Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
Part of my drive to work is very scenic. I sometimes miss the beauty because my mind is cluttered with thoughts of what I have to do that day. On my Tuesday drive to work, I did what I had thought about doing many times before. I pulled off the side of the road and used my BlackBerry to try to capture the beauty.
By choosing to see beauty instead of worrying and fretting about everything I had to do, I started work with a much more energy and a positive attitude. I let myself be captivated by the majesty and glory of creation.
What can you do to help kick start your day? Where can you choose to consciously see and be grateful for your abundance, your gifts, and what you have been blessed with?