During this season of Thanksgiving and bounty,
it seems natural to reflect upon the idea of abundance. Just how can we get everything we want, anyway? Well, it's about gratitude.
Abundance is not necessarily about material things or money but about the relationships in our lives -- especially that unique relationship with ourself. Do you wait until
2 p.m., to ask yourself how you feel that day? How about asking that question first thing in the morning and honoring the answer throughout your day.
Think of a tired, thirsty, lifeless plant. It's existing in a state of scarcity. But give it some water and sunshine, and it totally regenerates. Stands taller, blossoms. It's then able to share its gifts -- the beauty of its flower and fragrance, and the life-giving oxygen it produces.
Care for and nourish yourself in supportive ways that energize and allow you to thrive: get adequate rest, drink plenty of water, eat well, breathe completely and do your yoga.
Receive each breath as a gift, and practice receiving gracefully . . . and gratefully. The more attentively you receive the gift of breath, the more you will start to notice all the other gifts you've been receiving all day long. You'll likely rediscover the powerful truth that your life is abundant and full already.