Yesterday I had a wonderful completion session with a group of children from the contact class of Online Nithyananda Gurukul (previously known as Nithyananda Weekend Gurukul). The powerful cognition they were introduced last week was overcoming their attention need from others. Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam (fondly known as Swamiji), a living Avatar, revealed that unconsciously, almost everything we do is designed to get us attention. Whatever we do and whatever we think, we are seeking approval from the people around us in some subtle ways. We are keen that we should earn a good name from everyone, we may not do this in very obvious fashion, but, if you analyse deeply you will not be at ease without the appreciation and endorsement of people around you. This endorsement or approval is called attention need. At least 80% of our problem is due to asking for attention and approval. You will find that 24 hours, all your life time you are involved in getting approval from others. This attention seeking pattern blocks the Anahata chakra, the heart energy center. This energy center relates to flowing expression of selfless love. Hence whenever our heart center shrinks, we feel depressed from the lack of love and look to find love and attention from others. Their attention feeds us with energy.