Wealth is the main goal for much of society. Many feel that money would cure their ills, make them feel more important, and moreover, make them feel happier. But, as the common saying goes, money doesn’t buy happiness. In the capitalistic economy of these days, nothing may seem more important than the constant pursuit of wealth. In this go-go quest for money, many fail to realize that true happiness is based not in wealth, but in appreciating what is around them.

Dr. Wayne Dyer is an expert in matters of the mind and body. He argues that the things that we need in life are all around us, and to find them, all that we need to do is allow ourselves to trust our inner voices. Dyer is quoted as saying “Prosperity in the form of wealth works exactly the same as everything else. You will see it coming into your life when you are unattached to needing it.” That simple quotation speaks volumes when it comes to the hunt for happiness in modern day living. He discusses the use of positive imagery when it comes to the hunt for success; visualization is key to attaining goals. Another piece of advice offered by Dyer is to allow yourself to be open to the possibilities in the world. A million possibilities exist in the waking world, and by allowing yourself to be open to the potential that exists all around you, you may find that life works its way out if you just follow your heart. An inner voice is inside of all of us, and following it while discounting the people that tell you that your pursuits are unworthy is of the utmost importance when it comes to fulfilling your desires. Making yourself a powerhouse of positive energy is a prime aspect of achieving the goals that greater forces conspire for you.

If material wealth is your principle goal in life, you may want to take a step back and consider what exactly it is that makes you wish that you had money.You may find that your desire for goods may stem from a different problem which could be achieved through a different means. If the reasons are just for your monetary desire, there are no reasons why you shouldn’t be able to achieve your goals. Another famous quote by Dr. Dyer is “There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” What this quote is trying to say is that the potential is there for all of us when it comes to making our dreams come true; too many people don’t believe in themselves and allow the influence of others to limit their goals. By following your heart and not bowing your head when others try to discourage you, your dreams of wealth and success are altogether attainable; it’s a matter of putting in the footwork.

October 3, 2012Dr. DuBoisPermalink