Prosperity is having what we need to do what needs to be done. We think of prosperity as having more than we need so that we do not have to do anything. We think having it made is not having to do anything we don't want to do. We think "being free" is being able to go wherever our heart takes us. It is bondage to our own desires. What changes more often that our desires do? Endlessly wanting is the curse of wealth and privilege. What does wanting know? How often does wanting want what it has no business having? Does wanting know what is right? Does wanting know what it is time for? Does wanting know the importance of doing what needs to be done whether we want to or not? What is more important-- wanting what we want or wanting what we ought to want? What is more important-- having what we want or wanting to be free of wanting? Who has ever been free of wanting? Why would we want to empty ourselves of wanting? Why wouldn't we want to empty ourselves of wanting?
It all is going. But, what's coming? Will it be better? Worse? More of the same? How long will this go on? What are you going to do with the time left for living? What is worth your time over the course of what remains of it? I'm going to probe my interests, consider my possibilities, and see what needs to be done using my skills and abilities-- doing what matters to me, whether it means anything to anybody else or has any impact on the cosmos or not. This is called "Doing my work and stepping back, letting nature take its course." What matters to you? What are you going to do about it?
The Way is not about thinking. The Way is not about believing. The Way is not about reason and logic or faith. The Way is about experiencing the truth of your original nature and bringing you forth within the context and circumstances of your life-- with balance and harmony all the way around. The way to the Way is the way of sitting still, being quiet and paying attention. If you want guidance and assistance in this, watch all of the Jon Kabat-Zinn YouTube videos (The shortest ones first), and enlist the services of a same-sex as you Jungian analysist for five sessions in learning how to read the signs and clues/cues coming from your inner self-- the source Carl Jung was talking about when he said, "There is in each of us another whom we do not know." You can waste a lot of time in analysis on a thinking/understanding/conceptual level. All you need to know is how to read the signs.