The majority of our culture lives far beyond their means, and not just financially; their debt extends into the realms of time, worthiness and spirituality, to name a few.
A typical example is someone who's overcommitted, and under delivering; with chronic imbalances and mismanagement of time as evidence they misunderstand the limits of their resources.
These people often wish for an extra 4 hours per day as if that would make a difference. If you overspend 24 hours, you'll overspend 28...because how you do anything, is how you do everything!
The deeper issue, of course, is this person lives inside of a fearful and scarce reality, whose mentality believes there's no gain without pain, more is better, and you're only as good as your last performance. For them, nothing is ever enough and happiness is an outside job.
I know because this was me to a tee! I was always anxious, felt threatened and undeserving of joy. My life was out of balance and it was prevalent in all aspects of my life.
Wallace Wattles said: "There's no such thing as a lack of opportunities for the man living an advancing life, who has an advancing mind."
The advancing life for me has been a journey of seeking the truth, and I've learned that feeling disconnected was an opportunity to get connected. Said another way, the way up is down or through pain, I've found comfort.
What healed me was as simple as it was profound...I learned how to settle into the fullness of the present moment, and for the first time in my life, I experientially knew there were only 24 hours in a day and from that point forward, I've fundamentally managed my time (and all of my resources) entirely differently.
This encounter was my moment of true conversion, what many refer to as salvation.
Once you access the present moment, it creates a chain reaction: Appreciation of the limited nature of resources --> Gratitude for the resources you have --> Abundance when you can find beauty in constraint and see opportunities all around you.
"Whole people see and create wholeness wherever they go; split people see and create splits in everything and everybody." Richard Rohr