I actually wasn’t going to write this post. However, my friend Jack was like, “I went on a trip to Asia for 3 weeks and you still haven’t posted anything new!”
Sooooo… I’m going to share some meaningful lines I’ve recently read from a book. The book is by Deepak Chopra, and it is called “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”. It was given to me by my Uncle Aaron. (Thanks, Uncle).
“Being ego-based power, it lasts only as long as the object of reference is there. If you have a certain title – if you’re the president of the country or the chairman of a corporation – or if you have a lot of money, the power you enjoy goes with the title, with the job, and with the money. Ego-based power will only last as long as those things last. As soon as the title, the job, the money go away, so does the power.”
Hmm.. honestly, I feel like that’s how our society define success. You have to have certain things and make a specific amount, or you wouldn’t be considered “successful”.
Having money definitely makes life a lot easier. I am sure all of us want to be financially stable. Who wouldn’t want to have more?
But how much do you need before you’re satisfied? If you only see your value based on what you can buy with money, I think that’s rather sad.
“It is the intention behind your giving and receiving that is the most important thing. The intention should always be to create happiness for the giver and receiver, because happiness is life supporting and life sustaining and therefore generates increase. The return is directly proportional to the giving when it is unconditional and from the heart.”
In the past, I used to only want to give if I knew I would get something in return. For example, I wouldn’t want to buy someone a birthday present unless I knew the person would get me a gift on my birthday. In addition, I would want something of equal or similar value. So if I were to spend $30, I would want the person to spend roughly the same amount. Or else it wouldn’t be “fair”.
But as I got older, my views changed. Nowadays, I give because I genuinely want the other person to feel happy and I no longer need anything in return. They could give me something if they want, but it wouldn’t affect my reasons to give.
I think the expectation of getting something in return ruins it. It’s not sincere.
Now that I’m giving freely, I’m actually getting more in return.
Do you give because you feel like you have to? Or do you give because you want to?
“Intent alone is very powerful, because intent is desire without attachment to the outcome. Desire alone is weak, because desire in most people is attention with attachment.”
I think these two lines are very deep. When you are attached and crave attention, you are vulnerable. The actions of the person you want will greatly affect your emotions and behaviours. Sometimes, you might even lack control.
With intent, however, you are not thinking about the effects of your actions.
It had never occurred to me until I came across this.
“True wealth consciousness is the ability to have anything you want, anytime you want, and with the least effort.”
I have seen people describe success as having anything you want, anytime you want, and spending it with whomever you want. However, the part that sparked my interest was the “with the least effort”.
Doing the least amount of work while generating the maximum result would definitely be ideal.
And that’s it. I hope you found this somewhat intriguing. If not, perhaps the next post will! Haha. Stay tuned for next week 😛
P.S. I actually have written a hundred personal posts on my blog. If you are bored, feel free to check them out!!