When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.
Dear Deepak, What do you think about the teaching to consciously direct my attention to the experience of life I want? A few authors suggest this. Do you think this is right? My understanding is that we should live with the moment to moment thoughts whatever they may be instead of consciously directing our thoughts periodically.
The first idea is to use conscious intention to help manifest what we want in life. The second idea is to live from our silent core, the present moment. The two teachings are not incompatible. In fact, together they constitute the real technique of creativity. Using intention to tell the universe what we want is an important feature of how we participate as co-creators in life. But instead of holding on to the intention to try to make it manifest, we need to release it, let it go, and allow our awareness to relax back to our silent, present self-awareness. That silence is the necessary deep and powerful level of nature that permits the universe to then support and manifest the intention. In that way, what we manifest in our life will be naturally in harmony and supportive of everything else in creation—not just something our ego wants, regardless of anyone else.