This is not a contradiction: Less is greater than more.
This principle applies in the StartOver Economy – and is based on the simple premise that in order to start over, you have to let go of what you had, release the energy into the universe, and let it come back in its newer, restructured and yes, greater form.
Surrender brings a new sense of empowerment.
When I began the process of starting over four years ago, I surrendered with strength, a giant act of faith, and a belief that something had to change.
And that change began with me.
I made a list of everything I had to undo, release, let go of, reduce spending on, and consolidate. I got rid of the clutter in my life. Though slowly, I did it. Though painfully, and with humility, I had periods of self-doubt. I looked up. I asked not for God’s help, but his (or her) guidance.
Mind you, I had runway and savings I could rely on, but I knew it wouldn’t last forever. I took a partial Sabbatical for almost 18 months and came to the realization that the global economy was going to survive and prosper just fine with me sitting on the sidelines. As I went back to work I came up with 10 practices which still apply today:
- Surrender does not equate to giving up.
- Letting go sets you free.
- A clear mind is an open mind; one open to new thoughts and energy.
- Going off the beaten path will take you to new and unexpected destinations.
- Giving without expecting anything in return will yield greater returns.
- Changing musical listening habits reshapes brain waves.
- Altering eating habits changes your biology.
- Moving more mixes things up.
- Extended stays away from home (if possible) will heighten your senses.
- Re-kindling childhood interests takes your brain back to its origins.
In order to get to more, you have to share your abundance of time, knowledge and sharing.
It’s called the currency of giving.
The returns will bring you abundance in many unexpected ways.