Love Increases Success – Success Increases Love
At the Plum Village, Buddist Monk, Thich Knat Hahn (2012) teaches students that the way we live our lives and how we earn our living is crucial to our joy, happiness and success. In other words, our success and well-being depends on not just having a source of income, but on having a job where we can cultivate joy and happiness. One that does not harm or exploit humans, animals, plants, or our planet (Hanh, 2012).
Meanwhile, health guru, Deepak Chopra (2015) contends that it is also important to understand the central role love plays in how we experience success. For example, many of us attribute our relationships, desires, and the ability to care for ourselves and others as the definition of success. Dr. Chopra intimates, however, that may only be a small contributing factor. He declares that it is the bonds of love which define our emotional core, reveal to us who we authentically are, and how we are connected to the world. It is these currents of love, caring, and passion that are the components which awaken our creativity which in turn carry us forward to accomplish the big things in life (Chopra, 2015). What this means, is that by tapping into the energy of love, we are creating our success based on our core values and beliefs. In other words, when we live our life from a center of love, we are genuinely successful.
That’s a wrap for this week’s summer break mindful moment. Until next time … keep building your strategies for success!
“Do what you do with love, and success is a natural symptom.” – James Altucher
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Chopra, D. (2015, July 7). Success increases love. Retrieved July 9, 2016, from The Chopra Center: https://chopracentermeditation.com
Hanh, T. N. (2012). Work: How to find joy and meaning in each hour of the day. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.