Beyond The Secret by Owen Waters

The movie-documentary, “The Secret,” skillfully promotes the
Law of Attraction and the idea that thoughts become things.
The more you pay attention to things, the more they are
encouraged to manifest.

Almost as an afterthought, near the end of “The Secret,” it is
mentioned that – oh, by the way – you also have to work hard in
order to make the grandest of dreams come true.

Much of the focus of “The Secret” is on financial abundance,
which is one part of the complete principle of abundance.
Abundance, in its natural, unrestricted state of flow, applies
to everything in your life. Abundance in love, laughter,
health, joy and material comfort is perfectly natural and
desirable. If a person is financially poor when they could
choose abundance, then they probably have some issue inside
that is blocking the natural flow.

My own secret of material abundance recognizes that work is
necessary, but it makes the work easy. Here is my secret:

If you spend your time doing work that you love, you will find
such work absorbing. When you are absorbed by work that you
love, it seems like no effort at all. As time passes, because
your attention is absorbed by your work, you naturally become
highly skilled, even adept, at what you do. Then, you become
valuable to employers or, in business, to your own customers.
You then, by default, become highly paid or highly rewarded.

“Follow your inner joy” may sound like an overused cliche, but
it is actually the key to abundance. It all starts with this
key question:

Ask yourself, “What is the most exciting thing that I could
possibly be doing right now to enhance my long-term, inner
joy?”

The state of regular, conscious thinking often contains
self-limiting filters like skepticism, fears, or a lack of
self-esteem. So, for the most inspired and imaginative results,
ask that key question near the end of a deep, 20-minute
meditation session. That way, your inner possibilities can come
forward into your consciousness without being filtered.

Then, find a way to do that most exciting possibility. And,
when you have finished doing that, ask yourself the same
question again. Usually, the answer will be something in the
same direction as your first act, although not always.

Inner joy is your barometer of natural flow. Use it to
determine what action is the most important in developing your
experience of life. Find ways to dissolve self-limiting
barriers so that you can act upon that inner joy.

To follow your inner joy is to live holistically because you
are acting with more of your complete self. It lightens up your
spirit, allowing you to function at a higher frequency of
consciousness.

If you are considering a career change, practical
considerations do need to be considered. Will pursuing your
inner joy earn you an adequate living? If you need to learn an
entirely new skill, often the learning phase has to be a
part-time endeavor while you earn a living using your existing
skills.

The great thing about doing work you love is that everyone can
sense the living joy within you. If you are employed, other
employers want you to come and work for them. If you are
self-employed, customers seek you out, based upon word-of-mouth
recommendations.

Abundance flows because you are in the flow – the natural flow
of giving service to help others through your favorite field of
work.

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