Human consciousness is between no consciousness and supreme consciousness. With respect to emotions, feelings and judgements, the healthy human state recognizes the balance between good, bad, and other dualities and influences.
Success implies a desire or an ambition fulfilled. Our life’s journey is punctuated by drives to quieten the mind, which occurs at points of success. We are obsessed by the need to quieten the mind, but continuously introduce new thoughts. The experience of success is a tranquil and contented mind.
Disturbing our inner peace due to new ideas and projects until we follow the path of mindfulness and transcendence: there lies real success due to soul’s access.
Awakening is to go beyond success and failure, past the dark side of success which seeds future failures.
From Spectrum of Reality by Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri