“Nothing Fails Like Success” -Harry Manx
August 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Having success in any endeavour does not necessarily mean you are a good person.
Marianne Williamson writes in Return to Love: “For years we have worked for power, money, and prestige. Now all of a sudden we’ve learned that those are just the values of a dying world.”
Whether it be art or business or environmental causes, the first question you need to ask is: How am I treating the people in my life, my family and friends? How am I treating animals, and how am I treating the natural world? Are you abandoning your children in the name of your job, or flying around the planet in the name of environmental causes? What are the contradictions (we all have them), in your career and in your life?
May all of our successes start and end from a place of consciousness, honesty, and a desire to heal the world. Heal your heart first, look at your real motives, and then find your career.
As an artist, writes Williamson, “The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative.” There is no better compensation for creativity than the joy of being wholly in touch with the source of life, when it is flowing through you. It’s better than money; this feeling is what money was made for.
“I just wanted to do a good job and do no harm” – Oprah Winfrey, Last Show, 2011