Religious leaders, philosophers, wisdom seekers, and people from all walks of life all across the world have been talking about the law of attraction for many years. However, the law was not known to many until shortly after a book called ‘The Secret’ was published back in 2006. Nonetheless, you will find that it has been applied knowingly or unknowingly by a lot of people before its recent worldwide fame. So what is this law of attraction everyone is talking about? Is the law of attraction real or fake? Let’s take a quick look.
Are you prepared for a good thing?
In simple terms, the law of attraction dictates that we attract whatever we choose to focus on. Whatever energy we emit is what the universe receives and sends back to us. Good thoughts attract good fortune and the vice versa. Now, you may be thinking, I have tried smiling in the morning but nobody smiles back at me. First, it takes dedication, and I’m pretty sure you received a few smiles along the day but maybe you were too busy to notice them. Believe it or not, there is even scientific evidence in place to back this law that proves the effects of positive thinking. In short, if you are prepared to experience good things, good things will happen to you.
For those who understand and practice the law of attraction, the silver lining is the positive things they choose to focus on amidst a negative situation. Likewise, most people who spend most of their time wallowing in their misery always wonder why every day presents more challenges. The reason for this is their perception of the challenges they face and their attitude towards them.Unlike many principles and laws handed down by philosophers or great authors about life, the law of attraction is rather simpler to apply in real life. We all have those moments when we sit down and start to wonder what the future holds for us. This time is when you can either make your future through self-reflection or live in a constant loop without fulfillment.
Self-reflection is a major tool in the law of attraction. When you sit down and become mindful of your thoughts, it gets real easy to know what to keep and what to trash. Once you discover what it is you want to keep, you will find new ways to suppress and finally eradicate all the negative things that bring you down. It may be a drug problem, a situation in the past that you cannot let go of or be failing at something after multiple trials. Either way, through self-reflection you can create a positive vision for the future.
Now whether you knew it or not, by setting goals and focusing on achieving them, you are practicing the law of attraction. Even if you have not made clear-cut goals or a plan, you can still exercise this law in your daily life. Once you choose to focus on positivity and expect the good to come to you, you will amass skills on how to keep the negative energy away. By using these skills throughout the day, you will notice changes in your life very soon.
Examples of the law
A good example is people who talk to themselves in the mirror every morning before heading out to work. Affirming to themselves that everything will be okay or that it will be a good day. It is never a good day because someone else made it so, it is their attitude that makes it a good day for them and those around them. It may seem like a hard thing to do but it is the little things that add up to make us who we are in general. Habits form character, in due time this way of thinking and acting will become second nature. You’ll be surprised to know that most preachers and doctors invoke the law of attraction in their respective fields without knowing.
When a preacher tells you to expect to heal, and I do not wish to question the supernatural, believing that you will be healed is you attracting positive energy. Likewise, a doctor will see the full extent of damage incurred by a person in an accident and know that they will be fine although it will be a painful healing process and still tell them that they will be okay. If they were to explain everything in medical terms alongside all the possible negative outcomes, most people would probably die of depression. However, despite believing all that you will still need to take your medicine and probably exercise as per the doctors’ orders.
The law of attraction can be found even in the Bible in Proverbs 23:7 as it read:
“For as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.”
It may have been taught in different ways, but the law of attraction is embedded in all humanity.
Is it real?
So, is the law of attraction real? The short answer is yes. Although skeptics might say it’s hard to prove it doesn’t exist, which makes it hard to believe in (after all how can you prove something exists if you can disprove it doesn’t). Almost every human being has been told that life is like a plain paper and they are the artist. Whatever we put on that paper shapes us because it is what we envision ourselves to be.
What makes it even better is the fact that you can change your picture if it does not please you or propel you to becoming a better version of yourself. You have endless potential and limitless opportunities to be whomever you wish to be. The sad part is most people get comfortable and end up living like zombies.
Even in the new age, influential people such as Oprah Winfrey have stressed the law of attraction. Authors and teachers alike have also taken to literature to explain the law to readers and young people. The thing is, the faster you embrace the fact that you are an artist in a universe which acts as a plain canvas, the easier it will be for you to see the world in color. This is the law of attraction, and your paintbrush is your mind.