The universe works from a higher power. It knows exactly what we’re doing and when we’re doing it. If we’re being selfish, the universe knows that too; if we’re try to make a situation work to our advantage, the universe will always know we’re being selfish.
We might try to deceive, but we can’t deceive for long, we will get caught out. On our part, we should reconcile what we know is the truth, instead of trying to make something work that goes against how the universe expects us to work and allow the universe to guide us instead.
It is easier for us to work on what the universe expects and requires of us, not what we choose for ourselves, or for our own gain, which goes against the universe’s principles. Our lives can never work out like that. The universe knows.