Among the varied definitions of success comes this one from the newest Abraham-Hicks CD. It couldn’t be simpler.
According to Abraham, “Success is enjoying the journey.”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah” (I hear you say). “Enjoy the journey. Right. How do I enjoy it without the car, the house, the income and everything else I’ve been asking the universe for forever?”
How do we “enjoy the journey” when we all have tangible results we haven’t yet achieved?
My friend Tom Murasso mentioned on a call with me earlier this week that so many of our desires actually come from a place of scarcity.
I agree. We want the car (because we don’t think we’re enough without it). We want the perfect romantic partner (because we think it will prove we’re attractive). We want the income (because we worry that we can’t survive on anything less).
It should come as no surprise that most people tend to focus more on absence of their desire than the presence of it.
And that’s why the absence of it persists.
You enjoy the journey when you realize that desire isn’t ultimately about having stuff.
Instead, the purpose of desire is to help the universe expand (which it does automatically, every time we powerful creators say “I want ________”).
Because we’re part of the expanding universe, we’re free to ride the wave of expansion created by each new desire we express. [Read more…]