Success, like love, was never meant to be conditioned.
Love doesn’t need a reason and success doesn’t need an object.

What we call success is an experience that emerges out of being present with the present experience; free of any effort to change it or provide any commentary about its quality or value.

​What do we think success is? An outcome or accomplishment that will happen in the future.
Therefore, how we think about success is precisely what deprives us from experiencing it.

 

Success is the dissolution of self that is seeking to fulfill itself through time, accumulation, and experience.
Unconditional love is the dissolution of self that is seeking to fulfill itself through relationships.

 

The dualistic mind constantly pursues future experiences as success.
Yet, the experience that always seems to be missing is the only experience that is ever-present!

Success can only be experienced in the present moment, yet most people seek it in the future, and it is the reason we end up not experiencing it.

​Edwin Starr used to sing: 🎶 “War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!” 🎶
I like to sing: 🎶 “Thought, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!” 🎶

 

It is time that we end our association with thoughts and time that we end our participation in war!

With heart,

Gil·ad (eternal-joy)