Advice from Dr. Deepak Chopra:
The harmonious interaction of elements and forces in your life operates as the Law of Giving. Because your body and your mind and the universe are in constant and dynamic exchange, stopping the circulation of energy is like stopping the flow of blood. Whenever blood stops flowing it begins to clot, coagulate and stagnate. That is why you must give and receive in order to keep wealth and affluence – or anything else you want – circulating in your life.
The more you give, the more you will receive, because you will keep the abundance of the universe circulating in your life. In fact, anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given. That which doesn't multiply through giving is neither worth giving nor worth receiving. If, through the act of giving, you feel you have lost something, then the gift was not truly given and will not cause increase. If you give grudgingly, there is no energy behind that giving. It is the intention behind your giving and receiving that is the most important thing.
Practicing this concept is actually very simple: If you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation; if you want material affluence, help others to become materially affluent. Even the thought of giving, the thought of blessing, or a simple prayer has the power to affect others. Here are some basic steps you can practice each day:
Wherever you go, and whomever you encounter – bring them a gift. This may be a compliment, a flower, or a genuine smile.
Gratefully receive all the gifts life has to offer: nature, sunlight, food and friends. Be open to receiving gifts from others, whether it is a material gift, a compliment, or a kind gesture.
Keep wealth circulating through life's most precious gifts: caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time you meet someone, silently wish them happiness.
Our true nature is one of affluence and abundance; we are naturally affluent because nature supports every need and desire. Therefore you must know that you are already inherently affluent, no matter how much or how little money you have, because the source of all wealth is the field of pure potentiality. It is consciousness that knows how to fulfill every need, including joy, love, laughter, peace, harmony and knowledge. If you seek these things first – not only for yourself, but for others – all else will come to you spontaneously.