Quotes for
the Journey:

Abundance


  
Abundance can be had
simply by consciously receiving
what already has been given.

Sufi saying

   
We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy, and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.      -Dorothy Day
   

When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present--love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure--the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.      -Sarah Ban Breathnach

   

To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, and happy and successful thoughts twenty-four hours a day and cancel all negative, destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all.       -Sydney Madwed

   
The universe cannot be miserly.  It cannot be wanting.  It holds nothing but abundance.  It is perfect love, and perfect love is absolute, eternal giving.       -Emmanuel
   

Abundance is knowing that everything you need has already been supplied.

-Shantidasa-

Abundance is of God; pour into it and it cannot be filled, pour out of it and it cannot be emptied.

     

The abundance of God is like a mighty ocean, so vast you cannot possibly exhaust it or cause a shortage for others.  You can go to this inexhaustible ocean with only a small cup and bring away only that small cup of bounty and blessing.  Or, if you have faith enough, you can take a bucket and bring away a bucketful.  It makes no difference to the ocean.  Nor does it matter how often you go.  Abundance is always there.       -Henry T. Hamblin

   

The great universe is filled with an abundance of all things, filled to overflowing.  All there is, is in her, waiting only for the touch of the right forces to cast them forth.      -Ralph Waldo Trine

    
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards:  they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier.  The way it actually works is the reverse.  You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.     -Margaret Young
   
If you approach the ocean with a cup, you can only take away a cupful; if you approach it with a bucket you can take away a bucketful.       -Ramana Maharshi
    

    

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Lao-Tzu

Too often we visit the well of divine abundance with a teacup instead of a bucket.

Elinor MacDonald

   
Think of Divine Abundance as a mighty, refreshing rain.  Whatever receptacle you have at hand will receive it.  If you hold up a tin cup, you will receive only that quantity.  If you hold up a bowl, that will be filled.  What kind of receptacle are you holding up to Divine Abundance?      -Paramahansa Yogananda
   
Those who live in the realization of their oneness with the Infinite Power become magnets to attract to themselves a continual supply of whatever things they desire.  Those who are truly wise and who use the forces and powers with which they are endowed--to them the great universe always opens her treasure house.      -Ralph Waldo Trine
    

There cannot be a sense of abundance or the experience of prosperity without appreciation.  You cannot find beauty unless you appreciate beauty.  You cannot find friendship unless you appreciate others.  You cannot find love unless you appreciate loving and being loved.  If you wish abundance, appreciate life.      -William R. Miller

    

There is enough in the world for everyone's need; there is not enough for everyone's greed.      -Mohandas Gandhi

    

There are six principles of abundant living which, when woven together, produce a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace, well-being, happiness, and a sense of security.  First there is gratitude.  When we do a mental and spiritual inventory of all that we have, we realize that we are very rich indeed.  Gratitude gives way to simplicity--the desire to clear out, pare down, and realize the essentials of what we need to live truly well.  Simplicity brings with it order, both internally and externally.  A sense of order in our life brings us harmony.  Harmony provides us with the inner peace we need to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each day, and beauty opens us to joy.  But just as with any beautiful needlepoint tapestry, it is difficult to see where one stitch ends and another beings.      -Sarah Ban Breathnach

    

People individually and collectively are entitled to life in all abundance.  El Dorado, a country rich beyond all precedent in gold and jewels, lies at every person's door.  Your bonanza lies under your feet.  Your luck is already at hand.  All is within; nothing is without.      -Herbert Seibert

    

When you have too much month for your paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you, and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you.      -Sidney Madwed

    
   

Supply is infinite, but there must be receptivity.  We can have all the supply we will give.  But that is where the barrier is--the unwillingness to give.  That is where the lack or limitation is.      -Joel Goldsmith

    

Abundance consists not so much in material possessions, but in an uncovetous spirit.    -John Selden

    

An abundance mentality springs from internal security, not from external rankings, comparisons, opinions, possessions, or associations.     -Stephen R. Covey

    
Abundance is the natural state of the universe--of this there can be no doubt.  Just as the number of stars in the heavens or drops of water in the ocean is beyond counting, so are the spiritual and material blessings that have been prepared for us.
     The key to tapping into this abundance is to acknowledge God as your source.  It is from the spiritual realm that all good comes to us.  When we seek to connect with that source and act on its instructions, we automatically draw to us the people, resources, and circumstances that we need.
     Just as loving parents wish to provide the best for their offspring, our loving Creator wishes his children to experience only health, happiness, success, and prosperity.  Open yourself to receive this good that the universe longs to give you.       -Douglas Bloch
   

Where one sees lack, lack manifests.  Where one sees abundance, abundance is supplied.      -Darwin Gross

    

You can take as much water from the ocean as you are capable of carrying, but if you don't bother to go down to the shore with a pot you get nothing at all.      -Annamalai Swami

    
Giving is the secret of abundance.      -Sivananda
   

What is "The Abundant Life"?

Some may mistakenly believe that it is about wealth or prosperity.  Others may believe it involves health and well being.  However, the abundant life is not about wealth, health, or prosperity.  It is not about bliss or freedom from suffering.  It is not even about life beyond death.  Nor can we measure it by the quality, quantity, or length of a life.  The abundant life is not a measure of life at all, but a way of living.  It is not about having, but about giving.

The abundant life is about abundant love and abundant giving; it involves trust, courage, and sacrifice.  It shows in our willingness to give of ourselves freely and fully to others without expectations or qualifications, letting our lives and our love overflow to fill the voids and wants of a broken and hurting world.  The abundant life reflects God's gifts of love and life, as they become fully present in our lives.  Resting upon the hope and promises that in spite of death and suffering, life will prevail; that in spite of hatred and violence, love and peace will triumph, we live in the face of death and we love in spite of hatred.  Living in the faith and assurance that God, who is the very source of our life and being, loves us, we are made free to live for others and to love others.  The abundant life is the reflection of the abundance of God's love on earth, manifested in and through our lives.

Luis G. Pedraja

    
Wealth is not of necessity a curse, nor poverty a blessing.  Wholesome and easy abundance is better than either extreme; better for our humanity that we have enough for daily comfort, enough for culture, for hospitality, for charity.  More than this may or may not be a blessing.  Certainly it can be a blessing only by being accepted as a trust.     -Roswell D. Hitchcock
    
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.    -Anthony Robbins
    
If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.    -Matt D. Miller
    

    

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Summoning gratitude is a sure way to get our life back on track. Opening our eyes to affirm gratitude grows the garden of our inner abundance, just as standing close to a fire eventually warms our heart.    -Alexandra Katehakis
  
There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity.  And that lie is, "There’s not enough good to go around.  There’s lack and there’s limitation and there’s just not enough."
  The truth is that there’s more than enough good to go around.  There are more than enough creative ideas.  There is more than enough power.  There is more than enough love.  There’s more than enough joy.  All of this begins to come through a mind that is aware of its own infinite nature.
  There is enough for everyone.  If you believe it, if you can see it, if you act from it, it will show up for you.  That's the truth.    -Michael Beckwith
  
Abundance is the quality of life you live and quality of life you give to others.     -J.K. Rowling
  

  
The well of Providence is deep.  It's the buckets we bring to it that are small.    -Mary Webb
   
Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.    -Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  
The life each of us lives is the life within the limits of our own thinking.  To have life more abundant, we must think in the limitless terms of abundance.    -Thomas Dreier
  

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