These days, wherever I am, I wake up wanting to sit in silence. If at home, I would make eggs, a packet of Quaker oats and a cup of coffee, only to sit on the couch while the coffee gets cold.
The documentary I watched on Netflix last night still seemed to be playing on mind, making it difficult to shut down the mind as I would usually during my morning routine. It was about venture capital and how companies like Google, Apple, Atari and Cisco found the day of light with the help of venture capitalists.
While some of these companies attracted their fortune right away, the others had long periods of struggle with no one interested in their product. Regardless of the hard work they put in, or how innovative, ground breaking and futuristic their ideas were, they simply couldn’t take off. However, when the right time came, they revolutionized the industry and introduced brand new technology to the world.
I couldn’t but help wonder about the role luck plays in our lives. So, instead of sitting in meditation this morning, I sit down to write this article about luck and how to attract luck.
Do you ever think how lucky you are? Or how to live a lucky life?
Before coming to these questions, first of all we have to understand what life is. Life is a gift, an invaluable gift, we have received from nature. In its pure quality life is formless which means it has no shape or color. It is like a lump of clay, which we can mold into whatever image we want. You are different from me because of the shape you have given to your life. Life is like water.
Looking around the people, we see different shapes of life they have given to themselves, some pleasant, some unpleasant. Some are beautiful and some are ugly. Unfortunately many people even don’t know this basic fact. They have allowed the circumstances to shape their lives. Accordingly, an individual is the result of what have happened to him. Say I happened to go to a bad school, in a bad neighborhood. Therefore, throughout life I remain as a failure in education. I happened to have born in to a poor family. Therefore I am also poor and have no opportunity. This means to live as a victim of circumstances.
I have heard the saying: Life is a lemon. Make sweet lemonade out of it. It is up to me to shape my life as I want, rather than allowing the circumstances to shape me. I have to take the reign of life into my hand. I am the master of my life.
Luck or fortune is defined as chance looked upon as a power that decides or influences one’s success. However, fortune differs according to individual aspirations. Personally to me, fortune means occurrence of incidents that bring me happiness, joy, success, well being and resources. If good things keep on happening I call it fortune or luck.
Now we can come to the question: How to be fortunate in life? For this I suggest four steps:
1) Expect good things happen to you. Visualize things you wish to happen.
2) Deliberately make a good thing happen to you however small it is. This action sets your fortune in motion.
3) Once a good thing happens enjoy it with your whole heart. Appreciate. Be grateful to life. This joy creates a positive life energy field within and around you which tends to repeat itself. Thus, you set the wheel of fortune in motion. Feel its power and keep its spirit burning like a flame of a lamp.
4) Look for good things to happen daily. Recognize them and appreciate with gratitude to life.
Thus the secret of being lucky is the positive energy field that you set in motion. Once set in motion it feeds back itself ever gaining more and more energy like a snow ball rolling down on a snowy mountain.
Share your thoughts. Do you believe in luck? Do you consider yourself a lucky person? What makes you lucky or unlucky?