Abundance – so many people are chasing abundance. Abundance offers us the perceived freedom – the freedom to live as we want to live, to be secure, to make sure we have a roof over our heads, and a food in our tummies, education for our children, security for our families.
However, whilst so many people are chasing external abundance, how many of us are seeking internal abundance? How many are growing and building internal wealth? So many place value on the external, and on what’s around us, how many actually place value on what is inside us? Whilst so many are concerned about what is in the bank account, how many take stock of self worth, happiness, joy, self respect, wisdom, knowledge, etc?
We have been conditioned by society to be affluent. People measure affluence only on what is available in the material world – and not so much on our interior world. We have been conditioned by the society that we operate in to succumb to consumerism. The bottom line that is valued is that which is given to the balance sheet and not what is within.
When I was working in the Corporate World, I saw so many people exchanging their self worth and value for a promotion, their time and happiness of being with loved ones for overtime work, their principles for closing a deal, their confidence for pleasing their boss.
Is it really worth it to exchange our Internal Abundance for External Abundance?
The lack of internal abundance stokes competition as opposed to collaboration. The lack of internal abundance makes us see the inequality of everything (resources, distribution of wealth) and makes us fight for our piece, or hoard a bigger share. In this illusionary world we live in, everything becomes something to get. The extreme version of this is the eternal quest for power. Second to power is the eternal quest for money – for with power and money, we can control our external environment. Control is the ultimate prize for this competition – for with control comes control and accumulation of external abundance.
However, this is merely an illusion that we live in. There is plenty for all of us if we just Be, respect the natural cycles, and stay in the Oneness of the Fabric of Consciousness. However the lack of internal abundance makes this a difficult. So we do, race, fight and compete to fill the hole in our Internal Abundance with external abundance.
When we build and develop our internal abundance – our self worth, joy, love, confidence – we will find ourselves wanting for very little or even nothing. We will automatically take pleasure is what we have. We will find ourselves collaborating more, sharing and exchanging – as opposed to taking or fighting from a sense of entitlement to receive. When we are internally abundant, sitting alone on the grass, under the sunshine, or in the rain, brings us just as much joy and pleasure as seeing our bank account rise.
When we grow our internal abundance, we will feel supported, generous, grateful, kindness and collaborative. At the same time, we will also establish strong and fair boundaries – so that we do not swap internal abundance in return for external validation.
The best part is that when we are internally abundant – something magical happens – we become externally abundant as well. The more internally abundant we are, the more free we become – free of external abundant, free of being subservient to external demands, free to embrace our ‘I AM’ resonance, and be our ‘I AM’ selves.
So, take honest stock of your internal abundance, including but not limited to :
- Self Confidence
- Self Love
- Self Truth
- Peace and Contentment
- Self Worth
- Self Integrity
- Wisdom of ‘I AM’
Take time to grow and develop this internal wealth that we possess. Make decisions to grow them, as opposed to diminish them.
No form or amount of external abundance is worth us swapping or diminishing our internal abundance for. Be aware and watch out for anything or anyone who diminishes our internal abundance. Move out of that resonance, and embrace those and which that honours, respects and grows our Internal Abundance.
‘I AM’ Internally Abundant.