Use The Opposite of Lack


Maintaining our focus on the lack of something–anything–prolongs the lack. We know this. We see how we get tangled up in our thoughts and feelings. Our situations get tangled as a result. And more stuff breaks.

But we resist getting untangled. Maybe we think we are supposed to live a life where the things we want going missing. Maybe we are used to the feeling of lack. But these are just thoughts themselves.

The opposite of lack is appreciation. We can use this. We cannot think of lack at the same time we are appreciating. Appreciating something frees our minds. We then deal so much better with situations that everything seems to fix itself. And we make room to welcome what we want.

Whenever we see ourselves focusing on lack, we can turn our head toward something that we appreciate. Start with anything, even something seemingly insignificant: a sight, a sensation, a memory, a gesture, an object, a person. Appreciate the qualities you notice. Then pick something slightly more significant to appreciate. Repeat as long as you feel lack.

And then quietly anticipate situations working out easily while you appreciate the process.


In your corner,


PS: To double the fun, good leader that you are, teach this to someone else.


Today’s photo credit: liz west cc

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