The long months of COVID-19 are weighing heavily on our hearts, minds, and spirit. But perhaps, on reflection, we can discover that we caught the virus of abundance.
“There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity. And that lie is ‘There’s not enough good to go around. There’s lack and there’s limitation and there’s just not enough.’”
This quote is from Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of a spiritual center in—of all places—Beverly Hills, Calif. Agape is not your traditional church in any sense of the imagination, but at its core are ministry programs to feed the homeless, serve the imprisoned, advocate for the planet, and care for children that are victims of war and AIDS. Michael and his followers put no limits on the good they do, even during Covid.
Most of us have been dealing with an Orwellian life for over a year. The Year of Denial! Don’t go to the store, don’t go out to eat, don’t go to school, don’t board an airplane, don’t get married or die because no one will show up to celebrate your marriage or your life. We feel deprived because we are deprived. But no one can take away our abundance if we don’t let them take it.
We all have a choice between an Abundance Mentality or a Scarcity Mentality. If lockdowns have left us feeling as though we aren’t living a full life, we can choose to feel overcome with negativity, or we can choose to celebrate the gift of time with family, less time at the mall, home delivery, less gasoline consumption, or freedom from the dreaded commute.
We can choose to live with an abundance mindset and find a “revised world” still full of possibilities. This decision toward positivity leads to opportunity, and when you believe that there’s enough opportunity for success to go around, you’ll catch the virus of abundance.
As money-wise Suze Orman once said,
“Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.”
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