I am glad for the positive response to last weeks blog. My intent is to pass on information I am learning in hopes that I makes someones life better.
Einstein posed a question he thought was important that everyone must answer for themselves. “Is the Universe friendly to our desires?” Do you think he was asking us to decide if we think the universe was designed to make it easy or difficult for us to succeed? In other words, is there enough to go around? For me I never thought about life that way. I just focused on what I wanted and was grateful for all that was given. When I was dealt what I considered a “bad hand”, I dealt with it and always thought something better was coming.
Did you ever think there was a limited supply of “stuff”, and many wanted it? I guess life could be difficult if you thought that way. It would be hard to be grateful if you thought there wasn’t going to be enough for your share. Some call this “scarcity or lack” thinking.
Here is where it gets interesting. This belief leads to competitive thinking which is the idea that in order to get what you want you have to take it away from someone else. This is a belief system that encourages fear and worry.
How easy would it be for anyone to be grateful when they think the universe is designed to make things tough for them? Especially when their thinking keeps creating situations where they get to be right about how tough they think it is.
In my readings, I found actually how abundant the universe really is. Both science and spirituality tell us that everything is made out of the same original stuff. Science call it energy. So how much is there to make more of what we need or desire?
A scientific study determined only 4% of the available energy was being used to make the universe. That is amazing, when you think there is 96% left. Talk about abundance. I mean wow.
I found this really cool, a different way of thinking. We know there is an abundant supply rather than scarcity. Now we can choose to create success, rather than compete for a limited supply. When we shift our thinking we cease to be a victim of circumstances and we begin to reclaim our power over our lives. Seeing the universe this way is the first step in the law of gratitude. If this sinks in, we can create any life we want.
“Gratitude will keep you in close harmony with creative thought and prevent you from falling into competitive thought. it will keep you from the error of thinking that the supply of riches is limited and to think that would be fatal in your aims!” Wallace Wattles.
When I had a dream of creating my lumber manufacturing company I acted in a certain way. I bought the raw material at the best price I could. Focused on creating the best products I knew how to make and the sale took care of itself. I never focused on the money. I was always grateful for every customer I had and I told them so. This resulted in 11 consecutive years of growth. I might add that daily I masterminded with my foreman as to how we could make things better. In reflection during this course I never looked at it as a vital principle, to me it was common sense and a good business decision.
Today I am grateful for the fellow members of the MKMMA that I have been able to mastermind with.
Today I am grateful for simple pleasures like taking a warm shower.
Today I am grateful to be blessed with good health.