"And I think I’m beginning to understand that while preparation is key to receiving the world’s bounty – and hard work is part of that preparation – so is the ability to articulate what you want, and the willingness to claim it. It’s important to use all your gifts to create a life that is a sincere offering to the gods, but prosperity is a dance you must do with the unseen forces of the collective. You can’t achieve prosperity in a vacuum, not unless you own a mint. Prosperity is not a closed system; the money you hope to attract has to come from other people. And the minute you demonstrate a willingness to accept help from the collective, the oppressive weight of trying to earn a living is immediately cut in half. There’s no shame in letting others carry you part of the way along your journey."
It’s important to prepare the Cosmic Bun of Goodwill and Intention, to do the work of finding the stream, and to drive down to the water to send it on its way. But once you’ve done your part, maybe it’s perfectly all right to let your offering be carried along downstream in the wind, or stuck to the bottom of a boat, or even in the belly of a duck – propelled by collective forces that can carry your wishes far beyond the limited reach of your own, small imagination."
This kind of thing drives me nuts. I haaaaaaaaaaaate depending on the kindness of strangers--or even friends and family because everyone is flaky. I always feel like if I can't get it done alone and have to wait for heeeeeeelp, then I'm screwed. Of course, I'm kind of in a rage about this topic right now because my mom decided to break the sunroof of my car by "helping me fix it" (it was fine! not broke! told her multiple times to stop and she would not!) and now I have to look for heeeeeeeeeeelp and attempt to get ahold of car dealers--which flips me out now because I don't trust dealers worth a damn and they can tell me any ol' level of bullshit and I'm not going to know differently. I am taking an auto mechanics class right now to learn things like that, i.e. what's bullshit and what's not, but this time even the instructor was all, "You're screwed."
GRRRRRRRRRRRR. I hate dependency.