The Secrets of Prosperity
Why It’s Right To Become Rich
What is Prosperity? What does it mean to be prosperous?
For most people, prosperity is financial wealth, being financially secure and self-sufficient, and being able to afford the things that they want.
To others, this is a selfish, materialistic, narrow, and harmfully narcissistic view.
Such people instead preach contentment with and acceptance of one’s lot, however meager. A desire for or attainment of wealth and prosperity implies avarice and greed.
True happiness, they say, is only to be found in the austere attainment of the spiritual, and in the salvation of the soul.
Here is the truth, which will likely offend and bring forth and bring forth an angry response from the self-righteously pious.
It’s Okay To Be Rich
This study of becoming rich – of becoming Prosperous – is perfectly moral, noble and right. It is essential for all other studies … and for your further development and growth.
The truth is, you can render God and humanity no greater service, than to make the most of yourself.
“What you are is God’s gift to you – what you become is your gift to God” — Hans Urs von Balthasar
The man or woman who is rich owns all he or she wants for the living of all the life he or she is capable of — and no one who does not have plenty of money will be able to have all he or she wants.
To be really rich does NOT mean to be satisfied or content with just a little, if you are capable of obtaining, using and enjoying more.
We do not speak of wealth or becoming rich here in a figurative or metaphorical way.
Whatever may be said in praise of poverty and those who are poor, the simple fact is that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is financially rich.
Why? What do we mean by this? Doesn’t “being rich” mean stomping on and oppressing the poor, stealing from them what little they have in order for ourselves to acquire more?
You Need To Be Rich
The objective of all life is development and growth. A fundamental human right is the inalienable right to all the development he or she is capable of attaining.
All other things considered, no man (or woman) can rise to their greatest possible attainment of talent, comfort OR spiritual development unless they have plenty of money.
This fundamental right to pursue your own development however, does NOT obligate anyone else to unilaterally provide it to you. No man can develop their full potential by stealing from another that which rightfully belongs to that person, whether it be time, talent, service, money, or physical possession.
Our fundamental and inalienable right to life necessarily means our right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things we have acquired through voluntary, mutual purchase and trade, so that we may achieve our fullest mental, spiritual and physical potential.
We all develop in mind, soul and body by making use of THINGS in the physical realm.
To develop the soul and to make full use of our talents and potential we must have many tools to use, books to read, recordings to watch and listen to, a dry and secure place to live, clothes to wear, and food to eat.
Society – and all cultures – are organized and based on the inescapable reality that we must have money – a portable, exchangable medium of value – in order to become the rightful possessor of things.
We cannot have the things we need to grow and become the greatest that we can be, without money to buy things we need or desire.
In order to advance to our greatest potential therefore, we need to obtain wealth and we need to become rich.
Becoming a Success
For men and women to be rich, is to own all of what they they want to live all the life they are capable of, and to grow and develop to the fullest extent he or she is able.
No one without plenty of money can have all he or she wants. Therefore is is right and just that we seek to become rich.
Our world and existence has developed so far and has become so complex, that even the most ordinary and un-aspiring man or woman requires a great amount of wealth in order to live in a manner that even approaches completeness.
It is true that everyone naturally wants to become all they are capable of becoming – this desire is inherently part of human nature.
Success is defined as getting what you want. We all naturally – and quite rightly – want to become and achieve all that we can be.
It should be obvious that you can become what you want to be only by making use of things, and you can have the free use of things only if you become rich enough to buy them.
It is for this reason that learning how to become rich (prosperous) is essential.
Regardless of the negative messages you may have been programmed with throughout your life, there is nothing wrong with wanting to get rich, become wealthy, and to achieve Prosperity.
The desire for wealth and prosperity is really the desire for a richer, fuller and more abundant life — and that desire is praiseworthy.
The man or woman who does NOT desire to live more abundantly and prosperously, who does NOT desire to have enough money to buy all he or she wants, is either abnormal – or is being dishonest.
There are three primary motives for which we live – for the body, for the mind, and for the soul.
None of these is “better” or more legitimate than the others. All three are equally desirable and necessary, and in fact none of the three can be fully developed if either of the other two are given short shrift.
It is no more right or noble to live only for the soul and to deny the mind or body, or to live only for the intellect and to deny body and soul – than it is to live only for the body.
Desire is possibility seeking expression, or function seeking performance. Wherever there is unexpressed possibility or unperformed function, there is unsatisfied desire.
Listen carefully to your sense of dissatisfaction. It is your guide to growth, and the attainment of your greatest potential.
Mind, Body and Soul
You cannot live fully in body without good food, comfortable clothing, warm shelter and freedom from excessive all-consuming toil. Recreation and rest are also required.
You cannot live fully in mind without books and recordings and time to study them, without opportunity for travel and observation, or without intellectual companionship. You must have intellectual recreations, and the ability to surround yourself with all the objects of art and beauty that you are capable of using and appreciating.
Among the greatest happiness to be found is in the expression of giving – the providing of necessities, benefits and comforts to those you love. You cannot live fully in the soul without love – and love is denied the expression of giving by poverty.
We see therefore that it is in the earning and obtaining of material things that we find full life for our bodies, full development for our minds, and full expression of our soul. It is of supreme importance to us that we should learn how to – and become – rich.