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Someone just wrote me saying “I’ve discovered I’m addicted to lack. Help!”

These are my thoughts in response. It seems to me that being addicted to lack (focused on what you don’t have, sabotaging the flow in your life) is being addicted to fear/adrenalin/victim. It would be helpful to give some thought to what being addicted to lack gets you – the “benefits” of being in lack – pity? rescue? righteousness? attention? being right about how wrong you are (inability to handle money)?

I have a simple answer to the situation. One that has worked for me for decades.
Start a new addiction to gratitude which will help you feel abundant and peaceful. Be grateful everyday for what you have.Be grateful for the opportunity to become more resourceful and creative when you have a space to fill.

Stop calling it lack. Love that state, whatever its characteristics are. It is a space to fill in your life. If you keep calling it lack and resisting it, you will create more lack. See the opportunity to fill the space with something different. Bless that opportunity and then ask “where do I want to go from here?” “what is my next step?” and then “thank you for this opportunity to learn, grow, be more resourceful in the world”.

If you need 30 seconds or five minutes of a pity party for what you think you don’t have or can’t do, then feel it. Let it move through and then choose your next step.

Be grateful for all the flow of energy in your life, the true prosperity of health, love, creative self-expression and the wealth that flows through you every day (including the wealth that is not money).

Finally are you tithing? even a penny on a dollar? Give in gratitude for what you have received – always!

Remember, you choose your thoughts, your focus, your direction. Your thoughts cause your emotions to shift and overtime will build a new belief system. Let lack atrophy, build gratitude and opportunity!

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Assess your emotional intelligence – an important life skillset

by Patricia

The amount of information and technology available to the average worker today is more than a worker experienced in a lifetime in 1900, and that information and technology will double in less than a year! The speed of life has definitely increased as has the stress we are under every day. A steadily growing body […]

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Don’t make resolutions, make fundamental choices!

by Patricia

What exactly is a resolution? And why is the failure rate of New Year’s Resolutions so high? The word resolution comes from the Latin – resolvere – to loosen or release. In our dictionary it is the explanation of problem or puzzle – from loosening the “knot” of the problem so it is understood. However, […]

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Lessons from the Deep Freeze

by Patricia

Who would have thought that the deep freeze (-50 Farenheit) could be a source of inspiration and reminders of how healing works? I didn’t, at first. Then the Deep Freeze brought a frozen drain pipe in my house, burst pipes resulting in a small lake (ok, very large puddle!) in the course room at the […]

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Resolutions? Changes? A New Endeavor? Remember this…

by Patricia

Thinking about “growing” some goals, making some changes, starting something new? Whether you are making changes for growing your business or a having a more satisfying personal life, you may want to remember this story. Wanting to fill his yard with the smell of lilacs, the man planted several bushes in his garden. After a […]

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What Christmas Movies Do You Watch?

by Patricia

Holidays are mixed blessings for most of us. I find myself wondering how the movies people watch during this time reflect their emotional state. (This of course could be true any day of the year!). Do you watch the kid movies? About Santa and reindeer and snowmen? An inner child wanting the times of innocence […]

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Hobby? What’s that?

by Patricia

My daily task for the Successful Living Basic Training follow-up is to start a hobby if I don’t have one. That got me thinking. For the last 30 years, my “hobby” has been the Center, Taking It Lightly, creating community. For the last 20 years, I’ve had a second “hobby” – doing veterans work. Both […]

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Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

by Patricia

In the Successful Living Basic Training we talk about how defining life purpose helps to focus our choices. One way to clarify your life purpose is the look at the WOW experiences in your life – the times when you were in the right place, at the right time, successfully engaged in the right activity […]

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Successful Living Basic Training

by Patricia

Over the last forty years, I’ve done many, many personal growth seminars, read a zillion books (well, it seems like it, you should see my library!) and listened to hours, probably years, of seminars and audio books. And every time I hit a challenge in my life, found myself up against a barrier, or down […]

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