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A Life of Increase

By: Dr. Jim Goldstein

A Life of IncreaseThe natural tendency of life is to increase and expand. Whatever there is becomes more and more over time. Everything we observe seems to grow and move in the direction of increase. That impulse is in us as well. It is what sparks our desire, what makes us want to express ourselves as fully as we can.

As Wallace Wattles, an early writer about the law of attraction, wrote in 1910, “The desire for increase is inherent in all nature; it is the fundamental impulse of the universe. All human activities are based on the desire for increase; people are seeking more food, more clothes, better shelter, more luxury, more beauty, more knowledge, more pleasure– increase in something, more life.”

We naturally want our businesses to grow and our families to grow as well as our income, our wisdom, our love and our understanding.

Rather than resist life’s tendency or try to make it happen faster than it wants to, what if we could align ourselves with it? If we are to be in harmony with the flow of life, one thing we can decide to do is to leave everything and everyone we meet with more life than before they encountered us. That means that every interaction is an opportunity to leave an employee, a customer, a friend or a loved one elevated, inspired, larger, more able and better off than they were before our contact with them. We can contribute to everyone’s life by the conscious intention we bring to the interaction.

Imagine what your life and everyone’s life would be like if you made sure that every person or thing with which you came into contact was left a little better off, a little farther along in their development because of their interaction with you. Suppose everyone who came in contact with you knew that they would become more successful as a result of your interaction? Imagine the customers and clientele you would create.

When people leave your office or finish a conversation with you, do they feel better for the experience? If so, you are contributing not only to their advancement but to the advancement of all of life. You are in harmony with the flow of nature. I know it may sound corny or hokey but it seems like a good guiding principle in our interactions with our world. Just thinking about it, I feel inspired to act accordingly.

How about you? I’d love to hear your comments.


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