What are the elements of the ABUNDANT life in your estimation? What are the most important elements of a good life?
How do you define the good life?
Does it have to do with accomplishment, with people, with experiences?
Please tell us- from the bottom of your heart- what makes your life interesting, exciting and worthwhile or what it would take to make it so.
We all value different things and this question is designed to explore what we hold dear, what we value and how different paths lead to satisfaction, joy and fulfilment.
So - please share your thoughts.
Closing Statement from Debra Smith
Thank you for sharing your vision of the adundant life! Every entry below made a valued contribution toward the whole. The following is not my own wisdom - for I am indeed a learner here but the gathered wisdom of kind and helpful TED people:
From this discussion we learned that a real and authentically abundant life may have nothing to do with wealth or stuff but rather the ability to appreciate moments and gifts from any life - the feel of warm dryness when it has been raining or a comfortable place to sleep when you are really tired or the knowledge that someone has your back when you really need it. It can also be about really little things in life- a lovely stone in the palm or your hand or the really big like the vibrant taste of good food prepared by a Ferrari in the kitchen!
Life is more abundant with love and with friends but even when you are alone abundance can be a state of mind.
It may augmented by the accumulation of common sense things like good health and exercise. It can be found in the state of flow and in the arts like poetry.
We also explorred to my great advantage- the loss of a sense of abundance which can come from a lack of hope. This may feel like a broken bridge. That bridge might be rebuilt by singing into the future and by looking to new places of inspiration, hope and abundance rather than persisting in looking to where it once was.
Little did I know how much the framing and sharing of a naive question would help me back onto my own path towards abundance and I thank everyone for being a sign post in my personal journey.
Thanks to each contributor for your abundant good will!