There is an almost magical “formula” that goes beyond science and logic, perhaps you can begin to understand it as a more spiritual experience. Whenever you have and express feelings of joy and gratitude you somehow start to attract wonderful experiences in your life. As you continue to adopt this as part of your daily life, life itself seems to begin to flourish around you.
If you want more from life — start by counting your blessings instead of counting your losses, deficits and wants.
Impatience, resentment, jealousy and endless “want” are not creative attractors and have no value.
These feelings block your opportunities. From time to time, everyone experiences these thoughts, but you must learn to move through them constructively.
When negative feelings move upon you, reflect, and recognize the danger of feeding those feelings and keeping them alive.
Let them take their course and see to it that they burn-out like a campfire in a dry forest; watching them carefully.
Impatience, resentment and jealousy are obvious negative emotions that are more easily understood as toxic.
However, the concept of want is more complicated and confusing. If your feelings of “wanting” are not disruptive to your inner-tranquility then they are likely healthy.
However, excessive want is a form of desperation and a declaration of lack. Any aggressive lust lacks balance and is unwholesome and obstructive.
Balance in life is the key to everything. When you focus on want, you become an endless cycle of wants.
You need to focus on more than just your wants. Want is small and will make you small. Want is needy and will make you needy.
Everyone has wants, but you have to be smart to get what you want. It can be counterintuitive and difficult to understand that to get, you must offer your value — you must give.
You must also create a space of sanity and security within yourself for your value and strategies to take root and grow. That space of sanity is called contentment and gratitude.
Having contentment and gratitude in the present moment is the surest way to achieve success. Contentment is not greedy, possessive, jealous or impatient.
Contentment and gratitude are signs that you are worthy of further receivership. They are indicators of inner-maturity and balance.
They are the attributes of the naturally gifted and of those who have carefully cultivated themselves spiritually and intellectually.
When you accept that there is no success greater than inner-peace and contentment, you instantly qualify yourself for more success.
Contentment also protects your existing successes. Without inner-peace and contentment, success will ultimately destroy you along with everything you have created, or are trying to create.
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