The natural effort of every individual to better his or her own condition is more powerful than any obstacle that gets in his or her way. -- Adam Smith
Independent of any amount of resources, scarcity is an unexamined and false system of assumptions, opinions, and beliefs from which we view the world as a place where we are in constant danger of having our needs unmet.
There are three toxic myths of scarcity:
- There is not enough.
- More is better.
- That's just the way it is.
By buying into these myths, we lose the fullness of what we already have. It perpetuates a source of resignation instead of having a soul experience.
Instead, each day upon going to sleep, we should ask ourselves:
- What bounty did we get today?
- What do we want to celebrate about today?