Many spiritual writers proclaim a universal “truth” – we will receive in return what we “put out there” to the universe. This phenomenon has been described as “karma,” the law of attraction or simply the Law of the Echo. In other words, we receive positive or negative energy in accordance to what signal we emit.
For example, one who complains criticizes and finds fault with others will attract negative events and people into their lives. The negative emotions one emits will bring back to that person energy of a similar frequency. Chronic complainers tend to hang out with each other. Have you ever noticed how you feel after being with someone who is hypercritical? I guarantee your mood declines.
This concept of negative emotions also gives credence to this law. I have had mornings where one unfortunate occurrence seems to have led to a cascade of negative events. The misplaced cars keys led to hurried breakfast, spilled coffee, skipped love letter to my wife, mindless speeding on the expressway only to arrive to a meeting late which put me into a negative mindset before “the big case.” One negative feeling was attracted a series of negative events. And yes ... the case didn’t exactly flow effortlessly.