Written by: Sabine Roggermeier
Does your plenty ever make you feel uncomfortable when you are around other people? Do you feel the need to hide a certain aspect of yourself in order to fit in with the people around you? That aspect could be wealth, health, your gifts, talents or learned skills, your positive attitude towards life, a fullness of gratitude or your beautiful laughter.
We wish for plenty and work so hard to create, only to then hide them in order to fit in, and not be judged for being “too good.” That is strange, indeed.
Unfortunately reducing ourselves doesn’t help anyone. Hiding our plenty may ease the tension in the moment, but it also takes away the potential for everybody to increase. If we willingly change the “DNA” of our abundance to reduce ourselves to the level everybody’s comfortable with we betray the very reason we were blessed with it. Just imagine everybody giving up his or her gifts in order to not feel different than the next person! The very purpose of any abundance is to pull others in. It is the diversity of the abundance we each create individually that is the potential of our society to keep on growing. If we cut short the impact we can have on this planet by way of using our personal surplus we betray ourselves as well as the people around us.
This week’s homework:
Can you walk your talk with your surplus for your own benefit – as well as for that of others?