Robbins tells about how much he wanted to become a millionaire but
once he actually achieved it, the thrill lasted for about ten
minutes. After that, everything felt just the same as
before. Yes, there are many millionaires who are happy.
there are many who are as equally miserable. In fact, many of the
latter would agree that their prime cause of sorrow is the money
itself; fear of losing it, dissatisfaction at not being as rich as
so-and-so who is worth ten times more, etc. The key point is that
money itself is not the determiner of happiness and purpose.
correct state of mind IS.
our purpose is THE most important thing we can possibly do. It is
not the work of a moment, an hour or even of a few days. It is an
ongoing project that brings more riches each and every day. By
doing this, we discover who we really are and why exactly we are
here. The truth is that you are here for a purpose. You manifested
into this life for a reason. So how do we go about discovering
thing is simply to make time for yourself. Treat yourself as
precious and important and find times to be alone in quiet
reflection upon your life. Many people meditate to gain deeper
insights about themselves. This is certainly immensely
valuable. However, if you feel uncomfortable with meditation at
this stage, then simply creating moments in the day when you can
ponder and wonder can be deeply beneficial.
several points in the day, try simply closing your eyes and taking
a deep breath. Turn your attention inward and remember whatever it
is you need to, and as you let your breath out exhale all your
tension and concerns. David Kundtz, in his excellent book
"Stopping", calls these brief moments in the day
"Stillpoints". They are easier to do than meditation
because they only take a few seconds. However, if you do about
fifteen or so of these a day, it can make a tremendous difference
to your inner calm and perspective on life.
also do what Kundtz calls "Stopovers". These are
slightly longer breaks lasting from several minutes to several
hours, where you take time to specifically do NOTHING. This is
important. There is no agenda. You simply give yourself time to
BE. You listen to your body and what it has to say.
listen to your inner intuition and gradually develop the ability
to hear its valuable insights. You develop Openness and learn to
by-pass the critical part inside you that undermines your efforts
to follow your heart's desire with so-called "realistic"
thinking. By giving yourself more time to simply be and
experience your own "beingness" without preconditions,
you gradually awaken to what your soul's purpose is, one step at a
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