Echo within

Echo within


Gopalakrishnan Subramanian

Gopalakrishnan Subramanian

222 week ago — 5 min read

A father and his young son were walking through the mountains. Suddenly, the son fell, hurting his leg on a rock. He screamed, 'AAhhhh!' To his surprise, he heard a voice repeating, 'AAhhhh!‘

This made him even more curious. So, he yelled, 'Who are you?' Back came the same answer, 'Who are you? 'Feeling a bit perturbed by this response, he yelled out, 'Coward!' Back came the same reply, 'Coward!‘

He looked at his father, confused. His father smiled and said: 'Son, pay attention.' Looking across the valley, his father yelled to the mountain, 'I admire you!' The voice answered: 'I admire you!' Again, the man cried out: 'You are a champion!' The voice replied, 'You are a champion!’

The boy was amazed, but he was very confused. So, his father explained...

'You are only hearing an echo, the sound of our voices bouncing back from the mountains. However, this really is how life works. It returns to you what you think, say and do!

This relationship applies to everything, in life. Life will give to you, everything you give to it, only it will give you even more in return. Your life is not a coincidence. Each moment is a reflection of you!'

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts and actions. If you want more love in your world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, become more competent.


The son listened and grew in understanding, and through the following years, he witnessed the truth of these words in his life!

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts and actions. If you want more love in your world, create more love in your heart. If you want to be treated with kindness, treat others with kindness. If you want more competence in your team, become more competent. If you want respect and value, then it's time to start treating yourself with the same respect and value.

Also read: The Secret Saboteur


Does this only apply to how you treat people in your life? No, it is also applicable to animals, your possessions and any kind of materialistic thing that you come across. A little surprising! Yes, the way you handle all the materialistic things in your life is also a reflection of your inner mind.

So, the next time you notice in your life things not going according to plan then it's time to step back and think what is the "echo" that you are experiencing. Instead of getting upset over the event or situation, take a moment to realise your life is just giving you a reflection of how you are feeling on the inside.

Take a moment and think of all the times someone has put you down, is that not a thought process you are holding onto about yourself? You are not feeling good enough about yourself and the outside is just echoing it loud and clear to you.

“Be a reflection of what you would like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. If you want respect, give respect. What you give will return to you”. – (Via-The Mind Journal)

Start treating yourself well, focus a little more on yourself and see the shift in life. If you believe you deserve something (good or bad), no matter what you will receive it. So, make a choice of the echo you want in life!

Here are a few tips:

  • Write down all the things that make you feel happy and do one thing a day that will make you feel good.

  •  Declutter your space which will make you feel lighter and bring in openness in all that you do. It could be as simple as cleaning up your WhatsApp chat, your emails or even your cupboard.

Also read: Declutter your business the Marie Kondo way


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