Lynne Twist wrote in her book “The Soul of Money” the following passage!
For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is
“I DIDN’T GET ENOUGH SLEEP!”
The next one is “I DON’T have enough time!”
Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. We spend most of the hours of the days of our lives hearing, explaining, complaining, or worrying about what we don’t have enough of… Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with a litany of what we didn’t get, or didn’t get done, that day. We go to sleep burdened by those thoughts and wake up to that reverie of lack…. This internal condition of scarcity, this mind-set of scarcity, lives at the very heart of our jealousies, our greed, our prejudice, and our arguments with life…
Brene Brown wrote that scarcity is the “never enough” problem. She points out that our culture and society thrives on this lack of wants, or as she states it “Everyone is hyperaware of lack”, the lack of anything from resources and money to love and security. Many hours of our lives are filled with self-defeating thoughts of what we don’t have and comparing that with the unattainable pictures society and our culture floods us with.
Be kind and grateful to yourself each day – and try not to compare!