In a spiritual context, the notion of abundance or plenty is less about material conditions, revolving instead (once basic needs are met), around an appreciation of life in its fullness, joy and strength of mind, body and soul. This is the cultivation of respect for the creative energy of the universe. An abundant life is one that leaves negative feelings of lack, dissatisfaction and emptiness behind. Instead, it is open to light and love that come from a more spiritual domain.
It can help to recall the feelings of freedom you experience when away on vacation, enjoying adventures in undiscovered landscapes, or exchanging stories with the local people. As you look ahead to the unexplored landscape ahead of you in life, there’s a common thread that binds you to the same abundance that nurtures the environment surrounding us. This well is plentiful, and you can tap into it.
Yoga’s philosophy has much to say on abundance, not in the realm of material things which old-school, mystic yogis renounced, but in its focus on what you are rather than what you have. It is elevating the idea of plenty to the spiritual realm, and defining each moment in terms of its action rather than its asset. It could be the delight in focusing on each breath, in savouring a moment, in giving back, and in the feeling of the afternoon breeze on your cheek.