A Chinese proverb goes something like that: “Be careful what you wish for…” Have you thought about what it means? And are you aware of the way you are phrasing your wishes and what you are actually attracting to yourself? I’ve frequently asked myself the same questions and recently found all the answers in a Sufi poem that couldn’t have summarized the principles of the Law of Attraction better. Read below and you will found your own answers.
A Sufi poem by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
I asked for strength
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom
and God gave me problems to learn to solve.
I asked for prosperity
and God gave me a brain and a brawn to work.
I asked for courage
and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for love
and God gave me people to help.
I asked for favours
and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.
Loving what is
“We are always going to get what we need, not what we think we need. Then we come to see that what we need is not only what we have, it’s what we want. Then we come to want only what is. That way we always succeed, whatever happens.”
Byron Katie, “A Thousand Names For Joy” (2007:55)