Attract what you expect,
Reflect what you desire..
Become what you respect,
Mirror what you admire..
God bless you
Probably one of the best quotes I have read in sometime. There are quite a few practices becoming popular in India. The Brahma Kumaris are a spiritual movement that originated in Hyderabad, Sindh, during the 1930s. Buddhism is an Indian religion based on a series of original teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha. Charvaka, also known as Lokāyata, is an ancient school of Indian materialism or hedonism. Samkhya is a dualistic āstika school of Indian philosophy, regarding reality c.q. human experience as being constituted by two independent ultimate principles, puruṣa; and prakṛti. Mīmāṁsā is a Sanskrit word that means "reflection" or "critical investigation" and thus refers to a tradition of contemplation which reflected on the meanings of certain Vedic texts. Ajivika is one of the nāstika or "heterodox" schools of Indian philosophy. Believed to be founded in the 5th century BCE by Makkhali Gosala, it was a śramaṇa movement and a major rival of Vedic religion, early Buddhism and Jainism. Amazing how many practices we have formed over the years. While I personally do not have anything against the popular religions of the world. I believe the world needs only one religion, that of the 'human being'.
The rest of these practices could merge the best practices into forming just this one super powerful yet globally accepted practice. I started mentioning these practices, as I was exposed to Buddhism, and concept of energy. The first line in the quote 'attract what you expect', is similar to the buddhist way of explaining energy.
The second line is similar to a proverb 'respect begets respect', and is so true. I have seen this in the real world. A cousin and my unit family, have a common friend. These friends are super wealthy, and humble at the same time. My cousins pose to be wealthy, however they are not as wealthy as these friends are. When my cousins speak to them, our friends talk to them about foreign trips, expensive holidays, shopping experience etc. However, when the same friends talk to us, they never mention these topics related to expensive habits. They would rather talk to us about family and other simple home stuff. The second line in the quote above is perfectly aligned with the experience we had as different families.
The third line 'become what you respect', is also completely relatable to life. As an individual I have successfully been able to replicate the integrity which my father has followed through his life. I was lucky to have been guided at the right time in life to learn and adopt this attribute from his life to mine. As we move up classes in school, our teachers constantly remind us to live life with integrity. It is only when we finish our school and university, when we step into the professional world. Many of us are tempted to adhere to integrity in the professional world. While some soar to the top, others remain happy with slower and stable growth in their careers.
The fourth line 'Mirror what you admire' is perfect for our children. They actually admire us, and even imitate our actions and habits. While our children at home is a perfect example, the same is also seen in young professionals.
It will be super to get your comments around this quote. I am sure you would have many examples to share from your individual experiences.
Keep reading 'blessinyou', and have an awesome day. Hoping to receive your stories and thoughts.