Scarcity vs abundance, its all in your head

 Our society teaches us to think with a “lack mentality” – that there isn’t enough in this world and that we have to compete for everything
• In order to receive you must give, and in order to give you must receive
• To gain more of anything, you need to work against “lack mentality” and give that very thing away that you desire.
 
If you want more love, give more love. If you want more money then you must  find  joy in giving money to others. For it is more blessed to give than to receive. There is a universal law that says what you give out in life will be multiplied by the very nature in which you give it. “Give to other people, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands–more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to other people is the way God will give to you.” The secret of wealth is helping others get what they want. What you want for yourself, want more for others.
 
Abundance Mentality
 
Abundance Mentality is characterized by generosity, and a sense that no matter how much or little you have, there will always be enough resources to go around. The mind is not burdened with concerns about survival, and all a person needs is carried within themselves and the social group and land of which they are an integral part. Material possessions and knowledge are not hoarded, but accepted and shared. There is a sense of connectedness and belonging that guarantees eternal personal security and health.
Scarcity Mentality
 
Scarcity Mentality is characterized by disconnectedness and a greedy focus on the individual. Material possessions and knowledge are gathered and jealously guarded to build personal power, with efforts also made to prevent others from doing the same. The mind is consumed with thoughts of day-to-day survival. Because this paradigm cannot support a person in a sustainable way indefinitely, a sense of helplessness emerges. This leads to a belief that ultimately there is no hope for long term satisfaction of basic needs, and so the individual’s focus shifts away from survival needs and into the realm of sensual gratification. “If tomorrow there is no hope of escaping pain, loss and deprivation, then seize what pleasures today may offer.”
 
“I need more!” + “There’s not enough for me” = Scarcity Mentality
 
“Share with group” + “There’s enough to go around” = Abundance Mentality
 
Scarcity Mentality – Me, mine, my own, more, now, separation, destruction, non-Indigenous.
 
Abundance Mentality – Us, ours, shared, enough, soon, connectedness, creation, Indigenous.
 
Scarcity Mentality is a Western construct, a cultural disease that has infected our Indigenous ideologies and begun to eradicate the Abundance Mentality that is essential for the future survival of all life on this planet.
 
The shift to Scarcity Mentality thinking represents a shift away from the paradigm of relatedness and communal living, towards autonomy and individual gratification. At its core, this is a shift from Indigenousness to the relatively recent construct of non-Indigenousness. Non-Indigenousness is nothing more than separation of self from nature. Everyone on the planet was Indigenous until relatively recently in human history, and if we can’t return to that soon, this Scarcity Mentality is going to eat our planet alive.
 
Abundance Through Unity
 
For centuries systematic giving has been a custom in most cultures and is referred to by various names. It is indeed an indigenousness system by which the community would band together to help those in need. They did not rely on government or outsiders they would take up a collection or take turns helping those who were less fortunate. People are rediscovering this method for creating great abundance.
 
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11 thoughts on “Scarcity vs abundance, its all in your head

  1. I appreciate your thoughts of abundance and human mind. Whatever you stated is true. Can we develop an economic model and create a new civilization based on abundance of goods and supplies in any economy? A new economic theory has been developed and presented to the world in 1993 by Dr. M G Bokare (former Vice Chancellor of Nagpur University-India). The new alternative theory is called Hindu-economics since it is based on the teachings of Hindu’s holy Vedas. Few highlights of the new theroy are as follows:
    1. Abundance instead of scarcity will be the fundamental base of the new economics. This will need to repeal all monopoly laws (joint stock companies with limited liabilities, patents, copyrights, trademarks, brands, trade unions, etc.) which are man-made. Karl Marx says ‘laws that divide people are reactionary as such are against the natural laws. They are therefore immoral and as such are not immortal. Scarcity is caused due to man-made laws. Once we repeal all the man-made laws, we then have natural laws which ensure abundance of everything. Abundance of goods in economy changes the minds and culture of the people. Nature has given us more than we can consume provided we do not exploit the nature. Man should extract whatever is required from the nature but never exploit. It is like bee extracting honey from the flowers.
    2. Abundance is possible by creating conditions of a true FREE MARKET in economy. Today’s economy is monopoly economy causing scarcity. The free market will be regulated by the state just to stop any one exploiting the market for own benefits in respect of price and quantity.
    3. Abundance brings in the best of competition and thus will bring down cost of goods and services over time. Trend of downward moving prices without sacrificing the quality will make a man to postpone or reduce his consumption for future dates. Less consumption reduces exploitation of natural resources. Man becomes less or zero greedy over time. He gradually shifts from materialistic world to spiritual world.
    3. Downward movement of prices will reduce inflation and in long period inflation disappears from the economy. Same is the case in respetc of interest which is based on inflation and risk element. If government takes the risk and supplies interest-free funds to any needy entrepreneur to start his productive activity, it will result in zero unemployment and disappearance of exploitative finance agencies from the economy since they will not be able to compete with state on these terms.
    4. Lower prices in future periods will help state to reduce taxes to meet expenditure for economic development and administration.
    5. Every one is entitled to start one’s own production activity in economy means poverty and economic exploitation disappear. Stagflation too disappears.
    6. The economy becomes most eco-friendly that saves the planet from the present threat of disappearance. Zero pollution too as such good health for all.
    7. It will be a totally decentralized economy as such it will have its own needs of appropriate technology. Industrialization of a different kind, in other words.
    8. Ideal omnipotent state without coercive forces will be in place to manage an ethical and moral civilisation.
    8. It will be Eternal Economic Order. A NEW CIVILIZATION.

