Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue offers readers many insights and pieces of wisdom – some easy to absorb, and some which require a bit more reflection.
“Once your way of looking at things changes, things will have already changed.”
Our perspective shapes our reality. This is a statement that many people believe in, although putting it into practice takes, well, practice! The way we see the world affects the way we feel and act. If we see the world as a scary place, we will be more likely to feel scared and act defensively. Conversely, if we see the world as brimming with wonder, we are more likely to feel happy, grateful, and secure.
“When we have a good idea as well as a heart ready to contribute love, we will receive blessings from the cosmos.”
This quote suggests that when we are kind and have good intentions, the universe will reward us. This is a nice thought, but it’s also important to remember that we shouldn’t do good deeds expecting something in return. The act of giving should be its own reward.
“Raise these questions to yourself: Are the ideas I subscribe to truly meaningful to me? Are the stories made up in my mind truly meaningful to me?”
This is a great reminder to question our assumptions and beliefs. Why do we believe what we believe? Do our beliefs align with our values? We should periodically check in with ourselves to make sure that our actions are in line with our deepest held convictions.
These are just a few of the many insights offered in Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue. I encourage you to read the book and see what other lessons you can learn!