“Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.” – Napoleon Hill, multi-platinum Author of Think and Grow Rich
We’ve all heard it before. You become what you think. All great wealth, prosperity, health and achievement start in the mind. Have you ever noticed that people who make money easily seem to do it with seemingly little effort, or that, conversely, people who tend to be broke, are always broke, no matter what opportunities show up in their lives? This is not a mistake, especially when you consider that the world is little more than a big virtual stage to play out your most consistent thoughts upon. Literally, donning the costumes, sets, and characters that you most consistently ‘vibrate’ with. This doesn’t happen by accident.
If you’ve ever heard of the Shrodinger’s cat phenomenon, a thought experiment, which proves two realities can exist at the same time in a quantum universe, then you realize that this ‘world’ as we see it is a lot more pliable than one might first guess. There are two seemingly possible wave-forms, or outcomes, possible at all times. One – that you are broke and sad, and the other – that you live in prosperous abundance and feel contented and happy.
These two possibilities exist just as real as your hand on the end of your arm or the bills setting on your table. You can choose either of them, according to the thoughts you most consistently think. The key to living prosperously is to consciously choose prosperous thoughts. Now here is the challenge. If you have been thinking the opposite of prosperous thoughts for a long time (you may not even realize that you’ve been doing this) then you will more than likely create a wave-form in the quantum universe that projects that reality for you to see in your daily life. Conversely, if you have been living large for quite a while, going on extravagant vacations, eating expensive dinners, living in beautiful homes and wearing expensive clothing you more than likely take some of these ‘prosperous’ realities for granted, that is, you think about prosperity, and enjoy it instead of pining away for something that you don’t have.
This is the trouble with learning to live in abundance. Those who already have, are consistently projecting a wave-form of prosperity, while those without are often mired in thoughts of poverty. The trick to switching the brain’s most predominant thoughts, is to live in gratitude for what you already have. This means that you focus on your abundance – whatever way it shows up for you in your life, right now, and build upon those thoughts until you have more and more to be grateful for.
Let’s say there isn’t an overabundance of wealth in your bank account. Instead of focusing on that, you focus on what you do have. You sincerely give thanks for the friends you have, the place you live, the roof over your head, and the money you do have – whatever there is, no matter how much or how little, and then watch these things multiply. That is the true secret of prosperity. Sure, hard work, persistence working toward a goal, and other qualities can augment your wealth, but the real ‘secret’ to abundance is living ‘as if’ you already have it.
This is true, not just of monetary wealth, but of all the other forms of prosperity, such as deep, meaningful relationships, both romantic and platonic. It is true of your career, your family life, your dreams, goals, and every conceivable area of your existence. When you believe you live abundantly, then you do. You create your world via that wave-form. It literally pops into the quantum field, and creates your waking dream of every day life. If you can keep your thoughts consistently on prosperity, on gratitude, then you will see it grow to overwhelming, overflowing proportion. This is the paradox of wealthy living.
About the Author
Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao Tzu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World.