    I am sure the economy based on abundance of goods and services will support your philosophy.

  2. Outstanding coment, thank you very much for taking the time to contribute to my blog.

    I am a member of group of like minded individuals that are using the abundance of free flowing cash in our current economy to transform all who participate from scarcity to abundance mentality.

    Please check my invitation page out.

    Elite Activity

  3. Sounds Good…

    But…

    Though it may be true that government can give interest free loans, there is still inherent risk in any venture. Those risk must be borne by someone and compensation must be paid for bearing those risks.

    Furthermore, if some ventures are more risky than others, should each of them have access to the same interest free capital? If so, we would be subsidizing ventures that are at times so risky they should not be undertaken and then wasting that capital. And when the venture fails, where does the capital come from to cover that loss? It should come from the collective risk premium placed on all risky projects…..some of which will fail….some of which will succeed, but the risk premium (higher interst rate) will cover that on the average.

    There has to be a mechanism to assign capital to the most worthy projects. With interest free loans to everyone there is no distinction between the projects with the best chances of success and the risk/reward ratio.

    There is some glitter to the propositions, but in the end it will result in complete collapse due to poor allocation of capital.

    Sorry, I’m no believer.

  4. I like your comment, may I offer a solution to your question. It is not the government that offers interest free loans in an abundant society. It is the individual offering interest free revenue to thier creative neighbor. This will impower the individual investor with both the responsibility for the success of the venture as well as accepting the risk of his/her investment.

    The key as I understand it to an abundant culture is a complete decentralization of all government responsibilities. Neighbors taking care of the neighborhood, cities maintaining water, power, and roads. States maintaining interstate transportation to insure the movement of stuff to generate increased abundance through the natural human impulse to create.

    Global constructs similar to federal governments whos only job is to promote communication and trade between the provinces of the planet.

    Thanks again for the contribution.

    DrD

  5. I agree with the decentralization for sure.

    But back to the question of interest free. If there is a risk of failure what is the motivation to invest if there is not a potential profit. Why would the potential investor not just hoard his money and not invest it. I mean that would be far less risky than investing it in something that has the potential for failure but will not be paying interest to compensate the investor for the risk.

    I agree with the low tax low government model.

  6. Getting away from the scarcity mind set is harder than it seems huh.

    In an abundant society, hoarding money is not smart since you earn no interest on it. Money is a tool for commerce, not a means to profit in and of itself.

    Charging and earning interest is a complete construct of slavery. By charging interest you are telling the farmer that you will only help if you can profit on his “lack” of finance regardless of his success.

    In a society with the understanding of abundance, you invest in the farmer because you want a share of his crop. Now you “own” a portion of the endeavor and will profit or fail along side the farmer.

