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Abundance

I used to tell myself
“I have abundance”
even in the moments
I felt I had nothing at all.

Then I realized 
I had it all wrong.
I don’t have abundance,
I am abundance.

With each breath I take in,
I swell
with abundance.
Each exhalation
makes space for even more.

With each moment,
trillions of cells,
more than I can comprehend,
weave themselves together
in a complex dance
to make up this body.

There are rivers within me
that pulse and grow with
each beat of my heart.
Each beat its own giving
and receiving.

In my bones,
there are gems and stones,
so precious,
so beautiful,
they will be treasures of
abundance left behind
long after I am gone.

So no,
I don’t just have abundance,
I am abundance.
As are you,
and every other creature
that walks on this
abundant Earth.

-Taya
In the Book Sutra Of Stars- Available Here

About the Author

TayaTaya Malakian is a poet, an artist, a yogini, a mother, and a minister/spiritual advisor. She strives to bring deep wisdom, ceremony and soulfulness into every aspect of daily life. She lives in Nevada City, Ca.View all posts by Taya →