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Pure Potentiality

Pure Potentiality

Affluence is our natural state, and the entire physical universe with all its abundance is the offspring of an unbounded, limitless field of all potentialities. Helping others make money and helping other people to fulfill their desires is a sure way to ensure you’ll make money for yourself as well as more easily fulfill your own dreams.

Truly wealthy people never worry about long-term money because they know that wherever money comes from there is an inexhaustible supply of it.

We are here to fulfill a purpose. It is up to us to find out what that purpose is. Once we know our purpose then the knowledge of one’s purpose leads to the insight that we are true potentiality. We must be able to state our purpose in very simple terms. Knowing our purpose opens up the doorway to the field of pure potentiality because inherent in our desire are the seeds and mechanics for its fulfillment.

Whatever service we are here to give, there is demand for it. Ask yourself, “How may I serve?” and “How can I help?” The answers are within you. When you find those answers, you will also see and know that there is a demand for your service.

The best way to motivate other people to help you fulfill your goals is to help them fulfill their goals. Your competitors and enemies will become your helpers when you exult in their success. Always expect the best and you’ll see that the outcome is spontaneously contained in the expectation.

Life naturally evolves in the direction of happiness. We must constantly ask ourselves if what we are doing is going to make us, and those around us, happy. Because happiness is the ultimate goal. It is the goal of all other goals.

Adapted from Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra (New World Library, 1993)

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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2:23AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Thanks

7:11AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

Abundance is having enough to meet ones needs and enough left over to be able to help others.

10:25PM PST on Mar 8, 2012

In the beginning there was only potential. Potential desires to be. Awareness can not preceed being. For there to be awareness, there must be other of whom to be aware. From Ain Soph, ONE came the idea of sacred other.

The depth of aloneness vanished in the light.

To be ONE. To be Sacred Other. To be ONE. To be Sacred Other. Primal sex as creation.
Father, Mother God.

From whence come these godlings?

8:32PM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

thanks for sharing.

10:47PM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

Thank you for your wise words on happiness. I'm always mystified when Deepak is critisized for being "commercial". Are such people suggesting that he aim to write books that are not best sellers? Anyway, I wish you happiness, despite yourself.....

4:00PM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

I hear the ruckus over Deepak's success and feel that his success creates frustration for those who are living a more simple life. I don't see a conflict regarding being affluent and also living a simple life, as this world did not offer everyone a pot of gold, but as Gaby D shared, the world offers each of us our own personal gifts that do not cost us a cent to share. The affluence is there!

6:33PM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

I agree with Barbara Allen--thank you for the sanity! There's nothing wrong with money--it's a medium of exchange, but all of
this creating affluence through teaching others how to become
affluent and make money is really spinning webs out into this
world and universe, running around with our briefcases and our
endless technology. How about "living simply so that others may live?" How about taking a walk in nature and seeing a beautiful bird? How about being here now without all the hype? How about having time to be with our loved ones instead of chasing that pot of gold? All these preachers and teachers of becoming wealthy and having endless, limitless wealth are missing the point of living and loving and living with this real world of nature which needs to be cared for as hopefully we care for one another. We have put a price tag on knowledge when we all possess the answers inside. We do not need to go to all these money gurus, like Deepok Chopra (he's not a bad guy, but how many more books does he need to write and do people need to read?). Turn to your friends and your family, to our beloved Mother Nature and that core inner knowing we all have inside, if we just get still long enough to get in touch with that. Keep a journal--write your own thoughts and get to know the eternal source within, the true wealth. Live in balance, work on casting out fear and be grateful for the little gifts all around. Step outside your safety zone; get to know a street person or

10:19AM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

Thank you for an uplifting reflection!

10:10AM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

The more i read Deepak's simplified spiritual advice, the more commercial he is becoming in order to be popular in a ego-ecentric success $$ driven society?

The 'natural trend' since Adam & Eve has been to grab the apples, no matter how evil or whose garden they're in, sell them all for a profit & then gobble them up, no matter if or how quickly they can reproduce = the Garden of Eden with all it's original beauty & abundance has been cut dn & demolished by human greed.

That's the Reality and we need some better spiritual advice than to be HAPPY about the megarich getting richer and the poor getting poorer - there is No Balance and No End in sight - in 'new age' terminology, it is called the Consciousness of Lack vs Affluence for a few.

Even tho it is encouraging to see honest people with high integrity succeed, Deepak needs to dig a little deeper when he addresses 'affluence for everyone' in this day & age, if his advice is to be taken seriously rather than just a new age fantasy to make us feel better while we are failing miserably at whatever 'good' we are trying to achieve.

Those of us who have a social conscious at all, find it very hard if not impossible to enjoy our own 'wealth' along with our priviledged neighbors', when there are so many in the world who have nada.

And whether you look at this cup of truth as half empty or half full, it is still a dark brew and if anyone has advice on how to deal with it, Deepak sho

5:32AM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

Thanks.

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