    DrD

  7. Let me put it this way.
    1. Today in the days of scarcity, goverment is subsidizing the losses of monopoly industries by writing off tax recoveries in each country. Taxpayers revolt against the governments of taxes. Industrialists make all efforts to evade taxes and keep the funds in overseas banks to avoid taxes. Govt loses tax collection. Parallel gray economy is a common phenomenon in all the countries. It is an immoral society. We must get out from this metality for the welfare of all the citizens.
    2. If there is some risk in advancing loans without interest by the state for productive activity, the risk factor can be taken care of by insuring such loan recoveries. Today bank deposits upto some limits are being insured by the state to protect the interest of small account-holders. Govt can do this to protect itself from loss of revenue. Provision for insurance payment would be made in state annual budget. Over time the expenditure on this account would show a declining trend.
    3. There is some risk in any business even today. many small and even big industries are declaring bankruptcies each year. Do we stop advancing them just because some of the entreprises are incurring losses for some years? Willfully mismanging enterprise would be taken care of by local laws for punishment. Look at the present state of affairs of the USA. Large companies are collapsing each year. Govt is heavily losing its revenue on many accounts.
    4. Govt’s job is to create producive activity for each and every citizen. In doing so some risk the state is bound to take and also lose some revenue. This could be a lesson for many to be careful in spending, selecting right projects and investing. In totally decentralized economy with falling prices, the production activity will eventually be for living and not for profits. Today’s economies are mainly for maximizing profits.
    5. Interest-free loans are being given to needy people even today in some Islamic economies. Holy Quran prohibits interest charging on financial transactions within the economy. They have therefore shifted to the concept of profit-loss sharing deposits by citizens. If the project is found unviable, the banks/depositer will not approve the project for such financing. In our case when the government takes the full responsibility for such disbursement of interest-free loans to all needy entrepreneurs, the financing by private banks won’t be there in the economy. No private financier will be able to compete with state in offering loans without interest. They thus get eliminated and as such the exploitation part goes off from the economy.

  8. Hindu economics is the theoretical manifestation of the blessings of Hindu’s Holy Vedas. Holy Vedas ordained mankind with abundance of goods. This is the Vedic ideal. Abundance was discussed by physiocrats and classical economists in 19th Century. Lord J. M. Keynes and Professor J. K. Galbraith also touched this aspect of economic theory. Western economics cannot overcome the limitations of current economic theory. Hindu economics, however, explores the paradigm of theory of abundance. It is a book of world history of economic thoughts as well as theories. Ancient India (B.C.) is neglected in the corpus of Western economics.
    References to market, price, interest, tax, profit are discovered in Holy Vedas. Smrutis of Manu, Yagnavalka, Gautama, Apastambha, Shukracharya, Kautilya are codified books on economics. Ancient India, therefore, has the evidences of being first in using the lexicon: economics, first in books on economics and first in definitions of economics in the world history. Hindu economics heralds Hindu civilization for mankind. It fully metaphorses all economic variables. The falsehood of Marxian economics and crisis of bourgeois economics leave Hindu as the only and correct solution of stagflation, poverty, tyranny of taxes, black money etc. Hindu economics subsumes Gandhi’s decentralization, Deendayal’s holistic economy, Islam’s interest-free society and socialist ethos. We also thus move towards tax-less budget and an eternal economic order.
    Professor Paul Samuelson has described “kept men” of the capitalist political economy. Economists in erstwhile Soviet Union were under police surveillance. There is no light for economic theory in West. Hindu economics is the only hope for happiness of mankind.

  9. guys hindu-economics.. relies on money.. please visit http://www.thevenusproject.com and find out more about a resource based economy.. and what lies behind it. it is very workable and solves about 95% of our world problems right now..

    for if money remains existing there will be a idea of self preservation.. which limits other technologies. such as the saturn ev1.. gm crushed them because they are so good gm can not make any money from them .. so suppress the idea.. hence we as a human society do not improve..

    also watch the zeitgiest 2 addendum film..and future by design film. for a more complete understanding of this concept.

    only we can change our cituation together!!

  10. also note. .religious ideas are not the answer.. it is in us not in a book or old ideology.. money is the root cause of the problems .. we must fix the root cause not the simptoms.. dont agree?? please research thevenusproject.com watch dvd future by design and zeitgiest 2 addendum..

  11. Money is a stand-in for good faith. It is currently our only religion.
    Resource-based economy a good idea, but one must take into account that majority of people believe resources to be ‘scarce’, because they have a narrow definition of ‘resource’.
    For more, read Georges Bataille’s “The Accursed Share”.

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