Day 19: guest blogger, Olivia the Whippet, on hoarding vs. contentment

olivia hoardingGuest Blogger: Olivia, the Whippet

My mom is at a weekend yoga workshop with yoga teacher, Erich Schiffmann, so I agreed to fill in as a guest blogger.

Confession: I hoard food and hide it in my Mom’s bed. I like to put my treats under the covers and Twizzlers (which I don’t eat, but like to play with), poached eggs, cheese and other goodies. The reason why I hide food is so that my cat, Simone won’t eat it. She eats everything. I don’t let her get on Mom’s bed because that’s just for me and Mom.

Mom says that most people hoard something. (Dogs are people too!) She says that hoarding comes from a deep-seated belief in the lack of abundance. The fear of not having enough makes us hold on tightly to things. Mom says that we can discover a lot about ourselves by being aware of feelings of not having enough and not being good enough.

Here’s a short mantra you can use during your meditation. Say to yourself:

I have everything I need.

I have all the money that I need.

I have all the time that I need.

I have all the love that I need.

Namaste,

Olivia

 

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