Friday, August 24, 2007

The Law of Attraction

Widely regarded as the Supreme Buddha, Gautama Buddah, the founder of Buddhism once said, "What you have become is the result of what you have thought". The idea of this is that thoughts introduced into reality can attract like energy, you think positive thoughts and good things will happen, when you fear for the worst, well, that will happen as well. As this theory moved west in the 19th century it became known as the Law of Attraction and was changed to “you get what you think about; your thoughts determine your experience”.

The law of attraction has become the belief that your predominant thoughts, feelings, words, and actions have control over your reality by pulling in the energy you create, positive or negative. Unfortunately we seem to attract more of the negative than positive these days.

Our predominant thoughts are those of fear. We fear that we are not safe, we fear that we will not succeed, we fear that our children will be taken in the night, we fear a lot. Now I’m not going to tell you that through the law of attraction your children will be abducted, but it is obvious that this society is becoming more and more fearful. By our fearing the very world we live in we are creating more to be fearful of, or in other words we are becoming what we have thought.

Our predominant feelings are those of mistrust, a byproduct of fear. We do not trust that our partner is faithful, that our educators are educating, that our government cares about us, we mistrust a lot. This mistrust is leading to a lack of genuine human interaction and acts of good faith. In this current society it is getting harder and harder to create trusting relationships with others because from a young age we are taught that people are inherently evil (see fear). By avoiding the opportunities to form trust within, or to give trust first, we are constantly waiting for someone to prove something to us before we give it to them. When our thoughts are focused on everyone being untrustworthy, we become untrustworthy as well.

Our predominant words are those of blame, so that we are not held accountable. We blame others for our faults, for our failures, for our misfortune, we blame a lot. The blame game has caused a severe lack of accountability in this world and it is bleeding into the way the world is being run. When we teach society that it is not their fault, we create a society of victims. When we teach society about their role in whatever action took place, positive or negative, we create empowerment. By not holding celebrities, politicians, students, et al. accountable for their actions they begin to think that they are not accountable, therefore becoming just that.

Our predominant actions are those of inaction. We allow our children to sit in front of televisions and computers for hours each day, we wait for others to initiate a project at work, we wait for someone else to do it, we are inactive a lot. In the past 20 years there has been a marked shift in how active people become, or in this case have not become. We are raising a generation that prefers to sit down all day and wait for others to fulfill their needs. Because of this we are seeing a new workforce emerge where new employees sit down all day and wait for someone to tell them what to do. We have spent so much time thinking that our children need us to survive and in doing so our children have become dependant adults.

The law of attraction is designed to enhance our reality. In order to enhance our reality we must first begin to focus our thoughts on opportunity, not fear. We need to begin feel trusted and give that feeling to others. If we are to enhance our reality we need to become accountable for the actions we make and not blame others for our faults. None of this will ever happen when we don’t take the time to make action out of our day. The law of attraction can and will work in our favor when we make an investment in ourselves and our surroundings, through our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions.

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