We were sitting in my friend’s screened porch overlooking the lake. I was taking in the view and memorizing it.

It was just 2 years ago I sold my lake home next door. We were talking about how my life has changed since then.

I mentioned that I enjoyed the sunsets on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin for 20 years. And there were many years before I moved here that I didn’t have that gorgeous sight. And there may very well be many more years that I won’t have a personal space where I can watch the sun setting over water.

We were talking about, “so how much is enough?”

How many sunsets do we really need to have a memory to savor?

How many times do we need to see that expanse of blue water to feel the connection inside to All-That-Is?

How many square feet do we need in a house to have a home?

Eckhart Tolle writes in A New Earth, “No ego can last for long without the need for more. Therefore, wanting keeps the ego alive much more than having. The ego wants to want more than it wants to have. And so the shallow satisfaction of having is always replaced by more wanting.”

On the drive back into town to my side-by-side duplex, I reminded myself that I can have sunsets over water anytime I want to close my eyes and go there. I can sit beside my patio garden and imagine I am in acres of wilderness and hiking the nature trails where I’ve been.

And the oftener I go within and savor the treasures I have in memories, the less I feed my ego. The less I feed my ego, the less “wanting” energy I will be putting out into the Universe, and the more “gratitude” frequencies I will be radiating.

And as we know so well, the Universe draws even more abundance and prosperity to where ever gratitude is alive and well!

The bottom line, you may already have all you’ll ever need.

Janice M. Puta
Author of Pathways: Tales for the Spiritual Seeker
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