"Law of Attraction" or "Ooooh! Shiny!!"?

The Secret
Imagine if you could have anything you wanted.. without having to do anything. What if all you had to do was think about what you want, and it would happen? Would you write a book about it, and maybe become somewhat successful while letting others in on this big secret that's been kept from you all your life? I wouldn't. I'd be two hours from this place, curled up on the couch with the girl I love. Books, money, fame? Bah. BAH I say.

But, just for the sake of pretending we're still imagining, what if someone were to write this book? What if someone made a video about it? What if bloggers started writing posts about this magical new way to live your life? What if every sentence in this paragraph ended with a question mark?

I'll tell you what would happen – you'd have a lot of people that are looking for something more in their life reading it, hearing about it from their friends. You'd have an epidemic of false hope being spread amongst people that do not need any more "gurus" misleading them.

You would have a sparx that was annoyed by all of it.

The Truth
There's no "quick fix" in life, no "big secret" that's keeping us from being happy.

That being said, I will acknowledge the validity of part of the "law of attraction." It is important and powerful to actively think about your goals. I agree that to get what you want, you need to focus on it. You need to think about it as much as possible, imagine yourself with whatever it is you want and wherever it is you want to be.

I *DO NOT* think that just by thinking about it, that 'the universe' or 'god' or 'purple unicorns' will magically work towards making it happen. To believe anything like that just seems like another way to pass off the responsibility for who/where/what you are. That's not right. If you spend all your time thinking about a goal, YOU will work towards making it happen, YOU will put yourself in situations that will be conducive to your thoughts.

So, this puts me in a position where I'm a bit torn. On the one hand, I think the stuff that is being tossed around about the magical manifestation of thoughts is a bunch of BS. BUT, if it can get people to focus more on what they want, and they start bringing more positive things into their own life, does it really matter what the fairy tale behind the method is? Oh wait, people are making money off of this – yeah, they're evil. That's an easy one.

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  1. Junyang said,

    The most difficult part of the process which drains your power is in the effort to dismiss the negative thoughts, and by trying too hard. Creating comes easily when you have overcome all the thoughts about why you cannot do or have a thing, and that happens when you have learned how to connect to the subconscious mind. Both minds must be in harmony to be effective in the "Art of Creating" the "Law of Attraction" and the "Law of Expectation."

    Fear numbs expectation and drives knowing from your experience. It turns intelligent and wise people into believers instead of knowers and doers. Knowers do not look behind them for knowledge – they always look ahead. The new generation will always have access to greater power because they are new thinkers. You cannot move forward with old ideas.

    The new idea is that you can expect what you want when you know you have it.

    So I would like to introduce the "Law of Expectation". Expect to experienced what you know you can have – expect nothing less. Expect that you will always experience what you desire. Be bold and stand up to the universe as one that is part of it and demand nothing less that what you want. The universe is impartial and emotionless – by the law of attraction and expectation, it has no choice but to give you what you want. No one or no things is going to get mad at you because you want something or demand it – no matter what it is.

    The Spark Family

    September 30, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

  2. sparx said,

    I allowed the previous comment solely because it's a perfect example of the BS that this post was ranting about.

    This whole law of attraction "philosophy" encourages people to focus their responsibility on some external force/being/whatever. The most successful people are the ones that realize that they are completely responsible for their actions and the outcomes that they produce.

    This comment is also frustrating because it's obviously a cut and paste job. There was a link at the end that was going to one of those "give us your email address and we'll send you a link to some magical information-we promise we won't sell your email address to anyone" pages.


    October 1, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

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