"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend. The invisible underbrush holding us back is our own thoughts. When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present - love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure - the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth."
-Sarah Ban Breathnach, as excerpted from Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy