- Contentment; not a bank account.
- Happiness; for a determination simply to be happy attracts prosperity. Happiness is, at the same time, the best definition of prosperity.
- Generosity; for by sharing with others the good that life gives us we can open up the well-springs of abundance.
- Including the good of all in your own quest for abundance.
- Recognition of the part you play in the great Symphony of Life. For Life will sustain you, if you attune yourself to its harmonics.
- Working with, not against, life's changing rhythms.
- Looking behind the obstacles you face in life, to the opportunities they represent.
- Seeing failure as a corrective, not as a misfortune.
- To diversify, not your financial investments merely, as monetary counsellors recommend, but more importantly - your investments of energy. Cultivate fresh ideas, fresh interests, fresh relationships, fresh reasons for enjoying your life.
- Faith; in yourself, in others, in Life's abundance.
- To break the hypnosis of self-limitation. The heights that any person has attained can be attained again by others - by anyone, each in his or her own way - given enough time, dedication and focused energy.
- Not to fritter energy away with trivial desires. A leaking tap, drop by drop, wastes many litres.
- Finding pleasure in simplicity.
- Holding positive expectations, supported by a dynamic will.
- Recognising that people can be your best investment. Be a true friend to all.
- Realising that what you own is held by you in trust. Treat it responsibly. If you squander it, the trust will pass to another.
- Finding strength in yourself. Don't wait for passing waves to propel you forward.
- Realising that one cannot truly prosper by the diminshment of others. Bless everyone. An expansion of self-identity is a mark of prosperity, and also a condition for its attainment.
- Extending a willing hand to the needy, helping them, above all, to help themselves.
- Common sense; don't depend on luck, but on a realistic assessment of whatever situation you face. Only in practical stages can you transform 'improbables' into realities.
- To remember - the higher the mountain, the harder the effort needed to conquer it. Success is not for the weak-hearted, It is for those who never rest until they attain their ideals.
- The willingness to sacrifice non-essentials for essentials.
- To live in the present - not in past attainment, nor in future victories.
- The patience to adjust action to reality. In every setback, try to understand what life is trying to teach you.
- Envying no-one. View others' successes and failures empathically, as your own.
- Inventiveness; success in any field demands the creative outlook of an artist.
- To feed it daily with fresh, new ideas - lest, like a still pond, it stagnates.
by J Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda)
from the book, "Secrets Of Prosperity"
published by Crystal Clarity Publishers
re-printed here with permission