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Abundance consists not so much
in material possessions,
but in an uncovetous spirit.

John Selden

Abundance is a natural law of the universe.  The evidence of this law is conclusive; we see it on every hand.  Everywhere Nature is lavish, wasteful, extravagant.  Nowhere is economy observed in any created thing.  Profusion is manifested everywhere.

Charles Haanel

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy, and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.

Dorothy Day
The life each of us lives is the life within the limits of our own thinking.  To have life more abundant, we must think in the limitless terms of abundance.

Thomas Dreier
Nature deals with her children generously; our cup is always full to the brim; and if we choose to taste of the fine and life-giving essence, we must cast away something of the grosser and less sensitive parts of ourselves.

Mabel Collins
Wealth is not of necessity a curse, nor poverty a blessing.  Wholesome and easy abundance is better than either extreme; better for our humanity that we have enough for daily comfort, enough for culture, for hospitality, for charity.  More than this may or may not be a blessing.  Certainly it can be a blessing only by being accepted as a trust.

Roswell D. Hitchcock

An abundance mentality springs from internal security, not from
external rankings, comparisons, opinions, possessions, or associations.

Stephen R. Covey


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People individually and collectively are entitled to life in all abundance.
El Dorado, a country rich beyond all precedent in gold and jewels, lies at
every person's door.  Your bonanza lies under your feet.  Your luck is
already at hand.  All is within; nothing is without.

Herbert Seibert

Supply is infinite, but there must be receptivity.  We can have all the supply
we will give.  But that is where the barrier is--the unwillingness to give.
That is where the lack or limitation is.
Joel Goldsmith

When you have too much month for your paycheck, then what you need to do is
realize that there is abundance all around you, and focus on the abundance
and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you.
Sidney Madwed


There are six principles of abundant living which, when woven together,
produce a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace,
well-being, happiness, and a sense of security.  First there is gratitude.
When we do a mental and spiritual inventory of all that we have, we realize
that we are very rich indeed.  Gratitude gives way to simplicity--the desire
to clear out, pare down, and realize the essentials of what we need to live
truly well.  Simplicity brings with it order, both internally and externally.
A sense of order in our life brings us harmony.  Harmony provides us with
the inner peace we need to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each
day, and beauty opens us to joy.  But just as with any beautiful needlepoint
tapestry, it is difficult to see where one stitch ends and another begins.

Sarah Ban Breathnach


When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

Anthony Robbins

Where one sees lack, lack manifests.
Where one sees abundance, abundance is supplied.
Darwin Gross


You can take as much water from the ocean as you are
capable of carrying, but if you don't bother to go down
to the shore with a pot you get nothing at all.

Annamalai Swami


Giving is the secret of abundance.


The great universe is filled with an abundance of all things, filled to overflowing.  All there is, is in her, waiting only for the touch of the right forces to cast them forth.

Ralph W. Trine

Abundance is knowing that everything you need has already been supplied.


Abundance is of God; pour into it and it cannot be filled, pour out of it and it cannot be emptied.

The universe cannot be miserly.  It cannot be wanting.  It holds nothing but abundance.  It is perfect love, and perfect love is absolute, eternal giving.



If you approach the ocean with a cup, you can only take away a
cupful; if you approach it with a bucket you can take away a bucketful.

Ramana Maharshi


Summoning gratitude is a sure way to get our life back on track. Opening
our eyes to affirm gratitude grows the garden of our inner abundance,
just as standing close to a fire eventually warms our heart.

Alexandra Katehakis


There is enough in the world for everyone's need;
there is not enough for everyone's greed.

Mohandas Gandhi



When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.


Too often we visit the well of divine abundance with a teacup instead of a bucket.

Elinor MacDonald


There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity.  And that
lie is, "There’s not enough good to go around.  There’s lack and
there’s limitation and there’s just not enough."
  The truth is that there’s more than enough good to go around.  There are
more than enough creative ideas.  There is more than enough power.
There is more than enough love.  There’s more than enough joy.  All of
this begins to come through a mind that is aware of its own infinite nature.
  There is enough for everyone.  If you believe it, if you can see it, if you
act from it, it will show up for you.  That's the truth.

Michael Beckwith


Abundance can be had simply by consciously receiving
what already has been given.

Sufi saying


Often people attempt to live their lives backwards:  they try to have
more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want
so they will be happier.   The way it actually works is the reverse.
You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do,
in order to have what you want.

Margaret Young


prosperity - the Law of Attraction


To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life
you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, and happy and
successful thoughts twenty-four hours a day and cancel all negative,
destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot
coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all.

