We’re either surviving or thriving in life. To survive indicates that we are operating under the assumption that life is dangerous, that it’s set up for us to not get what we need, that others are out to get us and that, if we stopped manipulating and cajoling, we would soon go under. To thrive means that we have chosen a new foundation. We’ve stepped into an awareness that the possibilities …are unlimited, that abundance is ours for the asking, that what we have to bring to the table is very much welcomed and that if we just open ourselves up and start trusting ourselves and others more, [abundance], goodness and love will flow toward us always.
-Katherine Woodward Thomas in her book Calling in the One