This is an issue that I struggle with on a daily basis – SCARCITY CONSCIOUSNESS.
I know it may sound flaky to some of you, and others of you may be familiar with the term – but here’s the lowdown… Scarcity Consciousness is what keeps us – personally, communally, provincially, globally – broke and struggling, and unhappy.
Affirming every other minute how broke we are, how poor we are, how little we have, how hard it is, how unfair it is, how unsupportive the universe is… that’s a self-propagating cycle… it’s all about energy – the more energy we, as a planet, put into negative thinking, the harder it is to combat it with positive thinking.
Yes, I know, when you’re deep in the red and feeling completely overwhelmed and helpless, it’s really hard to look for the light at the end of the tunnel, never mind see it… but you HAVE to… that’s the only way to get to it! (I’m happy to give you details if you need proof I’ve been there first hand.)
You HAVE to look for the light, steer yourself towards it, work for it, EXPECT IT TO BE THERE!
Don’t get me wrong… it’s not a walk in the park trying to be the entrepreneur, and the breadwinner, and the mother, and the wife, and the cadet supporter, and the friend, and the innovator, and the maid, and the chauffeur, and the gardener, and the sister, and the confidante, and…
But what are you on the planet to do? Whine and moan about how hard your life is? I doubt it. Chances are you’re here to do something positive and make a difference, somehow, somewhere, no matter how small.
Once you figure that out and do it… the rest will fall into place and soon enough you’ll be well in the black and looking back on those red days with pride in your tenacity, courage and vision.
So how do you figure it out? Before anything else, you have to be WILLING to figure it out. And to be willing to figure it out, you have to be willing to accept that it could change your life! And you have to be willing to give up whining, and being broke, and going nowhere. How hard is that? Well, for some people it’s extremely hard. For some people that’s the only thing they have to talk about, because they have allowed their life to be consumed by it. They have turned their back on the light – or the possibility that there could be some.
It’s about having the willingness to see the positive… and expect it from the people around you too. Be willing to step around other people’s negativity and stay the course in your positive outlook. There’s little more disheartening than a friend who says “yeah, this is really crappy and that’s just the way it is. This is our life!” Is THIS your life? Dark and hopeless and behind on the bills, and hiding from your potential?
So when are you going to take the first step and be willing to see the light that’s there somewhere? After you move that little tiny bit, then you can go to the next step and actually live it. But until you are willing to accept the fact that no matter how lousy things get, there IS light at the end of the tunnel SOMEWHERE, you’ll find it. You’ll get there. You’ll beat the darkness.
And that’s all I have to say about that… for now.