The Law of Attraction in a Nutshell

Were you ever thinking about someone and all of a sudden they popped out of nowhere? Or worried about something nonsensical and it still happened? That phenomenon has a name; and, supposedly, you can control it.

One thing connects all the greatest minds in history – the best warmongers, the holiest of men, life’s success stories: a secret that was unveiled to the world over a 100 years ago and which came to prominence a few years ago thanks to a book and a tie-in documentary called: The Secret.

But what is this secret? What does it do? And how do we control it?

The secret is simple: everything you imagine, dread, ponder, wish – in other words, anything you feel – will somehow be attracted to you and will manifest itself. It doesn’t matter whether you say ‘no’ or ‘yes’ to something, what matters is how you feel about it. So, in essence, if you’re looking for a job or a lover, and all you’re feeling is the void that has been created from not having it, you’re essentially pushing that job or that lover away from you.

Now I can’t be sure as to whether it works or not, because it is a very foolproof system: if it works, it works; if it doesn’t, then you’re assumed to be doing something wrong. But one thing I have come to realise over the 12 years that I’ve been in on the secret, is that it really doesn’t matter whether it works or not: being grateful, feeling good and appreciating the little things in life can go a long way.

So, imagine for example, that I want better health or more money. If my emotions towards those things are of dread and anxiety, that state-of-mind will become a part of my subconscious. I’ll start talking about all the things I don’t want and don’t like, and that affects how I feel. So, I’ve learnt that if I’m not feeling too well, I focus on what still works and is fine: I still have 20/20 vision, I can still walk, etc., and that feeling of gratefulness will act either upon the law of attraction or else on a placebo effect, to help me get better.

See, it doesn’t matter whether you believe in the law of attraction or not, because it’s very much like gravity. It will affect you whether you’re knowledgeable about it or not. So, in other words, whatever you want to attract to yourself – be it better health, more money, a new job, a wonderful new love interest, material things, experiences or just happiness – the key is to believe you can have them and act as if you already do.

To find out more about the Law of Attraction you can read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich or Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret, The Power, The Magic or Hero.

Had you ever heard of the law of attraction before James wrote about it? What’s your opinion on the matter? Cult, fantasy or reality? We’d love to hear your opinion!