Meditation on lack and abundance



September 18th, 2021 by Kat Kingsley-Hughes

When you find yourself noticing the lack of something, remember this is also just your perception.
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Tuning into the abundance instead shifts your perspective.
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When we are in a place of lack we can become single-minded and focused on what we don’t have.
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This can cause suffering and it can also affect our creativity.
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This state is meant to protect us by making us hunt for what we seek, whether that be food, money, or even a sense of connection to other people.
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But people often get stuck in this place of lack, focusing on what they don’t have, but also feeling too overwhelmed to do anything to find it.
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Recognising your mind is now working from a place of lack can help to reset it.
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A Meditation on Abundance and Lack:
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Take some time to settle yourself in a mindful space, then begin to notice the abundance of things, maybe noticing the leaves on a tree, grains of sand, blades of grass, pores on your skin, stars in the sky.
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Notice how this feels in your body as you experience this abundance.
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Now settle yourself again and bring to mind what it is you feel you lack, for example money or food or people.
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Notice the feeling of this in your body. Stay with any difficult sensations if you can, listening to what they tell you, and noticing that the sensation shifts and changes.
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Once again bring to mind the thoughts of abundance and take some time noticing again the sensations in your body.
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What are the differences?
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What sensations shifted just by changing your focus?
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What happened to your mood, your body, your creativity as you explored switching between abundance and lack?
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By focusing on the abundance of people you are surrounded by, you can help to counter feelings of loneliness and shift into a more creative state to meet your need for connection.
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By focusing on the value of the infrastructure around you, for example roads, hospitals, libraries, you can become aware of all that is available to you. This shift in perspective can not only move you out of unhelpful poor-me thinking, but can also helps you appreciate what you have instead of what you don’t have.
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By recognising that we are surrounded by choices or options, we can move from feeling we are unlucky or that we won’t find what we need, into a move effective seeking state where we expect to find what we need and feel more energised to search for it.
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Do you notice you search in a different way when you expect to find something, compared to when you don’t?
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Which was more effective?
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What is your experience of lack and abundance like?
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Please share in the comments. I’d love to hear from you 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱
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Tune your mind to notice abundance instead of lack

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