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Life Is an Echo; What You Send out Comes Back!

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Life is an echo; what you send out will return to you. What you experience today results from what you did yesterday, and what happens tomorrow depends on what you do today.

What you do in life leaves a lasting legacy, so put thought into how you live each day. We should examine what we do every day, as the ones who do what is right will be blessed with everlasting life. The wicked shall have many sorrows, for those who choose to do wrong will live to reap many days of perpetual sorrow.

There is a Chinese proverb that you are probably familiar with. “Life is an echo.” What you send out will return to you. People live their lives as if they have forgotten the meaning of this quote, or as if they do not believe it is true.

While some might not believe in karma, if they walked a mile in another’s shoes, they would remember the Golden Rule. Simply put, treat others as you would like to be treated. It’s a saying that goes beyond words. Everyone should believe and live by it.

You should treat others as you would like to be treated. Especially since life echoes the circumstances of our wrongdoing, no one wishes to be in an unfavorable situation. Someday you will be in the same situation, and it will be hard to reap what you sow.

People who have to live with the echo of life, and it seems to be too much, will appreciate any opportunity to make their lives a little easier. You can do this by giving the world your best, and the good you share will eventually come back to you.

Focus on treating others the way you want to be treated. Many people cannot do this for two reasons. One is that people are so consumed with themselves and are incapable of caring for others that they do not treat others the way they want to be treated. The second is that they are selfish and only concerned with their own well-being.

There’s a quote from Lyndon Johnson that says, “We must learn to know each other better if we are to live together in peace.” Is it right to be selfish and love our own selves at the expense of others? No, remember, life is like an echo; what we send out will return to us, and we reap what we sow.


It's hard to accept what life reflects you what you put on someone else. My wisdom came from first-hand experience. When I put out more negativity than good, it was hard to maintain or continue my life.

A few years ago, my sister and I walked away from being two peas in a pot. She and I talked about anything and everything. We were always there for each other. We shared everything, and we had each other’s backs. She was strong when I was weak, and I was the same for her.

This time, we were both going through the same thing simultaneously, and we were both exhausted. She took out her frustrations on me. There were a lot of arguments between us, and I had enough of her taking her frustration out on me.

When I talked with her, I told her she should consider my feelings and show me more respect because I respected her. In her rage, she continued to throw out words that cut deep into my soul, and I thought her words were unforgivable.

She apologized to me when she saw how hurt I was; I walked away. She tried calling. I refused to answer. She even came to my house and tried to talk to me. I asked her out. After that, we did not speak for two years.

What she said was not something I would ever say to her, but I made a mistake in rejecting her. Two years ago, I hit rock bottom and turned to a loved one for help. It was the wrong decision on my part.

My sister, I walked away from hearing about my hardship, reached out, and we grew closer. It was difficult for me to hear from her during the most challenging period of my life. That person who did not treat me right told her, and this is okay because maybe they mean it for harm. However, it ends up being for my benefit.


We salvage two years of a lost relationship, putting the pain behind us. We manage to wipe the sled clean and move forward. I am happy she reached out to me because I never would have contacted her, and I missed her dearly. When she shared with me how unhappy and miserable she was without me, it made me so sorry I ever act in such a foolish way.

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To hear her say, she knew it was wrong of her to speak rude words out of anger made me realize I was wrong to walk away from a bond we share as little girls. She was hurting and wishing it was something she could have done differently, so we never lost two years.

I shared this experience to say, we should be careful what we say and how we treat another as words are powerful and once they come out of the mouth, you cannot take them back. The way you treat another can affect them, and words have a way of destroying everything from relationships to people’s lives. Especially when the person you throwing harsh words to not strong enough to take them.

I had a right to demand her calm down and choose better words, except, I should have handled things better. The way a person manages a situation can contribute to the outcome. Walking away from her the way I did was not the best result, and I feel because I handle things that way I did, I continue to live life as it echoes in a situation I didn’t desire.

Five ways to ensure people treat you right.

1. Change the way you think. There is power in thoughts. It’s a true saying. “As a man thinketh, so is he.” Most people are afraid of accepting and exploring their thoughts, especially if they have to choose and focus on life outside their control. Some people rather focus on the needs of others over their own needs. I’m not suggesting you don’t love or care for others, only when you are compromising well being. Stop believing it’s okay to allow someone to disrespect you. You will think you are not worthy of respect.

2. Stop tolerating the family and friends that abuse you. We can’t pick our family. We can pick our friends, but We don’t have to tolerate abuse from either.

3. Treat the people in your life with love, respect, and kindness. Also, you should demand the same treatment. Now that you stop tolerating the family and friends abuse, you are worthy of being treated with compassion, it's time to gain inner peace and enjoy life.


4. Hand picks the family and friends worthy of being in your life. Surround yourself only with people that support you and willing to return the love you share. Pick your friends and family like you carefully pick the lotto number. You pick to win.
5. Believe that you are worthy of respect. When you don’t demand respect, you are permitting others to mistreat you. Believing means you have to know for yourself, your worth respect, let go of the opposite thoughts I am not worthy. Believe you worthy of being treated right.

Remember life is an echo, and what you sow, you also reap. What you contribute to this life is what you will get. What you place in others’ lives returns in yours. If you desire to enjoy living your life, it’s best to place kindness in another life. Kindness gives hope to those who are sad, alone, and in need of hope in this world.

When you realize the world that you create begins with your thoughts and how you treat others comes back to you. There isn’t a prescription for how to treat others the way you want to be treated. It should be a way of life. When we come in contact with another, we should consider that unkindness has a way of altering a person’s life.

Life is an echo. What you send out will truly come back to you. Therefore, it’s significant that you realize that kindness is in your power, even when you cannot put forth the effort to explore and find it. Kindness begins with one person and will flow to another.

In conclusion, life is an echo. What you send out comes back to you and if you continue to do good in life, even if the next person doesn’t extend it back to you, remember that is a state of life and it is out of your control. Still, life is an echo and what you place in it, circumstances will give back to you the same. Also, remember to treat people the way you want to be treated because Life is like an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you reap, you sow.

Life is an echo. What you send out comes back!

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Pam Morris


Oe Kaori from Yokohama Japan on October 09, 2020:

Life is absolutely an echo. You get what you give. I'm sorry to hear about your sister that's truly sad.

Pamela Nichols from Soonergal444 Oklahoma on December 07, 2019:

Hi Pam. I think that this is a very thought-provoking article. I'm glad I came across it. I also feel that life echos back to you the life you've chosen to live. Also, absolutely "Words" (as well as thoughts which put shape to words) should be spoken carefully. Great hub, keep up the good writing.

Liz Westwood from UK on December 06, 2018:

This contains some interesting insights into human relationships. I am firmly of the belief that you should do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 05, 2018:

I can attest to this in my own life. We have taken cared of so many people before that nowadays, especially when my husband passed away, I am reaping all that we have sown. I still keep doing the same as it makes me happy to help others.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on December 05, 2018:

I love the advice you provide here, Pam. I do believe what you do comes back at you. I follow the inverted Golden

Rule: "I do not do to others what I would not want done to me." This allows me to have more restraint as opposed to an obligation to act, which could be harmful. I would be arrogant to assume I know the best for another human being. I don't. People must choose their own way.

In your article, you showed how important it is to find people you trust and keep those relationships healthy, and you provided solid tips for readers to think about and act upon to remember: "Life is an echo."

Good read. Well written. Thought provoking.

Thanks, Pam.

May your day be blessed and peaceful.

Much respect,


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