The Secret: The Law of Attraction

Dexter Sinister

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Positive thinking is the core message from the Law of Attraction, isn't it? I thought so...^_^
Yes, but it goes way overboard in its claims. Want a new house? A new car? A better job? Just think correctly about wanting them, visualize yourself with them, with the right mental attitude, and a benevolent universe will arrange it all for you. That should be obvious flapdoodle to any thinking person. Things don't work that way.
 

Tonington

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Heh, the situation Dexter has described is better known as wishful thinking. Positive thinking can help you get a better car, or a better job, but only if it keeps you motivated to earn them.:smile:
 

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Yes, but it goes way overboard in its claims. Want a new house? A new car? A better job? Just think correctly about wanting them, visualize yourself with them, with the right mental attitude, and a benevolent universe will arrange it all for you. That should be obvious flapdoodle to any thinking person. Things don't work that way.
How things do work then? In your opinion? ;-) :smile: That is not easy, to think in a positive way "ALWAYS". May be, that's why, some people simply don't believe in the Law of Attraction. When you do once: thinking positively, smiling to the world, you will see changes in your life. :smile:
 

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Please don't take offence Chateau, but how do you know what you're thinking is positive if you don't examine aspects that are negative? Of course thinking positvely is fine stuff but the negative identifys the positive dosn't it? I'm thinking that the positive and negative must be harmoniously amalgamated to arrive at an equitable balance.
 

karrie

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How things do work then? In your opinion? ;-) :smile: That is not easy, to think in a positive way "ALWAYS". May be, that's why, some people simply don't believe in the Law of Attraction. When you do once: thinking positively, smiling to the world, you will see changes in your life. :smile:

You'll see changes in your life because you change the way people react to you, you change your outlook and drive. You make everything happen for yourself when you meet the world with a positive attitude. Trust me. Sit at home on your couch thinking positive thoughts, and you will stay at home on your couch. The universe won't make someone show up at your door to hand you a sack of cash. lol.
 

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Positive people receive more positivity in return. The giver receives what he gets. I don't need some "secret" to tell me how to make my life better. I simply do it by changing my outlook, by seeing the "good" as well as the "bad." I never would have gone back to school and found my passion if I didn't first think "I'd be happier if I went to school."
 
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Dexter Sinister

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How things do work then? In your opinion? ;-) :smile: That is not easy, to think in a positive way "ALWAYS". May be, that's why, some people simply don't believe in the Law of Attraction. When you do once: thinking positively, smiling to the world, you will see changes in your life. :smile:
For starters, just thinking about something, positive or negative, won't make it happen, you have to do something about it yourself. Second, the universe is not benevolent. Neither is it hostile, it's just indifferent. It won't arrange anything for you, you have to do it. That's how things work: you want something to change in your life, you have to make it happen, and sitting around positively visualizing and thinking about it won't do it. Third, some people don't believe in the Law of Attraction because it's false. People with a product to sell don't attract other people with the same product to sell, they attract people interested in buying it, assuming the product is worth having. It's true that life is much nicer and more fun if you have a positive attitude, but nobody can be positive all the time, and that's the out for the people trying to sell the Law of Attraction. If you can convince yourself it works for you, great, if it doesn't, it's your own fault for not thinking correctly. They can't lose: both success and failure can be interpreted as proof that it works, which tells me the idea has no propositional content at all. I think it's a stupid idea.
 

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One of the most important lessons I learned from The Secret is practicing gratitude. The first thing I learned was that it wasn't as simple as just saying you are grateful. To remind myself as I started to practice, I taped this passage. to my laptop lid.

Gratitude

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?

May the joy be with you,
Rhonda Byrne

Though I was somewhat skeptical at first, the more I practiced gratitude following the guidelines, the more little miracles kept happening in my life. One of those was when I needed four new summer tires for my car. I had arranged with my mechanic to make two payments which was fine with him. When I went in to make the final payment, I was given the bill with paid in full on it. I thought it was some kind of joke at first but no - someone had paid the balance of my bill to the tune of $485 and change. This summer due to the extra Covid rules around cleaning, the couple I clean for at Canim Lake changed my wage from an hourly rate to a straight full rate - no matter how many hours I put in. There are many other instances of things happening just when they are needed. Suffice to say, I am a believer. :)
 

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i remember hearing about people in a secret fan gathering in a sweat lodge dying. i think it was on 2020, dateline, and 48 hours. if you check those websites it might be still archived there.
 
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Mowich

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i remember hearing about people in a secret fan gathering in a sweat lodge dying. i think it was on 2020, dateline, and 48 hours. if you check those websites it might be still archived there.
I remember reading about that sweat lodge fire, spammie but I don't remember any connection with Rhonda Byrne's The Secret. Will have to do some searches about the story. I've only read the book and watched the documentary and neither of them ever mentioned anything about sweat lodges.
 

petros

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One of the most important lessons I learned from The Secret is practicing gratitude. The first thing I learned was that it wasn't as simple as just saying you are grateful. To remind myself as I started to practice, I taped this passage. to my laptop lid.

Gratitude

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?

May the joy be with you,
Rhonda Byrne

Though I was somewhat skeptical at first, the more I practiced gratitude following the guidelines, the more little miracles kept happening in my life. One of those was when I needed four new summer tires for my car. I had arranged with my mechanic to make two payments which was fine with him. When I went in to make the final payment, I was given the bill with paid in full on it. I thought it was some kind of joke at first but no - someone had paid the balance of my bill to the tune of $485 and change. This summer due to the extra Covid rules around cleaning, the couple I clean for at Canim Lake changed my wage from an hourly rate to a straight full rate - no matter how many hours I put in. There are many other instances of things happening just when they are needed. Suffice to say, I am a believer. :)
A friend does a daily chant of peace, love, happiness and gratitude. Shes happy I think or it might be the daily 26 of absolut. Not sure but shes happy.
 
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Mowich

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A friend does a daily chant of peace, love, happiness and gratitude. Shes happy I think or it might be the daily 26 of absolut. Not sure but shes happy.
I prefer Iceberg - a lovely Canadian brand, pete but if I drank a 26er a day, the last thing on my mind would be gratitude - more like how the fuck do I get off the damn bathroom floor. LOL I don't chant. Basically I wake up in the morning tell myself this is going to be a great day and thank the Universe for a wonderful nights sleep then get on with the day.
 
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Danbones

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One of the most important lessons I learned from The Secret is practicing gratitude. The first thing I learned was that it wasn't as simple as just saying you are grateful. To remind myself as I started to practice, I taped this passage. to my laptop lid.

Gratitude

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?

May the joy be with you,
Rhonda Byrne

Though I was somewhat skeptical at first, the more I practiced gratitude following the guidelines, the more little miracles kept happening in my life. One of those was when I needed four new summer tires for my car. I had arranged with my mechanic to make two payments which was fine with him. When I went in to make the final payment, I was given the bill with paid in full on it. I thought it was some kind of joke at first but no - someone had paid the balance of my bill to the tune of $485 and change. This summer due to the extra Covid rules around cleaning, the couple I clean for at Canim Lake changed my wage from an hourly rate to a straight full rate - no matter how many hours I put in. There are many other instances of things happening just when they are needed. Suffice to say, I am a believer. :)
I notice though, if you aren't criticizing, blaming, complaining, tense, rushing, or in a bad mood, there isn't much left except totally floored or happy.
:)
 

DaSleeper

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Two little words seem to do the trick for me!
I even say them to my dog when she brings the ball back and drops it at my feet.........."Thank You!"
 
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