There are many ingredients to success: talent, creativity and insight, hard work, patience and persistence, good luck and synchronicity, the right beliefs and attitude... Did I miss something? Oh yes - spiritual practice.
Of course you can lose weight, become a capable doctor or an excellent lawyer, and be a decent mother or a successful sports player simply by doing (studying, training, working, etc.). But are you going to have satisfaction around your success? How many people do you know that seem to have achieved it all and feel miserable at the same time: exhausted, underappreciated, over-worked, never good enough (despite surface appearances), never quite there, and sometimes even not sure if that's the right thing to do and the right place to be. And then there are also those who seem to be doing all the right things and don't even achieve apparent success, not even in the eyes of the others. Why?
The answer is because dissatisfaction runs together with an overemphasis on the doing. Remember the notorious phrase Be-Do-Have? If you skip the being and jump onto the doing, you never quite end up having (personal satisfaction, successful closure, peace and happiness). You keep doing and no matter what you achieve or produce, you feel you need to do more because... If you however go a step back and focus on the being, you will end up having all that you want and more.
The being step means that you have a spiritual practice around what you do and what you would like to have. That doesn't mean you become superstitious or a religious fanatic. It means you spend time in meditation, introspection, contemplation, appreciation, prayer and gratitude. This way you can activate the higher brain, you can operate from your higher self, and you can receive guidance (through insight and intuition) simply because you feel connected to the resources of the universe and you act out of something larger than you (not because your ego wants to compensate for inferiority complexes or fears lack and separation).
Thus, if you precede the doing with being (in meditation, contemplation, prayer and gratitude), and then take action, your endeavor will be highly successful in the following respects:
In a nutshell, surrounding your projects with some form of spiritual practice guarantees your success and happiness not only on paper but also in your heart
Financial losses due to cybercrime now exceed the total dollar amount of the illegal global drug trade - more than one trillion dollars. By the year 2025 the total loss is projected to be more than six trillion dollars. That's Incredible!
The entire critical infrastructure of every nation state is clearly at risk.
The significant threats arrayed against a modern country, like the United States, may be examined from the purview of its sixteen interconnected and vital economic and industrial sectors. The elements range from energy sectors and finance all the way to national defense and health care. The interdependencies are totally entwined.
A former Director of National Intelligence of the United States labeled cybercrime as being the number one national security threat.
Every nation whose political and commercial leaders fail to aggressively respond to the threats that are lined-up against its vital infrastructure is in deep trouble. Truthfully, this author remains unimpressed with the tepid response by businesses, government officials and every day citizens to the massive threats against civil society. The risks are virtually being ignored.
The author has presented in dozens of locations throughout the United States and world on the dangers facing the digital processing infrastructure. Every country that has established automated computer controls in its economy and way-of-life is facing similar threats from cybercriminals to rogue nation states who want to steal money or wage an unrestricted information war with the goal of global domination.
Our populations are largely unaware of the size of the problem. Many of the very politicians and leaders who should be providing solid leadership are ignoring the obvious signs and the consequences.
The critical national infrastructures of every modern nation is interconnected to the point that the weakest link can be exploited to create the catastrophic destruction of an entire country. Yet we continue to rush head first into becoming more and more dependent upon digital interfaces, sensors and controls each day.
We are now wide-open to what one author, Winn Schwartau, referred to as a "Digital Pearl Harbor."
The combined bundle of information security threats and vulnerabilities is massive. The threats are asymmetric in nature. They can range from a single individual who purchases a malware software package on the Internet to a nation-state that uses an information warfare battalion to scout soft infrastructure targets to exploit.
Part of the author's professional experience included working with the intelligence community to detect what is known as 'over-the-horizon' threats. I can assure you that there are legions of threats focusing on the disruption and destruction of civilized society.
Adversaries are currently cataloging interconnected information system vulnerabilities throughout the world. Law abiding nations as well as business and industry are significantly behind the curve - largely due to complacency.
Is it really that bad?
Consider answering the following question if you are having difficulty grasping the scope of the information security threat: "How many critical national infrastructures are fully protected against the effects of a high energy EMP* weapon attack against your country's digital nerve centers?" The answer is too few. Business and commerce, as well as civil authorities can barely handle the effects of a snow storm, let alone survive widespread digital destruction.
An EMP attack aimed at a nation's digital infrastructure has the potential to literally destroy all unprotected computer circuits and render all devices, including computers, digital controls and smart phones, inoperable.
A modern nation state faces horrible and unimaginable effects in the event of a successful attack against his or her nation's critical national infrastructure. An intelligence officer once commented upon the reality in simple terms. He said, "He who has the oxcart wins!" Too many of us fail to even acknowledge the problem.
I challenge you to learn all that you can about strengthening your information security preparedness.
* An EMP is a weapon designed to generate a pulse of high energy gamma rays that can be destructive or damaging to delicate electronic circuits and equipment over a wide area.
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