Sydney Madwed


Abundance is the quality of life you live and quality of life you give to others.

J.K. Rowling

When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives
but are grateful for the abundance that's present--love, health,
family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits
that bring us pleasure--the wasteland of illusion falls away
and we experience heaven on earth.

Sarah Ban Breathnach


If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never
attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which
you desire most will invariably come your way.

Matt D. Miller



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There cannot be a sense of abundance or the experience of prosperity without
appreciation.  You cannot find beauty unless you appreciate beauty.  You cannot
find friendship unless you appreciate others.  You cannot find love unless you
appreciate loving and being loved.  If you wish abundance, appreciate life.

William R. Miller

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all
come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.

Steve Maraboli
Life, the Truth, and Being Free



Think of Divine Abundance as a mighty, refreshing rain.  Whatever
receptacle you have at hand will receive it.  If you hold up a tin cup,
you will receive only that quantity.  If you hold up a bowl, that will
be filled.  What kind of receptacle are you holding up to Divine Abundance?

Paramahansa Yogananda

The well of Providence is deep.
It's the buckets we bring to it that are small.

Mary Webb


Abundance is the natural state of the universe--of this there can be
no doubt.  Just as the number of stars in the heavens or drops of water
in the ocean is beyond counting, so are the spiritual and material
blessings that have been prepared for us.
     The key to tapping into this abundance is to acknowledge God
as your source.  It is from the spiritual realm that all good comes to us.
When we seek to connect with that source and act on its instructions, we
automatically draw to us the people, resources, and circumstances that we need.
     Just as loving parents wish to provide the best for their offspring, our
loving Creator wishes his children to experience only health, happiness,
success, and prosperity.  Open yourself to receive this good
that the universe longs to give you.
Douglas Bloch


God wills us to have everything.  As we express life, we fulfill God's
law of abundance, but we do this only as we realize that there is good
enough to go around--only as we know that all God's gifts are
given as freely as fully as the air and the sun.

Ernest Holmes

The abundance of God is like a mighty ocean, so vast you cannot possibly
exhaust it or cause a shortage for others.  You can go to this inexhaustible
ocean with only a small cup and bring away only that small cup of bounty
and blessing.  Or, if you have faith enough, you can take a bucket and bring
away a bucketful.  It makes no difference to the ocean.  Nor does it matter
how often you go.  Abundance is always there.

Henry T. Hamblin


What is "The Abundant Life"?

Some may mistakenly believe that it is about wealth or prosperity.  Others may believe it involves health and well being.  However, the abundant life is not about wealth, health, or prosperity.  It is not about bliss or freedom from suffering.  It is not even about life beyond death.  Nor can we measure it by the quality, quantity, or length of a life.  The abundant life is not a measure of life at all, but a way of living.  It is not about having, but about giving.

The abundant life is about abundant love and abundant giving; it involves trust, courage, and sacrifice.  It shows in our willingness to give of ourselves freely and fully to others without expectations or qualifications, letting our lives and our love overflow to fill the voids and wants of a broken and hurting world.  The abundant life reflects God's gifts of love and life, as they become fully present in our lives.  Resting upon the hope and promises that in spite of death and suffering, life will prevail; that in spite of hatred and violence, love and peace will triumph, we live in the face of death and we love in spite of hatred.  Living in the faith and assurance that God, who is the very source of our life and being, loves us, we are made free to live for others and to love others.  The abundant life is the reflection of the abundance of God's love on earth, manifested in and through our lives.

Luis G. Pedraja


Those who live in the realization of their oneness with the Infinite
Power become magnets to attract to themselves a continual supply of
whatever things they desire.  Those who are truly wise and who use
the forces and powers with which they are endowed--to them the great
universe always opens her treasure house.

Ralph Waldo Trine




Yes, life can be mysterious and confusing--but there's much of life that's actually rather dependable and reliable.  Some principles apply to life in so many different contexts that they can truly be called universal--and learning what they are and how to approach them and use them can teach us some of the most important lessons that we've ever learned.
My doctorate is in Teaching and Learning.  I use it a lot when I teach at school, but I also do my best to apply what I've learned to the life I'm living, and to observe how others live their lives.  What makes them happy or unhappy, stressed or peaceful, selfish or generous, compassionate or arrogant?  In this book, I've done my best to pass on to you what I've learned from people in my life, writers whose works I've read, and stories that I've heard.  Perhaps these principles can be a positive part of your life, too!
Universal Principles of Living Life Fully.  Awareness of these principles can explain a lot and take much of the frustration out of the lives we lead.



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