The missing part in the Law of Success

sonti's picture

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In order to succeed, either any doing towards this success should be completely selfishless or alternatively you should be completely aware of your selfish motives.

Then the universe will support your doing.

As we can hardly do anything out of complete selfishless, we better focus on the path of complete awareness of our selfishness, of our selfish motives. But complete awareness of our selfish motives requires us to be completely honest with ourselves. And this is also something almost impossible, but at least it is easier than being completely selfishless.

So, being, for now, neither completely selfishless nor completely aware of your selfishness, you are left, for now, with the doings that are natural to you, doings that happen, doings that do not necessitate a crucial support of the universe. Be happy with them and meanwhile work hard on your awareness to your selfishness, don't waste time on working on your selfishless despite the solicitations of the ego.

This is the law of success. They hide from you, for some reason, the complete selfishless and awareness stuff. They hid it probably because it makes the whole thing hard and they know they can only sell you, a lazy one, solutions that look easy. Anyway, they know, due to this same laziness, you will most probably never check it seriously and and find out that it doesn't work so they feel safe to promise anything.

kalgo's picture

You are not the doer

This is a very good explanation for the "You are not the doer" concept (which usually tends to be misinterpreted and exploited by people to justify their desire not to take any responsibility or/and do any effort).

As long as we are self-motivated, we have very limited influence whatsoever on the happenings, we are mostly mechanical conditioned programmed robots. Our scope of influence is limited to choosing what to focus on and what resistance to avoid. Using this limited scope of influence, once we emerge from our selfishness, then that something which "we are" can influence reality in a broader extent.

But by using observation and no resistance to emerge from selfishness is so hard. All people I have met who though they managed to do it, happened at the end of the day to be just misled by their tricky minds.

kalgo | Tue, 08/25/2009 - 10:48
barbara's picture

Awareness to the selfish aspect may indeed be the missing link!

Excellent excellent post. Reality does not adhere to mind's logic unfortunately and so it is so hard to depict the important things accurately in words. This post manages to do this impossible job: to craft the best approximation to the cosmic law though it may seem difficult to understand in first read.

Those who are interested in a genuine law of success (and not just in the Americanized instant New Age crap gimmicks suggested in the books and courses that ultimately yield nothing) must read this post over and over thoroughly. Consciousness is the missing link and more specifically awareness to the selfish aspects in our action. When you test it you find out that it works.

barbara | Sat, 04/24/2010 - 10:48
love.magic's picture

the Altruism Debate and the "Highest Good of All"

It sounds to me like what you're addressing is the age-old altruism debate. I agree that there is no decision we make in life that is completely self-less and altruistic.

Yes, people are inherently selfish. It's not a bad thing. I agree it's something you should be conscious of, but it isn't necessary to be hard on yourself about it. A healthy amount of selfishness is good. You need to be able to take care of yourself. If you don't take care of yourself, then you won't be able to successfully help others. You will only deplete your own energy and resources and it will take far longer than it should to replenish what you have given away. Balance is key.

That being said, yes, absolutely take the time to address your selfish motives and figure out where they're coming from. You may actually discover that they are there to drive you in a positive way.

love.magic | Thu, 10/21/2010 - 01:20
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

Selfishness Is Selflessness!

As we evolve toward enlightenment we become as selfish as we are selfless because selfishness is knowing we've manifested as every attribute of every known life and man type making us want to do what benefits the whole.

There's a difference between selfishness and greediness or being a miser. To be selfish require having the realization of being everything on earth causing one to do for the whole earth's beings. Being greedy is doing solely to control people and things having an illusion of power. When one is selfish they have the power of truth without any "Illusions of Grandeur" because of goods they have.

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Elijah_NatureBoy | Tue, 03/20/2012 - 00:49