Stinginess sits at one end of the continuum. At the other end is the experience of being lavish. For many of us, that word produces an instant response: Oh, I couldn’t, I shouldn’t! But if you don’t give to yourself, how will your life become abundant? Lavish means stepping wholeheartedly into the big middle of life, rather than just tiptoeing partway in. Lavish means letting the flow of life move freely through you. Lavish isn’t busy trying to control everything (that’s stingy). Lavish is juicy, and yes, it’s messy. It’s alive.
— Victoria Castle, The Trance of Scarcity, p. 43