Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Always abundance, never lack

Have you ever heard the phrase “an embarrassment of riches”? That’s where I am today. I have so many wonderful projects to work on and fabulous people to connect with that I’m hitting what appears to be the limit of that most precious of resources—time.

So now what? Do I crank and crank, filling every moment with non-stop activity trying to get it all done? Where’s the time for contemplation in that, for rest, for rejuvenation? Do I rev up the pace, accomplishing things faster for the sake of getting them done? Will quality suffer if I take that tactic? And when do I get to play with my doggie?

I’m wondering now about how material existence works. When you have too much of one thing, do you automatically have too little of something else? Too much work, not enough time. Too much attention, not enough privacy. Too much activity, not enough rest. Is that really how it’s meant to be?

I think not. Today I need to take a stand for the spiritual fact that when there’s an abundance of good, there’s no commensurate lack. Good is spiritual, so it’s actually infinite. It can be nothing else. It’s not just relative abundance, but constant infinitude I’m seeing in my life. And if that’s the case, there can be no lack.

Huh. This is a new idea for me. How can abundance cause lack? That is pretty much impossible, isn’t it? So it’s time—haha, no pun intended—to commit to that idea, and to demonstrate it in my life.

Today, then, is a good day.

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At 5/23/2007 10:01:00 AM, Anonymous chris said...

thanks laura, this hits the nail on the head: how can anything good cause a negative of any kind?

At 5/23/2007 10:17:00 AM, Anonymous Sandy in Utah said...

I have frequently run up against similar challenges of seemingly too much do do in too little time. In fact, I'm facing that situation right now! At these times, I've taken great comfort in the words that a Christian Science practitioner spoke to me a few years back: "In God, who is our only Life, supply and demand are always in perfect balance." Right where the apparent over-abundance or lack appears to be is the spiritual fact of equilibrium and a constant supply of balanced goodness.


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