True wealth consciousness is consciousness of the source of all material reality. This source of all material reality is pure consciousness. It is pure awareness. It is the unified field. It is the field of all possibilities.
We cannot know this field just by thinking about it because, by definition, it is transcendental to thought. We can, however, have experiential knowledge of this field by transcending to it and knowing it intimately as our own nature.
When we transcend, we know non-verbally without the use of words. We obtain knowledge directly, without the distracting intervention of spoken language. This is the value of meditation, which gives us the experience of pure Being, although the experience of pure Being is in itself an expression of pure bliss and pure joy.
The main advantage of altering the experience of mediation with activity is that the more we dive into the field of pure Being, pure awareness, pure consciousness, the more our activity acquires the qualities inherent in pure Being, in pure consciousness.
Knowing about the qualities intellectually and putting attention on the qualities also helps, because, ultimately, whatever we experience is a result of the quality of our attention.
Adapted from Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra (New World Library, 1993).