Do you know how many thoughts your mind thinks of each hour of the day? Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s an average of 2500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour. That’s incredible! Most of our thoughts are automatic and we don't really examine what do we think every day. If we can be so cautious of what we eat, we should pay more attention to what we think. It is because if you have a scarcity mentality, you will suffer and this mindset can make you miserable all the time.
What is an abundant mindset? What is a scarcity mindset? If you always believe that the resources in the world are scarce and you need to compete with others to survive, then you are having a scarcity mindset. If you keep worrying about not having enough money, you are having a scarcity mindset. On the opposite, some people choose to believe the world has abundant resources for everyone and can support them all the time; then these people are having an abundant mindset.
Maybe you will say: "Ya, I am having a scarcity mindset but what a big deal?" But do you know that our mind is the foundation of how we live? Our mind can create our reality, no matter is having a decent job, a great relationship or a healthy body.
Many of us are bowed down by life – stressed, short of time, tired, on a treadmill and don't know how to change our mindset. There are simple things we can do and they don’t take time or money, they only take a change of attitude. Here are six of them:
1. The world is kind!
Believe that the world is kind. Believe that the world has abundant resources to support you and your dreams. Choose a belief that can help you instead of pull you down. A good belief is the foundation of everything.
2. Imagine a life you want!
Imagine what you want in life and create a vacuum so that more good things can flow into it. Don’t fill your life up with things you don’t want. If you need a job, imagine that you work happily in a company instead of thinking that you are unemployed and poor. Live abundantly by seeking out the things and experiences that work for you in your core being.
Being grateful for what you already have. It’s easy to think about what you don’t have, but spend some time each day thinking about what you do have. Start each day by thinking of 3 things that you are grateful for and express this out loud.
4. Sending blessings!
Resentment, jealousy, envy and self-pity interfere with the free flow of abundance. If you are jealous of someone, it implies that what they have is not available for you. If you find it difficult to let go of these feelings, just try to feel thankful for what you already have. Practice sending blessings to those who have what you want instead of jealousy, and feel the change in you and your life.
Forgiving those that have wronged you is part of living abundantly. Holding on to your anger, however justifiable it may seem, keeps you stuck in the past, rather than going forward into a better future. If it’s difficult to let go of your negative feelings, try writing a letter expressing all your anger, hurt or envy. Write until you can write no more, and then burn it.
Able to receive
Being able to receive from other people. Being able to receive is healthy, but many people find it difficult. You may need to practice receiving. Think of the pleasure you get in giving. By not receiving generously you are denying other people the pleasure of giving.
Practice all these everyday and see your life change.