I read somewhere that there is enough land in Australia for the entire population of the world to live, have a piece of land, and grow enough food to feed them.
I don’t know how true this is, but it does point to the obvious abundance that surrounds us all the time. The world has enough for everyone, even though the population keeps growing. We’re not running short.
There is enough sky for each of us to see; enough joy for anyone who wants more. My having more love doesn’t take it from anyone else. In fact, more love, kindness, and happiness increases it for everyone.
There is enough stuff. One day I was shopping in a mall near where I live and thought about how many stores there are in that mall, all filled with goods. It’s not a large mall but there are thousands of articles available to buy there.
In the next town there are more malls filled with things. Extrapolate that image to thousands of cities around the world and try to imagine how much stuff there is available to own.
My point isn’t that we should try to own a lot of it, rather that our choices and the available products are unlimited. If I buy a pair of shoes, it doesn’t mean that someone else goes without shoes. It means that the shoemakers manufacture more shoes. The more people who get shoes, the more shoes there are.
Think about the abundance of fruit that falls from trees every year. Down the street from my house there is a big old apple tree growing on an empty lot. It blossoms every year and brings forth masses of fruit, much of which falls to the ground and rots.
There is enough opportunity in the world for everyone. After all, you can create your own! Imagination is limitless; you just have to learn how to use it.
There is no shortage of goodness in the world, and plenty to go around. God is good and he is in the world with us. Goodness can never run out.
Our expectations colour how we see the world and our experiences in it. If you look for misery, you’re bound to find it because it does exist and is there for the taking.
However, joy, happiness, contentment, and ease are there for our enjoyment.
When you open yourself up to receive these good things, you will.
After all, you are loved.
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