Q: How can we turn thoughts of lack into thoughts of abundance?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The very thought that you want to do it, means you have already started moving in that direction.
Look at what your requirements are and you will see that they will always be met. Whatever you need always comes to you. But do not take it to an extreme and say, 'Let me just do nothing and let everything come to me', no, that is not correct.
You have to put in your efforts, and you have to have courage. These two things bring you wealth.
There is proverb in Sanskrit that says, ‘Udyoginam purusha-simham upayati Lakshmi.'
It means that great wealth comes to one who has the courage of a lion and who puts in all his efforts. Therefore put in all your efforts, and be like a lion.
Do you know, the lion is the laziest animal. It is the lioness who hunts for the prey and presents it to the lion. The lion just goes and eats the prey. The lioness does the work.
The lion does not even do the work of hunting the prey. He is lazy, yet he is the king of the forest and has the confidence.
So this is what you need to have - confidence and the sense of majesty of a lion.
Then you must put in your 100% efforts, and that is when wealth comes to you.
Do not be feverish about it, just take up a project and do it.
Later on, you will see that you will get wealth as well, along with it.