Yoga Sutra 2.37
“When non-stealing (asteya) is established, all jewels, or treasures present themselves, or are available to the Yogi.
(asteya pratisthayam sarva ratna upasthanam)”.
When you take from someone without permission you are saying that you do not have enough.
This feeling of lack of then becomes the reality.
When you covet, you look outside yourself for fulfillment, not realizing that everything that you need is already there within you, waiting to be revealed.
Non stealing doesn’t mean only material things, it is the inclination to take anything from someone else to get what you want, be it intellectual, behavioral, or material.
Give credit where credit is due, learn to cultivate opposite thoughts when you yearn for things you feel you don’t have. Think about all you have to be grateful for. Extend kindness where it is needed and give freely from you wealth of good will.
Mastering an awareness of all the jewels you possess will uncover a life of satisfaction and pure joy that has always been there waiting!