Chapter 5It’s Not About Stuff, It’s About State

Our primary premise in this book is that our experience of abundance, of living in the world with effectiveness and ease, is determined by our inner state more than by our outer circumstances. We embody abundance when we cultivate the state that matches ease and flow. So our focus here is on state, not on getting our circumstances to line up neatly. Life is messy. Stuff happens, right? We can stop wasting our time and energy trying to get life to behave because that’s not where the leverage is. Anyway, who wants to work that hard?

We attend to our state because it creates our daily experience. Unless we’re in a state that allows for ease, we’re unable––literally incapable––of experiencing a ...

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