I live attuned to scarcity or to abundance? In scarcity mode, even a perceived lack causes you to scramble and struggle, feel victimized, and act desperately. If you experience these feelings regularly, you are stuck in old habits of thought and behavior. But take heart! Recognition is the first step toward making change.

Do you see yourself operating in scarcity mode? Why not make the switch? It’s simple. Recognize the truth that everyday your basic needs are readily available. Examine what you truly want beyond that. Notice if your behavior doesn’t support your goals. If so, “graduate” your desires, elevating them beyond acquisition and achievement. Instead, experience a more subtle sense of well being. This well being stems from knowing that peace, joy, and love are so enjoyable because they are, like every other choice, constantly available.

Once you “graduate” it is up to you to find the door to the next classroom. Misers have more than enough, but still they miserably scrape by rather than enjoy life. But you’re not a Scrooge. You’re ready for real prosperity: the ability to gather what you need to be fulfilled and experience undisturbed peace and happiness. The door is open. The choices are yours.

GuruMeher Singh Khalsa
Yogic Trainer and Life Coach
gurumeher.com
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance


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Christ-Singh Khalsa commented on 11-Sep-2009 09:05 AM5 out of 5 stars

Good ad--well written; low-key approach but steadily & calmly positive. Thanks for what you do to uplift all of us. In service and Chardi Kalah-- Christ-Singh Khalsa Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ashram Austin, TX

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