"The fact is: Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world...Try this for a couple of weeks and see how it changes your reality: Whatever you think people are withholding from you -- praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on -- give it to them. You don't have it? Just act as if you had it, and it will come. Then, soon after you start giving, you will start receiving. You cannot recieve what you don't give. Outflow determines inflow. Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you already have, but unless you allow it to flow out, you won't even know that you have it." - Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
Dude...the above quote seriously slapped me in the face on my plane ride home to NY from CA.
I was having this whiny moment of thinking..."nobody-really-listens-to-me"..."people-are-too-busy-with-their-own-lives-to-care-about-me"..."I-am-all-alone"....(ya know how it is... total pity party).
And then I read Eckhart Tolle's wisdom...and I was like..."Virginia, if you are busy thinking..."Why aren't people listening to me?"...then, guess what? YOU ARE NOT LISTENING TO THEM!...And if you are sooooooo busy with your own life/blog/journey/selfishness....then you are not being present and caring for others!...And if you are lonely, then CALL someone...or speak to the stranger sitting next to you (they may be lonely too)...Don't WAIT for someone to read your mind."
Nobody is withholding anything from you. You're just not in a "giving mode." You're in a "taking mode."
Soooooo stop whining to yourself and get back to GIVING...and AMAZINGLY you will start receiving what you want.
You want to be appreciated?... Appreciate others.
You want people to connect with you?... Connect with others.
You want more love in your life?... Be loving toward others.
You want people to listen to you?... Listen intently to others.
Now...I really wish that this one was also true: You want to get into grad school?... Help others get into grad school.
LOL! :) ...Okay, those sentences may not be quite as directly related as the others.
HOWEVER, if I switch it up, and say... You want your own dreams to come true?... Encourage others to make their dreams a reality.
Yeah, that could work... We shall see!
Hope you'll go out into the world today and give away whatever it is that you think you're not getting.
Try it. It's a "life experiment." See what happens.
"Behind the sometimes seemingly random or even chaotic succession of events in our lives as well as in the world lies concealed the unfolding of a higher order and purpose." - Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth