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"Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the universe. Most people do not know this, yet it is true. Expressing thankfulness in advance is the way of all Masters. So do not wait for a thing to happen and then give thanks. Give thanks before it happens, and watch energies swirl!" — Neale Donald Walsch

If you want more from life — start by counting your blessings instead of counting your losses, deficits and wants. Impatience, resentment, jealousy and endless "want" are not creative attractors and have no value. These feelings block your opportunities. From time to time, everyone experiences these thoughts, but you must learn to move through them constructively. When negative feelings move upon you, reflect, and recognize the danger of feeding those feelings and keeping them alive. Let them take their course and see to it that they burn-out like a campfire in a dry forest; watching them carefully, without adding further fuel to their fire with undue worry.

Impatience, resentment and jealousy are obvious negative emotions that are more easily understood as toxic. However, the concept of want is more complicated and confusing. If your feelings of "wanting" are not disruptive to your inner-tranquility then they are likely healthy. However, excessive want is a form of desperation and a declaration of lack. Any aggressive lust lacks balance and is unwholesome and obstructive. Balance in life is the key to everything. You need to focus on more than just your wants. Everyone has wants, but you have to be smart to get what you want. It can be counterintuitive and difficult to understand that in order to get anything, you must offer your value first — you must give. You must also create a space of sanity and security within yourself for your value and strategies to take root and grow. That space of sanity is called contentment and gratitude.

Having contentment and gratitude in the present moment is the surest way to achieve success. Contentment is not greedy, possessive, jealous or impatient. Contentment and gratitude are signs that you are worthy of further receivership. They are indicators of inner-maturity and balance. They are the attributes of the naturally gifted and of those who have carefully cultivated themselves spiritually and intellectually. When you accept that there is no success greater than inner-peace and contentment, you instantly qualify yourself for more success. Contentment also protects your existing successes. Without inner-peace and contentment, success will ultimately destroy you along with everything you have created, or are trying to create.

You are likely the greatest obstacle to achieving your own dreams. Get out of your own way. Learn to exist gracefully and peacefully with yourself. Only inner-mastery can bring outer-mastery. Start deep within yourself and slowly build outward toward your goal. Be calm and patient with your desires. Reject the common false beliefs that you don't have much time or you will never have another opportunity. Be steady, gentle, calm, centered, focused, patient and grateful. Focus on your truthful passion, even if that passion "seems" to have no chance of bringing the worldly rewards you presently believe you want. Your wants will evolve as you grow in understanding and spiritual maturity. Be prepared to prove your passion with patience and longsuffering, or if you are wise, with long-joying. Remember that any desire is tested; the greater the desire, the greater the tests. Take action, but without attachment to any outcome. Work only as a truthful expression of your passion and not just to get.

"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." — Lao Tzu

The battle for what you want deceptively appears to be external — in the world, but it is completely an internal struggle with your mind. Success is not only in the hand; it is in the heart. Reach with all of yourself — with all of your heart, mind, and passion. The struggle is beautiful. Reach for success knowing that the gift of effort is instantly yours, and that the journey is the most rewarding and fulfilling destination.

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If you want more from life — start by counting your blessings instead of counting your losses, deficits and wants.
Impatience, resentment, jealousy and endless "want" are not creative attractors and have no value.
When negative feelings move upon you, reflect, and recognize the danger of feeding those feelings and keeping them alive.
Excessive want is a form of desperation and a declaration of lack.
Any aggressive lust lacks balance and is unwholesome and obstructive.
Balance in life is the key to everything.
You have to be smart to get what you want.
Having contentment and gratitude in the present moment is the surest way to achieve success.
Contentment and gratitude are signs that you are worthy of further receivership.
When you accept that there is no success greater than inner-peace and contentment, you instantly qualify yourself for more success.
Without inner-peace and contentment, success will ultimately destroy you.
You are likely the greatest obstacle to achieving your own dreams.
Get out of your own way. Learn to exist gracefully and peacefully with yourself.
Only inner-mastery can bring outer-mastery.
Start deep within yourself and slowly build outward toward your goal.
Remember that any desire is tested; the greater the desire, the greater the tests.
Success is not only in the hand; it is in the heart.
The struggle is beautiful.
Reach for success knowing that the gift of effort is instantly yours, and that the journey is the most rewarding and fulfilling destination.

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Nancy J. Lewis - facebook.com
Thank you this beautiful morning I really needed to hear and ingest this. I am sharing, to possibly help someone else and keep this on my timeline hugs

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Jaime Lyn McKenzie - facebook.com
Very nice.. thank you<3

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Jamie Davis - facebook.com
Thanks a bunch for that, It's a great point.

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Josela Janas - facebook.com
I always thanks for my blessings ....nice

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Cassandra Cartland - facebook.com
Grau spoke to me. been struggling with staying focused on gratitude. thanks for the redirection.

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Recommending this as a must read

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Nancy Simonelli - facebook.com
Perfect for where I am today.

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Incredible message and post ~ sharing Sunday with

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Very nice for early Sunday

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Thank you it is beautiful!!

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Kris McConnell <3

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Sharing and featuring this inspirational image. With gratitude and love, bk

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