Most of the negative things that happen to us and around us can be attributed to disconnection.
Poverty: Disconnection certainly creates and maintains poverty.
Depression: Death of a loved one, family or friend causes disconnection and enhances depression. Disputes and conflicts contributes to disconnection and can lead to depression. Being alone and disconnected from people can cause depression.
Violence: Physical, emotional or sexual abuse will lead to disconnection.
Disrespect: Show disrespect and there is almost an instantaneous disconnection.
Our lives are revolved around people and our environment. We want and actually crave to stay connected. The social media, newspapers, radio, television, entertainment industry, schools, organizations, religions and governments all exist to keep people connected. We crave connectivity. It enhances our lives and most of the time brightens our day.
Being connected allows an individual to properly trade. Trading gives an individual the ability to get funding. Without funding we can’t survive. Connection leads to security and prosperity.
The most important connection that many people take for granted is the connection with family. Most of us need support. We can get support from friends, peers and organizations but there is nothing stronger than the support from family. However, a family can’t support us if we are disconnected. Vanity, greed and the unwillingness to apologize and forgive broke and keep families apart.
Try to be nice. Being nice is like having a magnet towards goodness, great relationships and opportunities to prosperity.
The security and prosperity of every creature on earth is based on the ability to bond and stay connected. Disconnection leads to so many negative results. Poverty and death (suicide and starvation) are the most prominent negative effects. Most people lose hope when they are disconnected. Nations and organizations fall apart when disconnection sets in.
Do not underestimate the power of a handshake, an eye-contact or a casual conversation. These are the building blocks of a powerful relationship. God created us. He did not create you to be alone. He created you to be with us. Anyone can climb out of the pit of poverty if he/she grabs onto the lifeline of relationships.
Every single being has an inherent need to dominate. Survival triggers the need for dominance. The desire for dominance is as strong as the instinct to survive. Although some people have diminished their quest for dominance, most likely due to previous failures at the attempt. But their desire is still there and is only hidden away. Just a little spark will awaken the desire.
Is dominance a bad thin? No. It is not.
When you want to succeed, you want to dominate. When you are in a competition, you want to dominate. When you want to get promoted and improve your earning capacity you want to dominate. Even just to get a piece of the action, you need to dominate. However, dominance must be tempered with the principles and guidelines of Universal Stewardship. Dominance without kindness and respect is the mode of the bully.
What do the religions of the world do to gain more followers? They build on dominance. What do countries do to build their prosperity? They dominate. What do corporations do to corner the market? They negotiate to dominate. Those who can’t dominate on their own, form alliances. Those who realize that dominance is not sustainable learn to cooperate. However, once prosperity is achieved via cooperation or alliance, somehow, greed has its way to bring back dominance to the surface.
The combination of trade, power and influence are the tools in building dominance.
Trading in simply a form of an exchange. Depending on supply and demand, trading will require negotiation and bargaining. Once one side feels that it has the upper hand, then the idea of dominance creeps in. The quest for dominion via trade, power and influence always linger. It never goes away.
Live like a child. A child does not think about death. A child looks forward to life.
A child is always longing to belong, to have friends and to be happy. A child craves to mature. So grow in prosperity and security. Be mature and embrace the meaning of maturity.
Do not live in fear of rejection. Share your happiness, prosperity and abundance. Be nice. Be kind. As you exit this corporeal life, leave something behind of yourself for posterity, for others to grow and learn from.
Since the creation of humans, children have always lived with a positive attitude. All over the world, children start with the same blessings. Children played. Children loved. Most of all they learned. Learning can be for the positive or the negative. The behavior of adults have an impact on the growth of the children. The bitterness and anger of the adults are easily passed on to the children. But the same is true about all the positive and good behavior. Somehow the negatives are always easier to learn. The children learned the material advantages of segregation, prejudice and deprivation. This breeds vanity and greed. The educated adults feed the children’s minds with the idea of “the end of times” or “armageddon”. The child grows up to be an adult, then the cycle continues. Break the cycle of bitterness. Let the cycle be about prosperity, sharing, love and happiness.
