Oh I see. hehe I've tried the law of attraction many times, It has never worked for me. Maybe I am just lawless=P I had a friend who did a report about "the secret" in school, she seemed to believe in it fairly confidently.
Ugh. The Secret. I had a lady at work who was major into that crap. "Hey! Just believe it and it will happen! And buy this $40 DVD so we can explain it! And the $25 book! You can do it turbo, we believe in you! *pat pat*'
The only secret *I* see here is 'a fool and his money...'
If you want a really interesting read on how our intentions affect reality, go read 'The Science of Intention'. Interesting stuff, and no condescending motivational BS included :crazy:
I think our intentions, and more specifically, our will, can and does create changes in the world. There have been several big university science experiments that prove that, though not to what extent. The truth is far more interesting, and far more complicated than the watered down, feel good crap you get some get rich scheme like 'The Secret'.
Sorry, I guess I have a bit of a burr over that book. It's the kind of junk I would have fallen for ten years ago. :dry:
The Secret is just a cult variation of common sense, except common sense dictates that after you visualize what you want, you then actively work towards achieving it yourself. THEN the universe "magically" gives you exactly that.
I think that book is wonderful in how it motivated a lot of people by renewing their sense of purpose and making the goal seem attainable. However, I don't believe it very much. It seems very ..."relativism" rather than absolutism, perhaps that's why. But nonetheless, that was a great quote from a great person.
Like Eden said, "The Secret" seems to me to just be some people making money off of common sense.
Of course, if you project your energy into the world and then actually do something about it, you will eventually get results. People can see how strongly you want something. But if you sit back, do nothing, and expect things to happen just because you want them, you'd have to be extremely lucky to see any good come of it.
Also, I've heard Mother Teresa did some really cruel things in addition to the good she was famous for. So, I don't really know.
Quite an amusing bit of irony - I was given the book as a Christmas present from a co-worker several years ago and somehow managed to lose it on the bus within the first three days of having it. I'm assuming someone else needed it more than I did.
Like Eden said, it's all common sense and is more about internalizing and then acting on those wishes and desires. If you look at most religions and other organizations, it is preached pretty much consistently, just with different wording. It's a fairly consistent message throughout much of the world. Now just to get everyone to pay attention and listen again.