Chapter One: Why "Enlightened" Wealth? There it is. Can you see it? It's the vault containing everything you've ever wanted. On the other side of the huge door to that vault, a lifestyle of abundance and prosperity, wealth and security, awaits you. Behind that door is literally anything you want. But how will you ever crack the code to the vault? Around you it seems as if others have cracked the code to wealth. You can see them everywhere. They live in the best neighborhoods. They drive new, high-end cars. They work at jobs they're passionate about. They seem to be happy and balanced. Their children go to the finest colleges. They take exciting vacations. They seem to have smart, successful friends. They give time to charitable causes. They have time to do what they want, with whomever they want, when they want. It appears that they have it all. How did they get it? Did they really earn it? Or did they do something illegal or immoral or unethical to get it? Aren't you as deserving as they are? Aren't you more honest, ethical, hardworking, and humble than they are? A little voice inside you may be saying, "Why do they have so much? It's not fair!" Maybe so. Maybe not. But if you focus on the unfairness of it, envy will consume you. Don't focus on them and what they have. Simply focus on your own vault and claim what rightfully belongs to you. It's the wealth that was reserved for you from before you were born. The truth is that you are amazing just as you are. Be open to receiving abundance right now. You don't need to think that anything is wrong with you. You came into this world with all of the necessary talents to open your own vault. Life will teach you some more of the essential codes. Others will share with you shortcuts that will shave years off the process. But, essentially, you're the only one who can open the door. You either figure out how to open it yourself or it could remain forever closed. What if you were destined for a more abundant life? How sad it would be to realize, too late, that you could have lived a more prosperous, abundant lifestyle without sacrificing anything that you now hold dearyour values, your health, your spirituality, your freedom, your friends and family. Here's a shocking thought: you could actually be happier, healthier, more spiritual, more friendly, more free, more able to do more good for the planet if you learned how to crack the code to your own, personalized wealth vault! Why do you seem to have been locked out of your own vault? Did you blame someone else for stealing your codes? Or maybe you were just never taught them. Perhaps you weren't ready till now. Maybe you told yourself that you didn't deserve them. Or maybe, after trying for years to crack the codes, you have just given up. In a dramatic experiment some researchers placed a large fish in the middle of an aquarium with minnows to feed on. The fish fed to his heart's delight. Then, the researchers placed a glass partition in the tank, dividing it in two. After the pike had eaten all of the minnows on his side of the partition, he could see the other minnows through the glass but he couldn't get to them. He thrashed, he bumped, he bashed his body against the glass partition but to no avail. He finally formed a belief that it was impossible for him to get to those fish. He stopped trying. Then, the researchers removed the glass partition and allowed the minnows to swim all around him. He could smell them. He could see them. He could feel them. But he believed that those fish were no longer available to himthat they were forever locked away from himthat it was impossible for him to win. So he starved to death iAllen, Robert G. is the author of 'Cracking the Millionaire Code Your Key to Enlightened Wealth', published 2005 under ISBN 9781400082940 and ISBN 1400082943.