Living an Abundant Life
July 28, 2016 by Cathy Brown
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life” ~ Wayne Dyer
We are not meant to merely pass through this life, but rather we are meant to enjoy it to the fullest. Living abundantly helps us recognize the joy in our lives, even when we are having a hard time finding it. So now that we understand that living an abundant life is key to finding happiness and joy around us, how do we do it?
Choose to be happy. But how? Make the decision today. I am going to be happy! I choose to be happy!
To start your abundantly happy life…Try out these key steps as shared by Kyle Hunt.
Have an abundant mentality. That means that you know that there is enough to go around; you don’t have to compete with others. The opposite of this is the scarcity mentality where you believe that there are limited resources. If you feel like you are always in competition with others for these limited resources, then you can’t find true happiness or abundance.
Share your abundance with those around you. If you are abundant in wealth, share with those that are less fortunate. Help them on their journey to an abundant life. Even sharing your happiness is a great way to spread abundance. Compliment those around you, take time out of your day to serve someone, or even teach, freely, a subject you understand well.
Have gratitude and express it. Find something to be grateful for every day and you will notice how abundant your life really is. I recommend keeping a gratitude journal and writing down 3-5 things daily that you are grateful for. Not only will this help you get into the habit of gratitude but will also help you be happier.
Visualization is key to beginning your journey to an abundant life. Picture yourself after you have achieved your goal. What does it look like? What does it feel like? Who is around you? What are you going to do with your success? Imagine all the details. Maybe there is a large picture window overlooking the mountain stream where you have built a new home to grow closer to nature. Or maybe there is a framed picture on the large oak desk at your new job.
Once you have seen all the details, work backwards and see the path you must take to reach that goal. Then take action towards your abundant life.
Be Decision based. You can decide if you will be miserable every day or find joy every day. Don’t let your circumstances determine your emotions. Make the choice to be happy now and respond positively to whatever life throws your way.
Enjoy Your Life Now. Finally, you don’t have to wait to live an abundant life. You can start right now by choosing to enjoy what you have around you. Recognize what abundance you already have in your life. Then set your goals to achieve a more abundant life; continue to work towards your success, and start changing your mindset now. Abundance is not always about some far off in the future goal, it can also be about finding happiness now, living an abundant life now. The choice is up to you.