In April, we are celebrating the importance of shifting from scarcity to abundance! At this month’s Hivery Circle, we were thrilled to welcome acclaimed author and speaker, Lynne Twist, and speaker and coach, Sara Vetter, of the Soul of Money Institute and Pachamama Alliance, an organization that partners with indigenous people from the Amazon to preserve their land and culture and bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on the planet.
Wining and dining with new and old friends in the atrium was followed by a captivating presentation by Lynne and Sara that dove into the societal perceptions around money, concepts around scarcity, and advice on how to bring more sufficiency into our lives. Lynne, a world renowned speaker and author of The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship With Money And Life, started the evening by discussing how we all live in a culture of scarcity.
Sara then discussed the three myths of scarcity:
#1: There is never enough.
#2: More is always better (more pairs of jeans, more money).
#3: That’s just the way it is.
“But there is a radical, surprising truth,” said Lynne. “Sufficiency. What you appreciate appreciates. Sufficiency is a state of being.”
The evening ended with a lively Q&A where Lynne answered a question on how to balance less-than-ideal situations with the concept of sufficiency.
“We often don’t live in our lives, but instead live in the conversations we have about our lives,” she said. “Those conversations have power. Find the conversations that will empower you.”
What takeaways did you get out of last night? Comment below to continue the conversation!