Complete power over myself is my definition of success. Yes, if you have completely mastered yourself, you have mastered everything including every other being with consciousness in a sense. Because you understand, you do genuinely understand how to operate in a universal way toward successful conclusions. But, I did not say perfect power, I said complete power. As for perfect mastery, that is possible. Let me explain how: Mastery comes simply with understanding the subject, indeed, mastery is dif ferent than power in this aspect: Mastery is complete understanding, power is pure energy with or without understanding. Power itself is more neutral than mastery and understanding.
Choosing to feel how you genuinely want to feel is a sort of mastery and the power to generally control your state of being is a sort of power. Genuine conscious choice is power and mastery combined. This is where the two meet and become genuine success or genuine failure if in reverse and the power is given away or misused. Good feelings do come from good actions, as good actions cause good feelings. Bad actions cause bad feelings as doing what is wrong causes bad results. Life is a game of power and mastery, all that genuine winnings take is right play and right actions.
So, I define success as power and mastery, in that order as I have just described in the paragraphs above. Sure I could make it more complicated and with more story to it. But I would rather deliver the value without the extraneous and foolish embellishment. This article is a “helping hand” and the answer to a deep question everyone asks at some time in their lives. Who does not somehow ask the question in the title? Everyone does. Some dig deep, and some walk in the shallow pool, but the question is always there. Few go very deep and that is where the answer genuinely is. “The teacher is there when the student is ready and the student becomes master once he genuinely knows.” Sure, understanding is a wonderful thing, but through the consciousness of genuine understanding, we all have a genuine choice. That is my definition of genuine success, power and mastery as a whole. What is great always has a genuine choice. What is genuinely mediocre is genuinely victimized. A great consciousness is a victor and never a victim, because they are at cause. Is this a case of the creator versus the created? No. It is a case of the creator creating and winning it all.