In the hustle of daily life, it's easy to lose sight of what truly matters: our own well-being and the abundance that resides within us. Key: it is already within us. As a wellness guide for connecting the mind and body, my focus is on reminding people to live intentionally and on purpose. Breathing in each moment for what it is.
This week on the Living With Intention podcast, we speak with Antonie Ziegler to explore the key principles of connecting to our abundance, taking responsibility for ourself, and learning to be a master of our own energy. Antonie is originally from Germany and has lived in the United States for more than 2 decades. It is when she removed herself from the corporate world, had twins, and became married that she found the urgent need to find peace and stillness within herself. After practicing and mastering for herself, she works now to guide people through their own journey. Here’s what we learned:
We are responsible for ourselves
It all starts with personal responsibility. Recognize that we are in control of our own life and well-being. By taking responsibility for our thoughts, emotions, and actions, we reclaim our power to shape our reality and connect with the abundance that exists within ourselves.
We still have that abundance, and no one can take that away from us
Remember that abundance is an intrinsic part of who we are. No external circumstances or people can take it away from us. It's a wellspring that we can tap into at any moment by connecting with ourselves and our inner resources.
How do we hold onto our energy and be a master of it? Don't take things personally.
One way to preserve our energy and maintain our inner abundance is by not taking things personally. The opinions and actions of others do not define our worth or diminish our abundance. Let go of the need for external validation.
We embrace the power of choice in our reactions. It's essential to pause and consider how we want to respond to different situations. Reacting impulsively can drain our energy, while a thoughtful response allows us to maintain our inner balance and abundance.
Building a relationship with ourselves as we further connect together – start somewhere. The journey of connecting with our abundance begins with building a strong relationship with ourself. We can start by taking a gentle pause to reflect on what's already within us. Distractions become less intense when we focus on our inner resources, and we don't take external events personally.
Untangle all of the weeds that keep us stuck and cut loose what is not needed anymore
To truly connect with our abundance, we must declutter our mind and spirit. Identify and release anything that no longer serves us. Free ourself from the weeds of negative thoughts, habits, and beliefs that hinder our progress.
Embrace expansion and growth. As we connect with our inner abundance, we’ll naturally expand our horizons and tap into our limitless potential. Abundance isn't static; it's a dynamic force that can keep growing as we do.
Tips to Untangle:
Pause and breathe. When faced with challenges, take a moment to pause and breathe.
Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling at that moment. Feel the emotions that arise without judgment. This mindfulness practice can help you navigate difficulties while staying connected to your abundance.
Consider what other emotions you could choose at the moment. Remember that you have the power to choose your emotional responses. In challenging moments, consider alternative, empowering emotions that align with your inner abundance.
Fill your cup now instead of waiting for it later – we can create abundance for ourself now:
The key to connecting with our abundance is to start now. We can’t wait for some future moment to fill our cup. We create abundance for ourselves in the present by embracing personal responsibility, cultivating self-awareness, and choosing mindful reactions.
To hear more from Antonie Ziegler, listen to this week’s episode of the Living With Intention podcast, now.