How To Escape Scarcity Mentality, and Believe that You Are Enough

By Silvia Mordini

I often meditate on trusting that I will have enough. Enough of what? Well, enough courage, enough inner strength, enough wisdom, enough energy, enough love, enough happiness, enough peace and yes, enough money.

When life becomes intense, the prism of mental scarcity often grows and distorts your view. You start to think that you are going to run out. This feels real. However you cannot attract abundance if you think this way. Abundance and Scarcity are mutually exclusive energies.

Do you suffer from what Stephen Covey describes as a scarcity mentality? Do you frequently have feelings of jealousy? Do you often compare with your colleagues, friends or family? Do you constantly measure what you have? Do you have any sort of loss aversion? Let’s find out how Scarcity Mentality is defined.

“Most people are deeply scripted in what I call the scarcity mentality. They see life as having only so much, as though there were only one pie out there. And if someone were to get a piece of the pie, it would mean less for everybody else.”
–Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

I recently noticed a scarcity mentality epidemic. As such, more than anything else — even more than love — my wish for all is that we have faith in our enoughness. The first definition of faith that I am aware of stems from the Bible. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, KJV). Through faith, you can see that although heartache or hurt exists in the world, you will recover. Helen Keller says it like this, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

How do you trust in enough?

Well first, you must acknowledge that Faith is active. It is something in which you participate. You can’t expect personal healing if you aren’t interested in being healed. And to be interested in something means that you actively seek it out.

At some point in our spiritual evolution — through effort and perseverance — you realize that you don’t need any more to be happy. As a yoga instructor, I teach that the way we do our yoga on the mat can become the way we live our lives. What you do on the mat is enough: you practice appreciating life’s messiness and with enough faith, you let go of unrealistic expectations and allow your story to unfold knowing you’re not going to run out.

Through faith in Enough, you begin to trust that the universe wants you to have enough happiness, courage, love, and peace. So today and everyday I wish you all enough to love yourself, love your day, love your life!


“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough.”
-Unknown Author


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