THE LIFE YOU WERE BORN TO LIVE
We are like a mirror. How the picture of our life is reflected in our mirror depends upon how clean our mirror is. The picture of our surroundings is actually reflected in our brains and is actually rotated upside down. Then, our brains rotate the picture the right way up to show what is actually around us. But actually, the picture is in the opposite direction of what we actually see.
Our thoughts and emotions transform the picture of what actually surrounds us according to their criteria or filters. Because of this, our thoughts and emotions influence our perceptions of the world around us.
That only happens when our heart is pure, cleansed of all destructive patterns and intentions.
Another proof of this is the books that we read. When we read the same book twice or even several times, we will perceive that same book differently each time. This is because the reflection of that book in our brains (ourselves) will be different because we have since changed and the criteria and filters that shaped that picture the first time round have also changed.
If we take this metaphor into our own lives, this means that we must first give unconditionally before we can get. If we want to see happy and satisfied people around us, we must first be happy and satisfied; that is the most we can give to our fellow humans, because only at that level can we give others our best selves.