According to the laws of attraction and energy exchange, what you put out comes back to you. Like attracts like. And I suppose, dislike attracts dislike.
I wholeheartedly believe this rings true in everyday life. All those new age books about manifesting your destiny and using positive energy to make your dreams come true—they're really onto something. If you have a clear image in your head and heart, and you maintain a positive attitude about your desire coming to you, I believe it will arrive.
I've attracted jobs, apartments, even parking spaces with this kind of positive thinking.
But I also know a lot of people who seem very committed to bringing certain things into their lives, but just can't seem to get it right. Whether it's a man, a house or a baby, it seems no matter how upbeat and hopeful they are, their attraction just isn't cutting it.
Are they harboring some subconscious energy block—or is it just a matter of timing? Perhaps instant gratification isn't in the universe's plan.
If the latter is the case, I say: Stay patient, stay focused and do what you can to welcome the man/house/baby/job/whatever it is into your life. It HAS to arrive eventually. Especially if you know in your heart that it will.
A few years back, my parents bought a finch feeder. Never in my 20-something years had I ever seen a wild finch in our yard. My mother said, "If you put out the feeder, the birds will just show up." And sure enough, after a few weeks, their little seed hut was covered in chattering finches.
Don't lose sight of what you want in life. It may take some time, but be ready for it to come to you. In fact, it's probably already on its way...