I told you in the last post that the difference between people with empty lives, versus people with meaningful ones, is simply the things they choose to have obsessions about.
Go to any football stadium here in the States some Sunday during the season. It’s nothing to see some 350-pound slob, shirtless in 30-degree weather (Fahrenheit), with the team colors painted on his beer belly, and a crazy mask or hat getup. They are obsessed with their team.
One of the guys on a softball team I used to be on was obsessed with Madonna. He knew the release date of every record she did, and played her songs on his answering machine with messages like, “That was Madonna singing her 23rd top ten hit, leave me a message at the beep.” That’s the kind of thing you might do when you were 13. He was 30.
Now I ask you—are obsessions such as these going to lead to a life of meaning and fulfillment? Will they help these guys manifest prosperity? Will it help them discover and act on their assignment in life?
I have obsessions...
At least three that I can think of right now. Softball is an obsession. Relationships are an obsession. And so is prosperity. Let’s look at them...
Now softball isn’t making me rich (money-wise anyway), doesn’t further my assignment, and it won’t save the world. But it is one of my favorite things in the world to do. So it brings me great joy, it keeps me from getting stressed, it gives me great exercise and a reason to train. So it does a lot for my mental and physical health. Good deal. Glad I have this obsession.
I’m obsessed about relationships. I’m fiercely protective of my consciousness and mindset, so I am hypercritical about who I let into my life. I only want people who are real. They will tell me the truth and I can tell them the truth. They don’t waste my time blathering about inane things like the weather, gossip and trivia. And most importantly, they don’t talk negative lack messages. I enjoy being with them, and I can’t wait to see them again. They bring value into my life, and I bring value into theirs. Otherwise, I move on.
Prosperity is my other obsession. I devour anything I can find on the subject. I think about it all the time. I set up my life to live by prosperity principles, and surround myself with prosperous people. I self-censor every book, TV show, movie or radio program I listen to, based upon these principles. My spirituality is grounded upon this philosophy.
So what are your obsessions?
Do they take you toward where you want to be? Or move you away from your dreams?
I’m sure you look great in those Vulcan ears you wear to the Star Trek convention, but does that really serve you? Give it some real thought and please share your thoughts with the group.