What if prosperity is not something to be sought out there in the future? What if it is a frame of mind that enables us to tap an abundance of possibilities that are always flowing within and around us?
I’ve recently discovered a remarkably simple way to hoist a kind of inner sail into the winds of prosperity at an moment of any day—even those moments that feel most challenging or insurmountable. I simply ask myself: what would it look like if I gave the absolute best of myself and my compassion to the moment that I currently face?
This question seems to release all the mental and emotional debris that might otherwise clutter my attitude. It allows me to become conscious of possibilities that I might have overlooked. It reminds me that giving is the essence of prosperity, the only act that truly carries me into the abundant flow of greater forces swirling throughout my life.
Whether it takes the form of offering a kind remark in a moment of social tension, or providing thoughtful attention to someone in need, or providing a valuable service to others, or giving time and energy as a volunteer—this giving allows me to hold prosperity in my hand and heart as I pass it on to someone or something else. The more I do it, the more I find myself in direct contact with prosperity. Like a force seeking opportunities to best be shared, prosperity begins to follow me around.
In this particular moment on a sunny winter morning, I am attempting to give the very best of myself through a spontaneous string of words in order to pass some prosperity on to you. Please let me know if my gesture has offered any value.