here is talking about the law of attraction, or whatever
you wish to call it. It's a principle of life that
states that we all attract to us exactly what we focus on
ourselves. If we focus continually on our
problems--be they financial, emotional, relationship, or
any other kind--guess what we'll attract to us?
Exactly--more problems that are attracted to us by our
when we focus on giving of ourselves to others, what kind
of attraction will we be setting up? If we have a
positive focus on helping others, will that positive focus
attract to itself something positive or negative? We
may not see anything immediately, or even very clearly in
some cases, but we can be sure that our focus on the
positive is having positive effects on our lives.
talks about detaching mentally from ourselves, which is
another way of saying changing our focus from the negative
elements of our lives to ways that we can contribute to
the positive sides of the world. Our personal
difficulties, it seems, can be dealt with more effectively
when we're using our energies to help other people.
Or is it perhaps that as we help others with their
difficulties, our own seem to diminish in importance and
intensity, leaving us with completely manageable problems
where we used to see monsters? And the extra power
that's released when we help others is more than enough to
take care of what we need to take care of.