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.

Life is a Kitchen

Our way through this world is like being in a kitchen and achieving a purpose driven life is like baking the greatest pie.

Imagine yourself being in the best-stocked kitchen in the universe. Every single ingredient you could imagine is at the distance of your hands.

All you need to do is figure out what you want to put in your pie.

How to Overcome Frustration

We all have experienced different levels of frustration. The reasons that provoke this feeling might vary greatly, but it is an unpleasant experience in every case.

We feel frustrated when things feel out of control, when the cards that life deals are not what we want or what we expected and when we hold the belief that there is nothing we can do to change our hand. A sense of frustration is closely related to feeling powerless.

For many people, myself included, frustration is a very volatile emotion, meaning it can surge easily throughout the day. Other negative feelings like anger, fear or hopelessness are not so easily evoked, and usually it takes a very meaningful event to provoke such feelings; but frustration can strike at any time, for the most mundane reasons. This doesn’t change the fact that it is a negative emotion, and even when it might not have a great impact by itself in our life, it can become the door to other negative emotions that can affect our well-being significantly.