"Riches are not from an abundance of worldly goods but from a contented mind." - Prophet Muhammad
Wise words from an ascended master. Too many people think abundance only comes from wealth in dollars, property, jewels. Material goods give us physical comfort and that assists in easing our minds and spirits. But physical comfort shouldn’t be all we’re focused on. Mind and spirit have to be addressed.
Comfort of the mind
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare
Thought becomes reality. If you give a thought enough of your focus and energy, you will make it come alive. Since that’s the case, why not think good thoughts? Think of things you want. Think of things that make you happy. Think of things that fill your heart. The best things that have come to me in my life came when my mind was at ease.
Comfort of the spirit
"Respond to every call that excites your spirit." - Rumi
I’ve built my life upon making my decisions from what felt best to me. Not what looked good on paper, what would add to my bank account, and damn sure not from what other people approved of. Before I became a teacher, an aunt tried to talk me out of it by saying teaching wasn’t very prestigious. I ignored that advice because the idea of being part of someone else’s learning process, helping them move forward moved my soul. Teaching moved my soul and laid the foundation for the rest of my life.
When teaching stopped moving my soul, I stopped doing it. I knew starting a new career from scratch would be uncomfortable. The uncertainty involved in taking a journey without a roadmap troubled my mind. Of course, the pay cut disrupted my physical comfort. Still, I would never change it. Becoming a full-time writer and artist soothes my spirit everyday.
"Doing what you love is the cornerstone to having abundance in your life." - Wayne Dyer
My spirit being moved every day from living my passion is my abundance. I am fulfilled everyday. I surround myself with the things that make me happiest. Music, nature, my dog. I find joy in all of that every day. That comforts my mind which leads to my physical comfort.
The comfort of the mind, body, and spirit is equally important. The cooperation of the brain and the heart with your spirit leading the way is the path to true abundance. When you pay attention to all of it equally, that’s when you see that true abundance is all around us.
Until next time... look behind and beyond the veil...
Sameena K. Mughal, Author, Freelance Writer