Key To Success

What do you do when you come across a key to success in a book you're reading? You ponder over it. Since I read many books and come across many keys, I thought it would be fun to share the ideas that arise as I contemplate a key to success. Reading is not just about absorbing information, it's also about contemplating, allowing the ideas to blossom within, and nurturing a seed tossed in the rich soil of the inner garden.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

I got my Master's degree in psychotherapy more than a decade ago. Since then I've studied the human condition with fascination. Over the years, I've learned a singular lesson: your life does not work when you oppose your soul nature. If you want a magical life, you have to drop your inauthentic transactions with the world. You discover your own power when you spend time alone to figure out what you really love to do.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Why Dreaming Is the Most Altruistic Thing

You were not put on this earth to work day and night and not enjoy life.

You were put here to enjoy an abundant life and live out your dreams. That’s why you have dreams.

Dreams arise because you exist. They are projections into the future of what you perceived as valuable in the past.

When you deny your dreams, you deny yourself. In essence, what you say is that what you value is not important.

If you persist in this suppression of your desires, your world will shrink to the point of calamity. The more you deny who and what you are, the worse things become.

Alternatively, when you accept your own value as a person, and, furthermore, accept that it is important for you to project what is valuable for you as the substance of experience, your whole world, as well as those who connect with it in some way, starts to expand.

When your dreams become a passion, then you will be unstoppable.

Nothing will stop you, simply because your dream is of more value to you than your intimidation by untoward circumstances.

If you do not know how to do something, you will find a way to learn it.

If you need to connect with certain people, you will find a way to meet them.

And if you need to overcome certain internals states, certain subconscious hesitations and resistances, you will find a way to overcome them.

When you grasp your own value, and when you grasp how important it is for you to get what you want, then your life takes on a meaning and an acceleration that will move you toward a more challenging present and a more exciting future.

Getting what you want is not a selfish act. People who deny themselves what they want, believing that it is selfless, are in a state of confusion.

You see, by getting what you want, you are in a place of power to give other people what they need as well. Thus, for example, when someone achieves a fortune, they contribute to the well-being of all, by providing jobs, by providing a valuable product or service, and by providing an example of what one person can do to make things better for the world.

Those who refuse to act in a positive way diminish not only themselves but everyone else as well because their potentiality remains dormant. Nothing of value is introduced into the world. Thus, for example, when you persist in deciding not to acquire wealth, you are suppressing the flow of money in the world. You are creating a point of stagnation. You are not offering anybody anything, and, in fact, you become a burden on others, because you have to tap into their resources to survive.

Your dream is of the utmost importance. While on the surface, a dreamer may appear self-seeking, he is in fact a picture of altruism.

Dreams redeem you. They redeem others. And they redeem the world.

The energy liberated in the actualization of a dream is a source of exhilaration for everyone.

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Saleem Rana got his masters in psychotherapy from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, Ca., 15 years ago. He now resides in Denver, Colorado. His articles on the internet have been read by over ten thousand people from around the world. He loves to share inspiration and motivation for personal development. He offers numerous ways for you to radically improve the quality of your life. To find out more, please visit
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