At the Thanksgiving dinner table one of the adults uttered the following: “Oh I had to have that larger TV for the bedroom!”
Black Friday and Cyber Monday feed the want and desire to have more, when we have enough.
Lynne Twist, co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, writes about the reality of abundance, which she calls “sufficiency,” in her excellent book The Soul of Money.
She says the following:
We each have a choice in any setting to step back and let go of the mind-set of scarcity. Once we let go of scarcity, we discover the surprising truth of sufficiency. By sufficiency, I don’t mean a quantity of anything. . . .
Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all.
It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough and that we are enough. . . .
Knowing there is enough inspires sharing, collaboration, and contribution. . . .
When we perceive the world as one in which there is enough and we are enough to make the world work for everyone everywhere, with no one left out, our money carries that energy and generates relationships and partnerships in which everyone feels able and valued, regardless of their economic circumstances. . .