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.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Power of Your Words

Since ancient times it has been known that your word is a cause set in motion. In fact, the universe itself is claimed to have emanated from a single primordial sound. In the science of yoga, it is believed that certain Sanskrit words, known as mantras, can bring about magical results, thus you can secure abundance with a certain mantra, peace with another, and so on.

On a more practical level, your word still remains highly potent.

With your words, you can wound someone, sending them into spirals of defeat, and with your words you can heal someone, raising them up from a dismal place to soaring hope and motivation. In fact, the entire field of self-improvement is the transmission of words that will assist others to get a firm perspective and move forward with their lives, fulfilling their dreams and desires.

On a personal level, too, your words affect you. What you say to yourself about anyone or anything affects you, too. If you speak well of someone or something, you bring more of that harmony into your life. And if you speak ill of someone or something, you bring more of that frustration and anger and conflict into your life.

Psychological literature often speaks of numerous cases where a parent’s words, spoken casually, can affect the destiny of a child. And the most potent words that a parent can use to affect a child are those spoken at the time of dying…since these are the last words, and the moment is so highly-charged and the awareness so acute, these words become an imperative that the child now feels obligated to never disown.

Words are further charged with the emotion behind them. The stronger the emotion, the more highly charged the words. Many a love affair has fallen by the wayside because of emotionally charged words, which are later regretted.

Despite all this, people use words with the utmost casualness. People wreck their own lives and that of others through the careless use of words. They also accept the words of others as a given truth, when, in fact, all comments by others are merely opinion.

Words are causes set in motion, they are reality-creators.

The most marvelous aspect of words is how they can bend time. The brilliantly crafted words of Shakespeare or the eloquence of Martin Luther King still shape our lives. Words are so sacred that whole buildings are used to archive them and make them available for consumption.

A person can rise from poverty to wealth, from sickness to health, and from loneliness to loving companionship simply through exposing themselves to the most beneficial stream of words.

Words not only steal hearts, but shape reality as well. The earth can be a better place because of your choice of words. You can fill lives with the miracles of your words. You can be an agent for positive change and bring out the best in yourself and others simply by how you use words. Words are psychic shape-shifters…use them wisely.

Saleem Rana is a psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado. If you would like to find out more ways to make your dreams come true, you can access his F.R.E.E. book here:


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Thursday, January 05, 2006

How To Make Money

Something that is never taught in all our years of education is how to make money. Yet this is a complex subject. Your life and well being depend on it.

The more you study of it, the more you will have of it. While it is not possible to talk in detail here about how to study money or the many ways that one can make money, it is possible to grasp the direction you need to take.

The starting point is to make a study of it. Then you have to practice what you have studied. It doesn’t matter where you begin your study—whether it is learning how to manage your money, or how to invest it, or how to create an enterprise that will begin to attract more money into your life.

Then you have to get rid of any money issues that you have—any subconscious blocks about it. If you don’t have enough money, there is some way that you are resisting having more and even repelling it. Since money is such an emotionally-charged subject, most people have huge resistance to getting more. While they claim to want it, they also hold contradictory and conflicting beliefs about money. You have to get clear that you want more money.

As in most things in life, you can’t get anywhere unless you take a position. You have to take a position in relationship to money. If you are trading stocks, you have to take a position—do you want to go long or short in a given market? If you hold a job, you have to take a position on it—do you want to rise in your company or look for another opportunity? If you are an entrepreneur, you have to take a position—what do I want to sell, to whom, and for how much?

The position is a point in space and time. The ideal space is here. The ideal time is now. In other words, you have to be fully present to your opportunity here and now. When you think of the past, you have to relate the events then to where you are now. When you think of the future, you have to relate the imagined events to where you are now. Here and now, then, is your only point of power.

How do you get what you want? You have to do something. And in order to do something, you have to be something. This, then, creates what you have. If you do like a professional marketer, for example, then you will have the rewards of that profession. Similarly, if you do little or nothing, then you will have little or nothing. Your action determines your results. And your actions spring from who you are as a person. You have what your actions bring you.

Who you are is actually a highly-intelligent and capable being, and if you come from that position of personal self-acceptance, then you will learn what to do, begin doing it, and start having more of what you want. When you set your intention, you will perceive your vision in three-dimensions, and you will begin to act in ways that bring you more of what you want.

Do you see how simple it all is? Why then do people struggle with money? It is because they do not study and practice it; they do not have enough emotional clarity about money; they do not take a position in relationship to the marketplace; and, they do not believe that they are worthy, do not act, and, consequently, do not get what they want.

Saleem Rana is a psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado.
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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

How to keep your dreams alive

How do we turn our dreams into reality? How do we step outside the circle of influence that constantly directs us? Our minds are so strongly influenced by our environment that it is easy to lose touch with our own passion.

The word “dreamer” and “visionary” are often used in a derogative way to describe people who are not in touch with the way things are.
Everyone is under a subtle pressure to conform to a limited consensual reality. For most people, it is easy to follow the path of least resistance and just work on surviving and dealing with the demands placed on you.

However, our passion, and our dreams, and our vision, is who we are, and when we refuse to give them the space to expand in our minds and hearts, something dies inside us.

The most important thing you can do is to keep your dream alive.

Here are some simple steps to take:

One, fully expand on your dream. Write it out in detail. You can make a list of what you want. You can write out your ideal scene. Or you can collect pictures and paste them up on a board.

Two, review your graphic representation of your dream every morning as soon as you wake up and every night just before you go to bed. This simple ritual makes a strong impression upon your subconscious mind, and activates it to start looking for ways to make your dream real.

Three, spend at least 15 minutes running a mental movie in your mind of what it would be like to actually be experiencing your dream.

Four, write up a simple plan. Even if you have no idea how to achieve your dream, begin with a simple step. If, for example, you wish to be a millionaire, but work in a dull job and have absolutely no idea how to make more money…begin by reading a biography of a millionaire.

The importance of your first step is that you are telling your subconscious mind that you are serious. It will then give you a suggestion as to the next step to take after that one. Insights will come once you take a step. Begin the journey with your first step.

Five, create a daily ritual, in which you are taking a step forward. It might be reading inspiring material. It might be writing in your journal. It might be learning a new skill.

Again, you are reinforcing the power of your dream upon your own mind. You are saying, “This is what I want!”

Finally, refuse to partake in things that drain you…things that limit your dream, that make it seem unimportant. Set aside those habits that get in the way of your dream…whether the bad habits simple lower your self-esteem or fatigue or distract you, they must go.

Once you seize the courage to dream, the next step is to keep your dream alive. These five suggestions will then make your dream more vivid in your mind. Once this happens, you will start to have new insights and develop more and more ways to make your dream more and more possible.

In the beginning, most dreams appear to be impossible dreams, but once you engage the imagination, the will, and move forward with simple plans, you begin the journey towards actualizing your power in ways that you cannot presently even envision. The impossible slowly becomes possible. It does take courage and effort…but what could be more rewarding than moving in the direction of your fondest aspiration?

Saleem Rana is a psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado. If you would like to find out more ways to make your dreams come true, you can access his F.R.E.E. book here:


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