What Constitutes Our Abundance?
Quote of the Day:
“Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.” Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
Meaning of the Quote:
It is not our worldly possessions that create our abundance but rather, it is the simple things in life that bring us joy in our everyday living.
Discussion of the Quote:
Yes, it is the things that we do not own nor what we consider possessions that we enjoy, that make up our abundance. Things like our families, they are not our personal possessions, but we enjoy spending time and doing activities with them - most of the time. Sometimes it is even unimaginable living our lives without our families around.
Additionally, personal possessions are in our lives to serve specific purposes and functions and to help us to get some jobs done that will contribute to our well-being. However, our real joy comes from doing and being and not necessary possessing.
Very often we think that our personal possessions are what constitute our abundance. However, the quote rightfully states that it is not our possessions, but rather, it is the things that we enjoy which make up our abundance in life. There are many people in the world with huge amounts of personal possessions but they are lacking in the things that bring them joy. On the flick side, there are people who possess very little personal possessions yet they have an abundance of things that bring them joy.
More importantly, our joy does not lie in our possessions, but in being in the presence of others that we enjoy spending time with and being present in the moments of our lives. Additionally, activities are where our joy lies. It is in doing, being, believing, hoping and experiencing things, places and people that bring joy to our lives.
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