A Practical Guide to Prosperous Living
J Douglas Bottorff
What does prosperity mean to you? Money? Health? Status? Security? Many books have been written that present a straightforward set of techniques aimed at acquiring wealth, success and good fortune. Most prosperity books and seminars promise instant wealth but demand little in terms of growth-stimulating introspection on the part of the operator. This is not that sort of book.
Even those that approach this subject from a spiritual perspective often foster a view of God and the abundant Universe that is reminiscent of Meister Eckhart’s cow:
Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow and to love him as they love their cow—they love their cow for the milk and cheese and profit it makes them. This is how it is with people who love God for the sake of outward wealth or inward comfort. They do not rightly love God when they love him for their own advantage. Indeed, I tell you the truth, any object you have on your mind, however good, will be a barrier between you and the inmost truth.
Books that are aimed at little more than getting milk from the cow ultimately produce results that are shallow and fleeting and leave you short of the rich and satisfying life you desire.
The goal of this book is to help you awaken to true prosperity—a prosperity that reaches across Eckhart’s barrier between you and the inmost truth. In this series we will examine ways of evolving prosperity from the inside out, to touch your inmost truth and to live your life from this eternal source.