Posts Tagged ‘thrive’

135- Abundance, Excess and Enoughness

When we think about #abundance in nature, we picture an ecosystem in #balance – Thriving wildlife, ocean, and trees made possible by a stable, predictable climate.

But when we picture abundance through the lens of capitalism, we don’t imagine balance – we fantasize about excess. It’s all about the infinite growth of individuals with the ability to acquire whatever their heart desires whenever they want it.

But abundance and #excess are not the same.

An excess of water will drown a plant, while an abundance of water will allow it to #thrive .

To create abundance, we need to look beyond our desires and examine what “enough” actually means. Not just for ourselves but also for our relationships, environment, and communities.

ht: Conversation with Jeff Palmer