Eight decades of life have left an impression on me. Stepping back and reflecting on my life leaves me with some very clear insights that help explain how I became me. As I’ve written before, writing about each insight helps me clarify my thinking. My hope is that what I’ve learned is helpful to you too.
I Created this Life: Law of Attraction
I’m not going to try to convince you that the law of attraction describes how your life works, but I know that it describes how mine works. My thoughts, words, and actions, especially those carrying high emotion bring about the reality of my life.
Much like setting a goal, with target interim accomplishments and a final due date, what I think most about and take action upon, materializes in my life. Some poo-poo these ideas, and that’s fine. I just know that my life has resulted from what I’ve thought most strongly about. Not always in the exact ways I expected, but with end results completely predictable.
Not that I can attribute everything that has happened to me to specific actions and choices. I can’t. Somethings, like cancer, I can’t imagine why I would create that. But just because I can’t reconstruct it doesn’t mean I didn’t somehow create it. I believe the law of attraction governs my life even though I can’t always see direct actions/results.
Observing Attraction in Other People
It’s often hard to objectively observe oneself. It’s much easier to see the things other people do, their choices and thinking processes, and observe the results thinking: “I could see that coming.”
Over the years I’ve seen many examples of people making choices (reflecting their thoughts) that created life situations down the road. You’ve probably seen this too. It’s so much clearer observing this in others.
Knowing that I’m creating my life, even without knowing how or why, helps me be powerful instead of powerless. If I believe that other forces create my life—the them we often refer to—then I have no power to change my life. On the other hand, knowing I’m creating my life allows me to take control and think/talk/do differently.
Think, Talk, Act with the End in Mind
Knowing that my thoughts, words, and actions are continuously creating my future, I must take care to think, talk, and act in ways that are positive and reflect what I want. If I desire an abundant life, whining and complaining about what I lack is counterproductive. If I desire health and a high quality of life as I age, my actions today must include healthy eating choices, exercise, and mental stimulation.
Law of Attraction
Do you believe you’ve created your life, all of it? I’d love to hear your stories.
Sources and Resources:
- Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting, Lynn Grabhorn, Hampton Roads publishing, 2000. Terrific introduction to the Law of Attraction.
- Multiple books and articles by Esther and Jerry Hicks, The Teachings of Abraham. In depth exposure to using the Law of Attraction.
- Tree and Bhudda quote Image courtesy Flickr user Hartwig HKD, CC Attr. Lic.
- Insight featured Image courtesy Flickr user Mike Mozart, CC Attr. Lic. Some image modifications were made.