Article by Manfred Kramer
It is my pleasure to start the series of articles: “The 9 Attributes for Success, Power and Self-confidence”.
These 9 qualities can also be designated as laws of nature – spiritual laws of nature. Laws of nature are there to establish order in the material universe upon which everyone can rely, and must. Also, in the spiritual area there are laws of nature that have the purpose to create order to make it possible for humans to optimally co-exist. Only those who act within these survival principles have, in the long run, the possibility to lead a life successfully. If we refuse these principles, we will end up on the other side with pain and egotism, for example.
The First Principle for Success is Love!
Success, power and self-confidence are virtually universal in nature. Nature also shows how important it is to grow, multiply. Growth means survival. Growth is therefore essential. With us humans there is added an extra component, namely consciousness, that feels, observes and creates.
Love is an Attribute of Power
Love is extremely important for our personal growth because it endures more than anything else. It is capable of enduring disorder, and helps, even in seemingly hopeless situations, to follow creative thinking. Yes, applied love is an attribute of power that is virtually without limits. Love is the ‘superglue’ in nature. It is holding everything together and looks out for other life forms and oneself to advance.
Love dissolves all kinds of destructive intentions; even deep seated conflicts, developed over generations, can be healed with the quality of love. What power there is in love! It is all too easy to see why people who practice this quality are like magnets to others.
People who have learned to look forward and that do not take themselves as too important experienced such a change in their life course, that cannot be effected by any other means.
Egotism is the Cult of Oneself
Egotism is not only connected with greed and ignorance. Egotism is the ‘Cult of Oneself’. What does that mean? That means, that when we have the tendency to be too sensitive, too proud and too easily hurt, we practice egotism. The fear to lose face and be insulted, to be humiliated is what makes us egotists. We are busy more with saving our honor instead of looking at criticism as perhaps being the solution.
True, practiced love does not even let it come so far. With love, I may be criticized, corrected and even reprimanded. Only this way can we shed old habits that hinder us to become successful.
We will get to know many facets of our lives that are otherwise hidden from us because of egotism; rewards like peace, joy, trust… etc.
To practice love is not so difficult. We can start with ourselves and with our neighbor. When we integrate this quality in our life, we will be able to eliminate success-interfering attitudes and give us a life full of learning and experiencing, resulting in happiness.
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