Positive thinkers, prosperity types, fans of "the secret" all tell you clearly what to do: "Feel & Think Positively & Prosperously" but they don't tell you how to do that. Often we end up feeling worse than before when we feel like impostors trying to brainwash ourselves.
Our thoughts definitely shape and color our experience, which is our reality. It is difficult to feel prosperous as you struggle to meet obligations. So what's the "answer?"
I suggest that you focus on finding areas in your life where you can notice your prosperity, where you feel and be prosperous in ways that are detached from $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ .
In our culture we equate abundance with finances - even though studies show that, above a certain basic level, more money does not equal more life satisfaction or happiness. So what does?
As we open up to a broader understanding of abundance, life satisfaction & joy, we begin to really notice our life instead of just sleep-walking through it. We inevitably begin to live and to savor the real treasures already in our lives. Mental and spiritual attitudes begin to shift. You will experience your unappreciated abundance first. Once you value, celebrate and enjoy what you have with real gratitude (not a mental strategy that you "try to put feeling behind") MORE will be added to you: pressed down and overflowing. For real!
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