Do you know how poverty consciousness is created, and what you can do to step out of it?
Poverty is a state of the mind. It does not only impact those who are broke, but also affects rich people. For example, there are millionaires and billionaires who still feel that they do not have enough to survive, or as much as they should have. This is what poverty consciousness is.
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.” ~Buddha
At times we get too much entangled in this material world that we always feel the need for more money. Rather than being optimistic, our mind is flooded with pessimistic thoughts such as we hardly have enough money, what if we run out of all of it.
This idea of ending up poor triggers the release of toxic stress chemicals in our body that reach to the brain, thus, causing our body to run or fight for its life.
Every time we think that we do not have enough of something or the other, it impacts our energy and financial outlook on life. Thus, every time we feel that we are not rich enough and are soon going to run out of all the money, it creates tiny “poverty attacks” in our inner world that increase our need for money in the outer world.
Indeed, money gives us more choices in life. Without it, we would not be able to enjoy the beautiful pleasures and comforts of life. However, many of our money related beliefs are fed to us by our well meaning parents and teachers as we grow up. And these beliefs sabotage our success, to some extent, when it comes to making more.
To overcome poverty consciousness, our mind needs to develop new thought patterns. And, these patterns can be achieved through these steps.
Knowing The Difference Between Broke And Poverty Conscious
Broke means a person does not have money. However, poverty consciousness includes the set of beliefs, feelings, values and attitudes linked with fear of material lack. It is about looking at a glass as half empty rather than half full.
Knowing That We Are The Creator Of Our Circumstances
Energy is what leads to creation. When a person would know that they only create their circumstances, they would put more energy into their lives. And money comes to those who put in more energy to do things.
Money is a sign, or symbol, of what people sow in this world. The more efforts and hard work they put in, the more the money flows to them. Therefore, it is important to not let life control your circumstances. So, you must always look for these signs, and eliminate them to seek control of your circumstances.
- Getting angry over others: Being angry with others because they can hurt you is a sign that your circumstances are not under your control.
- Regretting the past: Regretting over what has happened in the past cannot change the future. Only your efforts can bring a change.
- Blaming others: Unless you don’t have control, you cannot blame anyone else.
“Look within, see The Divine Self. Only then there will be an end of the world and its miseries.” ~Ramana Maharshi
Gratitude Is Key
It is essential to train the mind to be optimistic about and grateful for everything in life. Focus on what you want because if you focus on what you do not want, then that is only what is going to be created.
Keep your goals in mind, and work towards achieving them, rather than worrying about the state that you will be in if you fail.
Always give in your hundred percent. Maintain your energy.
Take help from your mentors and role models. They can really get you to believe in yourself and reach out for your goals, and you will surely see results coming your way.