The Gift of Abundance

Posted on September 25th, 2012 by in Healthy Living, Life Lessons

Do you find yourself focusing on what isn’t happening in your life? Perhaps you find yourself stressed out about something that hasn’t even taken place yet, imagining and envisioning its worst-case scenario. As you indulge in these negative thoughts, notice how everything tightens up, both inside and around you. By not living in the moment, scarcity—that feeling of constriction and lack—pulls at us.

By being present in the moment and relaxing into what is happening, doors open wide for us. Abundance is available here, in this very moment, through mindful breath, relaxation, and gratitude.

Consider abundance, not in its usual connotation of wealth and plenty, but in its more energetic experience, as the fullness of spirit, an overflowing of presence that brings us deep connection to the moment.

Here’s a practice with which you can experiment: Find a comfortable spot, either inside or outdoors. Sit and relax. Get even more comfortable, keeping your spine effortlessly upright, relaxing around any sensations in your body. Notice your breath and invite your mind to track your breath as it travels through your body. Offer these questions to yourself:

In this moment, what are the gifts that I have been given? What are three points of beauty and perfection around me? What are three things, in this moment, for which I am grateful?

Receive the abundance of these gifts as you breathe and relax.

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About Aruni Nan Futuronsky, Life Coach, RYT

Aruni, Senior Life Coach and Program Advisor for the Kripalu Healthy Living programs, is a certified professional-level Kripalu Yoga teacher. She has been teaching in a variety of diverse venues for more than 35 years and has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than 20. Author of Recovering My Voice: A Memoir of Chaos, Spirituality, and Hope, and her latest book, Already Home: Stories of a Seeker, Aruni has also developed the Kripalu coaching methodology, based in presence and right action.
  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.w.salisbury Eric W. Salisbury

    Thanks Aruni! Your right gratitude is key to finding abundance in the now and is a great way to start a journey to creating a life everyone deserves, which is to be happy and loved. Gratitude is a form of love. Be the change you want to be. Set yourself up for success by finding what you love and following your passions. Doing so will lift your spirits giving you motivation and energy to live fully.

  • aruni

    Hi, Eric. Thanks for sharing your ideas. What a powerful concept, gratitude as a form of love. I really appreciate that and will consider it as I move through my day. Best to you!