What is True Success?

February 5, 2012

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In Masterful Living 2012 class we’ve been looking at what success means to us. So often people define success as something achieved on the outside. Success in the world is what most people think of.

Success in the world is always illusory. Even if you build the tallest building, someone might decide to fly a plane into it and send it crashing to the ground, making of it a monument to hurt and anger. Even if you win the Academy Award for Best Actor like Paul Muni or Paul Scofield for brilliant performances – people might completely forget you ever existed or that accomplishment ever happened. And would it make any difference if they did remember?

Someday no one will remember Britany Spears or Tom Cruise. Franklin Pierce was President of the United States of America for 4 years and I’ll bet you cannot name one thing he did that is noteworthy.

If we define success by something outside of us then we’re missing the opportunity to experience true and lasting success. What is success to you? What do you really value most?

The only thing you can take with you is your awareness. What is your focus now? Are you placing your attention on something that has lasting value?

Here are 3 quotes that you probably know – wonderful reminders of where to put our attention.

“And, in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make.”

~ Paul McCartney

“Your vision will become clear
only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.”

~ Carl Jung

“You may say I’m a dreamer,
but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us.
And the world will live as one.”

~ John Lennon

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A Course in Miracles, ACIM, How to forgive, Jennifer Hadley, Living A Course in Miracles, Spiritual classes

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