Reading Prosper While You Sleep book, Chapter 3: What is a rich life?

Hello everyone, and welcome back to this series! I’m Clark (you know that already) and here on this page we shall look at Chapter 3 of the Prosper While You Sleep book, titled “Riches, An Interpretation”. My discussion on this chapter is going to include what is a rich life.

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Why You Want To Be Rich

This chapter tells us that the reason we want riches is… wait for it… to be happy! I believe I have said that a few times on my website. I think it’s important to be aware of this basic fact about life. Then we would know what our priority is. Then we would know what to focus on.

The reason why we want anything is always so that we would feel really good. In the last chapter, I recommended that just before you drift off to sleep, imagine yourself already having what you desire. So if you can just focus on imagining yourself living in joy, then wouldn’t all the things that bring you joy come to you?

The chapter goes on to let us know that a rich life is one where you have creative work, rest, recreation and entertainment. It would be pretty boring to rest all day, and if you have to work most of the time you would stop enjoying it before long. So it makes sense that a mixture of different interesting, fulfilling and pleasurable activities would bring you joy.

Don’t Go To Bed Angry

According to this chapter, if you go to bed feeling disappointed with yourself, dreading what’s going to happen tomorrow, and so on and so forth, chances are you won’t be jumping out of bed the next morning raring to get going. But if you’re pleased with your day, grateful for what happened the last few hours, feeling optimistic, excited, then it is likely that the opposite would occur. I think waking up raring to go is something we should all strive for. And for this the book recommends that you think positive thoughts like the aforementioned in the time before you fall asleep.

The author says that when he experiences a powerful thought, he would experience a slight twitch somewhere in the area around his solar plexus. I can understand that, because I seem to experience a similar thing when I meditate. It could be the energy of the Universe seeping into you, and when it happens what you can do is just allow it to happen and see where it leads you.

Read The Next Chapter!!

So remember that a good life is one where every area of life is working. From variety, to doing work you enjoy, to good health, to pleasing relationships, to interesting and wonderful experiences, and of course, to money – you can have it all.

Before I leave you here, just let me know your questions and comments in the comment box below. Really, don’t be shy. OK? Well then, that’s it for this chapter. See you in the next one!

Read next: Reading Prosper While You Sleep book, Chapter 4

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