The greatest teacher of all said, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” There will always be good in humanity and there is always hope, because God blesses humanity with the innocence of children. Every generation is born with a clean slate. This is the cycle of life. This is humanity’s perpetual cycle of hope.
Let us not blame solely the new generation for their failures. We the old generation have our hands in the guilty pot. So, let us teach our children how to be nice and for those who have the talent to write or build, leave something good behind as a foundation for them to learn from. Because the future is not preordained and their choices will create their future.
As an adult you will face challenges, defeats, heartaches, betrayal, loneliness, rejection, and bullies who will do their best to deprive, cheat, insult and put you down. But close your eyes, let your mind focus and find that child in you and rise.
Prosperity comes with work, determination and focus to follow you goals, hopes and dreams. Hope is inherent in all of us. You can beat a person down but if he has a shred of hope in him, he will stand up and fight. Hope, with a hint of any possibility of success can help lead a person to prosperity.
Share your prosperity, share your abundance, share your knowledge, share your acquisitions and most of all share the love that is in your heart. Prosperity is threefold: Material prosperity, Intellectual prosperity, and spiritual prosperity. The acquisition of material and intellectual prosperity does not guarantee you happiness. Reaching for spiritual prosperity touches happiness, it touches love.
For humanity to prosper, we must share, we must be involved. Humans are born selfish! Parents and Adults must teach children to share, to respect and how to be nice. As you chip away at your “rock of selfishness”, sharing becomes easier. Conversations and relationships become less & less difficult.
As you prosper through life you must exercise prudence and responsible ways to attain your wealth and prosperity. There is no need to deprive others in order for you to succeed. Negotiation is a two way street. Being responsible means that it is your obligation to make sure that both parties are satisfied. Always keep in mind and follow the principles of universal stewardship.
Rewards seldom come immediately but you must stay focused, focus will determine your reality. You will always hear sayings about what money can’t get for you. Undeniably that is true. But nothing in this world can be accomplished without funding or trade. Dying for a cause or being a martyr may not cost you any money but promoting the martyrdom definitely will. Without anybody promoting what you died for means that you will soon be forgotten. 😭
The quest for prosperity does not mean the love of money. Without money(funding), the religion of Islam will be defunct. Without money Mohammad couldn’t have gathered his people around him. Christianity would be in the same boat. Even Jesus Christ needed funding to feed his followers. The same is true with all other religions. The Catholic, Mormon, Lutheran churches can’t exist without funding. Even the beggars need funding.
Money (FUNDING) allows us to trade. It allows us to SURVIVE and makes our dreams (goals) come true. People with wealth, health, education and influence can achieve their goals. Do not put down the rich just because you are jealous. Learn from them. Not be like them. Be yourself. Get a better perception of your surroundings. So, go out there and make money. Don’t be a leach. However, when you do go for the money, never Deprive, Insult or Cheat. When you have prospered and have abundance, please SHARE and always LOVE your family and be HAPPY. In our quest for prosperity we need to be responsible with charity and compassion in our demeanor.
In order to prosper we first need to survive. Survival is our basic instinct. To survive we the creatures of God need the basics of: Sustenance, Shelter, Energy, Unity, Propagation, Security, Exploration, Healthcare, Education, Pleasure, Leadership and Communication. Acquire your basic needs to prosper, but always with responsibility and accountability.
The development of technology allows us to manipulate science for the advancements towards prosperity of humanity, but more often than not, at the sacrifice of mother earth. The growing knowledge of science and technology is meant to help in the stewardship of God’s creation and not simply for the prosperity of humanity.
In times of prosperity and happiness, man doesn’t even have second thoughts about the “woes” of life. We become overwhelmed with thoughts of grandeur. So always have compassion in your heart and share your prosperity. God’s plan is simple. He created us. We are to take this gift of Life and live to be prosperous and happy, to love and to share our abundance and be accountable for our thoughts, words, and deeds.
When prosperity goes beyond the individual, and it sits in the hands of corporations and government, responsibility and accountability tends to be redefined for convenience. Governments and business entities have the same obligation to satisfy the needs of their citizens and or customers. They have the social responsibility to care for the environment and humanity while maintaining prosperity.