Gratitude and generosity are natural attributes of an affluent consciousness. Since the only thing to go after is the best, the principle of the highest first, why not adopt God as the role model? After all, no one is more affluent than God, for God is the field of all possibilities.
There is a precise mechanism through which all desires can be manifested. These four steps are as follow:
Step one: You slip into the gap between thoughts. The gap is the window, the corridor, the transformational vortex through which the personal psyche communicates with the cosmic psyche.
Step two: You have a clear intention of a clear goal in the gap.
Step three: You relinquish your attachment to the outcome, because chasing the outcome or getting attached to it entails coming out of the gap.
Step four: You let the universe handle the details.
It is important to have a clear goal in your awareness, but it is also important to relinquish your attachment to the goal. And the goal is in the gap, and the gap is the potentiality to organize and orchestrate the details required to affect any income.
Perhaps you recall an instant when you were trying to remember a name, and you struggled and struggled, but with no success. Finally, you let go of your attachment to the outcome, and then a little while later the name flashed across the screen of your consciousness. This is the mechanics for the fulfillment of any desire.
Adapted from Creating Affluence, by Deepak Chopra (New World Library, 1993).