Mental poverty is a state in which one feels a lack, or inadequate. Emptiness can also be a sign of mental poverty, as can avoidance.
Mental poverty is a rut that can begin in many ways. Perhaps one's parents passed on a negative view of the world, or had a propensity to addiction. Or maybe one's sense of capacity may be impacted by a dreadful job, or through a regretful choice of mate. Depression and anxiety can make one feel like they have nothing to give to themselves or anyone else. These are but a few examples.
Mental poverty can be reversed. If this blog post reminds you of someone, know that they are not bound by the trap of mental poverty for the rest of their life. The past can only control the present if it is allowed to do so.
Start today to examine the areas of your own personality that may be affected with mental poverty. These might be reflected in such areas as gossip, fearfulness, complaining without changing, destructive habits or ignoring opportunities. Procrastinating, or automatically feeling negative about people who are different than you are also signs of mental poverty.
To be a person means you have the gift of volition - the capacity of changing at any time. You are not a product of your past. If you have a pocket or two of mental poverty in your life, shake them out! By doing so, you will create or and increase the abundance of your life.