Footprint of an Intention: Law of Attraction Basics

The law of attraction simply states that what we focus upon is attracted onto our reality. If we focus on the positive aspects of our reality, we will attract more of it. On the other hand, when we focus on the negative aspects of our reality, our life will become full of new and bigger negative characteristics, events and experiences.

This is a rather simplistic definition, which in my opinion is the source of a great deal of confusion.

In order to really understand what the law of attraction is, first we must understand of what is composed.

The Biggest Misconception About The Law of Attraction

The law of attraction is nothing new. It has been around for quite a while, but it has had many different names. Some of those who have argued in favor of the law of attraction didn’t even bother to name it. You see, how we call it is completely irrelevant.

However, in the 20 century a great deal of effort was put into defining clearly what we call now the law of attraction. More than ever before we wanted factual, rock solid evidence. But before trying to apply the scientific method to the effects of the law of attraction, we needed a name.

Anatomy of a Happy Life

Happiness is pretty much subjective: What makes me happy, might not work for you. In the same way, what makes you happy might make me feel miserable. The conditions I have to meet in order to consider that I’m living a happy life are not any better than yours. We simply want different ingredients in our pie.

However, happiness seems to be a sneaky fellow. Everyone wants to be happy, whether they realize it or not. I actually believe the pursuit of happiness is a natural impulse and independent of our will, just like breathing. But if everyone wants to be happy, and we pursue such goal whether we want it or not, how’s possible that unhappiness seems to be far more common that its opposite?

The problem lies in the definition of what a happy life means to us, and not so much in our physical circumstances. As we have said before, happiness is a choice, but after you choose to be happy, you must define what “happy” means to you. Not doing so is like going out on a quest without an objective. You will just wander around forever, not knowing if you will ever find what you are looking for, and not even knowing what you are looking for.

Remastering Gratitude

Gratitude and wealth are closely related. When we feel wealthy, we cannot avoid but to feel grateful. And when we feel grateful, we feel equally wealthy despite our financial circumstances.

Of course, wealth is a subjective term. The amount of resources I must own in order to consider myself a wealthy individual may be very different from the amount of resources you need to see yourself as wealthy. But that is beyond the point, what I’m really interested is in the gratitude factor in wealth.

Because of this apparent connection between wealth and gratitude, many so-called wealth experts suggest that if we want to increase our wealth, we should focus on being more grateful.  This sounds pretty good on the surface and meshes well with the law of attraction.  The idea is that by feeling more grateful, we will feel wealthier and thereby attract more abundance into our life.

But whether you believe in the law of attraction or no, I found there was an effective way to practice gratitude and an ineffective way.

Are You Afraid of Success? [Think Again…]

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson

 

Have you found yourself thinking about a goal you want to achieve, but you just can’t make yourself to take enough action to reach it? Fear of failure and/or rejection is common, but sometimes this is not the reason why we avoid taking action. Is it possible that what is really stopping you is fear of success?

Sometimes the path towards a particular goal is clear, and it might even look interesting, despite the presence of challenges. You have even taken some steps in the desired direction, and have achieved moderate results, but you just don’t get in the flow; you just can’t take the jump from “some action” to “passionate pursue”. This happens often with long-term goals that require taking action consistently for an extend the period of time in order to achieve the desired “end result”. Losing weight, career transitioning our getting out of debt are just a few examples.

Get Rid of Negative Thoughts [The Definite Way]

Complaining is one of the most damaging habits we could acquire. It can become  chronic, and the negative effects are both emotional and physical. If we find ourselves complaining more often that what we should, it might be time to address this habit and find a way to stop complaining.

What makes chronic complaining even worse, is that many people don’t even realise they are chronic complainers, or even when they realise they are, they don’t think it’s a negative behaviour and is not categorised as negative thoughts.

Many people are concerned about getting rid of negative thoughts, but they often ignore that complaining about such thoughts it’s a great part of the problem. It’s not the same thing to ask yourself how to get rid of negative thoughts, than to think and talk all day long about how many negative thoughts you have throughout the day, or how helpless you feel about it.

Perhaps the most important step in quitting the habit of complaining is to disconnect the undesirable behaviour from your identity.  You are not a complainer, this is not part of your identity; it is simply a habit that you have unknowingly adopted. And as every habit, it can be modified or removed with the right tools and mindset.