Five fingers, a whole handful, of toetoe plumes in the still Auckland evening.
All you can hold in the moment, and the moment is all you have.
“From one seed a whole handful: that was what it meant to say the bounty of the earth” – J.M.Coetzee
Little moments, even quiet ones, are full in themselves but are also seeds of abundance.
Part of an inscription on the side of water feature outside a shopping mall I visited today. The inscription was about the people and abundant resources that existed in that locality centuries before it became a consumer magnet.
Inside, the shopping hordes were loading up their tote bags, and we too had to pick up a few things. I’d rather have been elsewhere, truth be told, but sometimes malls are (almost) necessary evils.
Abundance is not the acquisition of more stuff however.
Abundance is about our perception of the world, that it ,and our lives are enough. That feeling/attitude only really comes when we are content with who we are and can share what we have, and of ourselves, with others.
People have shared out of their abundance with me when I have been in need ,and for that I am grateful. In order to live a full life I have to do the same really.
“The source of all abundance is not outside you. It is part of who you are. However, start by acknowledging and recognising abundance without. See the fullness of life all around you. The warmth of the sun on your skin… or getting soaked in an abundance of water falling from the sky. The fullness of life is there at every step. The acknowledgment of that abundance that is all around you awakens the dormant abundance within. Then let it flow out”
-Eckhart Tolle, from “A New Earth”