Our last thread to be woven into our Cloth of Intention is the Thread of Abundance.
So often when we think of abundance we think only of money and wealth, but abundance can be any area of our lives where we are open to receiving. Abundance can be:
- More time
- More space
- Better health
- Living with more passion
- Living more consciously
The best way to live a more abundant life is to be grateful for what we already have, and to give to others without thoughts of "what's in it for me." Gratitude for all that we have - for this new day, for the infinite possibilities contained in it, and for the opportunity to serve others - always gives us more to be grateful for. A grateful heart is an abundant heart.
Service to others is another way to open the doors to a more abundant life. I can remember many times in my own life when I found ways to serve others and to have that service manifest into a life filled with love and appreciation. Not a bad way to live.
So now we have woven all five of our threads, or sutras: Patience, Acceptance, Defenselessness, Compassion and Abundance. What do we do now? We bind it all together to keep it from unraveling. How do we do that? Ah, that's for next week!
And so it is.