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.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Tune Into A Stream Of Well-Being

There is only a stream of well-being and it is our work to align with it.

When our thoughts, feelings, and sensations are positive, hopeful, and joyful we align with it.

Another word for this entire process is love.

Love is seeing the grace in another; love is appreciating the beauty in the world; and love is you expressing yourself as you, without fear, doubt, or inhibition.

Since human beings are free, they can choose not to be aligned with this stream of well-being. They then impose upon others suffering; and this suffering returns to them, which makes them even more bitter and more inclined to make others suffer.

This reaction against the stream of well-being creates a shadow self in a shadow world. Just as there is only sun and not darkness, with darkness not being something in it's own right but only an absence of sunshine; so too, there is only a stream of well-being, and all dissonance, disharmony, and discord arise from a rejection of it.

This may seem like a preposterous idea: but life is actually meant to be enjoyed all the time because all of life is creative, expansive, and enlightening.

This idea appears preposterous because individually and collectively we appear bent on spreading a spirit of disharmony, disassociation, and discord through the world, and it has always been this way. But although the world has shrouded itself in darkness, the sun still shines upon it. This darkness then emanates from a disturbance in the collective unconscious of the human race.

While obviously the idea of light and darkness here is used metaphorically, is this stream of well-being also a metaphor for Spirit or God-presence or is it something actual?

This idea of a stream of well-being has been mentioned in all the major traditions.

Here are the names and the traditions:

Naad", "Akash Bani", and "Sruti" in the Vedas
"Nada" and "Udgit" in the Upanishads
"Logos" and "Word" in the New Testament
"Tao" by Lao Tsi
"Music of the Spheres" by Pythagoras
"Sraosha" by Zoraster
"Kalma" and "Kalam-i-Qadim" in the Qur'an

This stream of well-being has been referred to as "sound" and I believe that we can also interpret it as vibrations at an atomic level, a concept that may not have been familiar to the ancients.

Thus, there is an invisible vibrational stream, of well-being, that can uplift us when we choose to tune into it and tune out the world. It can carry us beyond our internal discord into a place of inner peace and harmonious action, into a place of creative action and fulfillment.

Naturally, this entire notion is only a philosophical hypothesis, too subtle to be verified scientifically, just as the presence of the soul cannot be gauged by any instrument, an informal experiment of tuning in to the idea of this stream of well-being will produce pleasing results.

The wisdom traditions hold it as an actuality, but whether it is something real or imagined, I believe that using it in your work with the Law of Attraction will prove beneficial, if for no other reason than that it will give you a unique tool for visualization.

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Saleem Rana is a psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado. If you're up to the challenge and want to create the kind of freedom and lifestyle you truly deserve - starting now - then get his free book from


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