The Law of Attraction is a simple law. Same things attract each other. We attract what we think (want, feel, believe) because thoughts are a powerful tool in this world.
Ever since Abraham introduced us with the Law of Attraction through Esther Hicks, it’s been difficult to find a person who hasn’t tried pursuing their own happiness by taking advantage of the law in order to achieve a particular goal. For example, money; Or an attractive partner; Or maybe a better job. They go to such an extent explaining how the Law of Attraction helps them find an empty parking spot in front of the shopping center.
However, the law goes much further than what a few sentences can usually describe. Firstly, I would like to note that this law is not something new that appeared on the market of mind control a few years ago. On the contrary, we have witnessed many situations throughout human history when this Law practically jumped in front of us, causing the ‘Aha!’ effect which made us wonder how was it possible that we hadn’t taken advantage of what life had to offer before. Make no mistake, I had the same Aha! moment myself when I read Abraham and watched The Secret, but in the next moment it already seemed so familiar to me that it didn’t take me long to figure out that there’s this endless thread of human thinking that from time to time puts the Law of Attraction into practice.
When something becomes a trend, then and various short-term gurus start following it and preaching on the subject. Everything you need do to have money is to take them. And they had it figured it out much earlier than the rest of us. Most people get stuck with that Aha! and go on with life like nothing happened.
Let’s just take a step back in history, for instance a hundred years back, and we will discover that in 1906 William Walker Atkinson wrote a book called The Law of Attraction. Sound familiar? He was a very prolific author who also used other aliases like Yogi Ramacharaka for his more that a hundred books. Atkinson was part of a larger movement that is now officially called the Movement of New Thought (New Thought Movement). Most followers of the movement put the law in practice and led lives worthy of attention. Some were rich, others were looking for happiness in the intangible. What they all had in common was the fact that they recognized the mind as the ultimate tool for achieving something greater in life. They went by these principles:
- Supreme Intelligence or God is omnipresent
- Spirit is the ultimate reality
- Divine thoughts lead to awakening
- All disease have their origin in the mind
- Good thoughts have a healing effect
Almost at the same time in Russia lived Leo Tolstoy who was the inspiration for another prolific author of the Law of Attraction, James Allen. He said: “The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” Allen lived an ascetic life, like his role models from Russia.
Goethe was one of the great thinkers who understood the Law of Attraction as well. He said: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.“ His whole life was a combination of mysticism, science and rich literary opus. For many, his life was far more interesting than The Sorrows of Young Werther.
The Bible has a connection with the Law of Attraction too. In the New Testament, Luke 11: 9:10 says: “And I tell you: So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.… ” Aren’t these words direct evidence that Jesus knew the law and, quite simply, instructed us how to get what we need.
If we go a little further back in history we could also connect Empedocles with the Law of Attraction. He said: “Relatives mix like water and wine; enemies avoid each other like water and oil.”
Law of Attraction has its roots in some of Buddha’s famous words:
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
Krishna was even more detailed in the Bhagavad Gita, where in the sixth chapter he speaks about the influence that the mind and thinking have on our lives: “”One must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.”
I will let each of you interpret these wise words generated through history in your own way. But, be aware that you own beliefs and judgments can be explain the way I wrote it too. One interesting thing about the Law of Attraction is that, it is very much applicable and that the biggest difference between the skeptics and the “believers” is that, the former will comment on all those damn books, while the latter will take those words and put the Law to practice, making the best out of their lives. If we can do all sorts of nonsense that we think will bring us happiness during our existence on the planet, why not take some time for ourselves and try to focus our thoughts toward something that is much better than what we have now? What can we lose?
We can have a much better life just by following these three short steps:
- GET A RESPONSE
When we start following The Law Of Attraction, new doors open and we see the finest details that we can implement in life. For now, this is enough. Even more than enough.
Author: Neven Ilak
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