Material success, in all its expressions, happens to be one of the things that makes our life journey more pleasurable. But success in life is more about good health, positive energy and excitement, fulfilling and meaningful relationships, creative freedom and expression, emotional and mental stability, a sense of well-being and reassurance.
Hence, unlike material prosperity that’s wrongly understood to be a measure of our success, true prosperity could be described as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy targets. Success is also the ability to fulfill your desires with effortless ease. A more spiritual approach to success and to affluence could be quantified by the abundant flow of all good things to you versus the constantly rising consumption of material objects from which happiness is allegedly derived.
To understand the underlying principles of true prosperity, the first notion is Our higher consciousness that is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. When we find our essential nature and understand who we really are, we have the ability to fulfill any dream we have. It’s because we are the eternal possibility, the immeasurable potential of all that has been, is and will be.
Second, the stream of life is nothing aside from the harmonious interaction of all of the elements and forces that structure the field of existence. Because our mind and body and the world are in continuous and dynamic change, stopping the flow of energy is similar to stopping the circulation of blood. Whenever blood stops flowing, then it starts to clot, to stagnate. That’s the reason we have to give and receive so as to keep wealth and affluence–or whatever you need –circulating in our own life. The mistaken notion of happiness derived from material accumulation is a self defeating process.
Third, success is possible when actions are motivated by love, because character is held together by the energy of love. When we seek control and power over others, we waste energy. When we seek money or power for the sake of the ego, we spend energy chasing the illusion of joy rather than enjoying happiness at the moment. When actions are motivated by love, energy multiplies and accumulates–and the excess energy we collect and enjoy can be channeled to make anything that we need, such as infinite wealth.
Finally, Dharma or Purpose in Life. We’ve got a special talent and a special way of expressing it. There’s something which we can do better than anybody else in the entire world–and for every exceptional talent and one of a kind expression, in addition, there are unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of our ability, the spark of achievement is lit. Expressing our talent to satisfy needs creates unlimited wealth and prosperity. When we combine the capacity to express our distinctive talent with service to humanity, then we make full use of the Law of Dharma.
To make a real difference in the world, then, we ought to serve no one but Truth, and God. It is said that a truly wise one knows his concern is work independently, rather than the results. He doesn’t entertain the purpose of gaining rewards but rather finds himself drunk with the joy and satisfaction of noble work done. To dissolve ourselves so – our past, our future, our hopes, our fears – to the fiery content of the Present is to function in inspiration. And motivated work ever promises the best returns. The shrewd are individuals who know the real art of living, undertake all work keeping in themselves the complete evenness of mind, and therefore abandon all worries for the benefits of their activities.
May we reach Glory in life free of attachment to material objects, fear and delusion and be guided by our Conscience. And can our Success be characterized by the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy targets.