Although I’ve gotten a lot done, this past week has felt very difficult.
Yesterday was the anniversary of my father’s death, and even though he died a long time ago, for some reason this week has been emotional for me.
I think it’s the collision of a lot of things I alluded to last week: just seeing how much negativity I’ve manifested and attracted in this 53 year life of mine, and realizing that it’s going to be more of a process of tearing down an old building and rebuilding it than just chipping off a little cement. At times I feel as if I need to get an earth mover.
But as always, Haanel has an answer for this situation:
In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth, but as we are at all times a complete thought entity, this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give; growth is therefore conditioned on reciprocal action and we find that on the mental plane like attracts like …
.. Affluence within is found to be the secret of attraction for affluence without … it if for this reason that he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with unbounded success. He will give and continually give; and the more he gives, the more he will receive.
I found this very encouraging, because I realized that I haven’t had my heart in my work for a while, and of course that sort of thing always comes back to bite us, as like attracts like. But I can change things simply by putting my heart into what I choose to do and letting like attract like. I don’t have to force things to happen, good or bad; they just do.