I happened across this interview with Oprah on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0wYxh-akZs where she talks about the law of attraction and the story of how she came to get a role in The Color Purple.
She's talking about that book that went bokers on Best Seller lists, The Secret. It's a much older concept though.
Is an interesting idea.
I definitely believe in the law of attraction. I believe that you get back what you give out, therefore we all need to DO whatever it is we would like to see coming back to us. That's why Mamma always said, "Treat others the way you would like to be treated." At least my mother did.
It's having faith. Knowing that it WILL return to you. It's what you truly believe that makes it happen, however. Pretty much that's what the book 'The Secret' talks about. The only place that I found this book to be incorrect is in the leaps and bounds that they say it works. We all have to make whatever it is we want to attract believable to ourselves. If we say we will win the lottery for instance, and have played a bunch of times without winning, we probably don't have a very strong belief that it will actually happen which will make the book seem incorrect. The problem is that we don't really believe it will happen. So, we have to start out with small things to see the way it works and build the belief within ourselves before we will actually believe in something grand. Unfortunately, people want proof to believe in something. Blind faith is tough for most.
I believe in the ORIGINAL version of the Law of Attraction. That was:
"Conceive, believe, ACHIEVE, receive".
You can bet that's the version Oprah followed - she's not one to sit back and wait for things to happen.
The new version of the Law (the one used in The Secret) conveniently leaves out the "achieve" stage. That's why it was so popular - it appealed to lazy people who thought all they had to do was wish!
The laws of attraction exist, along with numerous universal laws. But what the hell would Oprah know? Not much about LOA i bet, when has she ever needed it, or had time? It takes time focusing every day, and being constantly focused, and grateful.
I very much believe in the Law of Attraction and have several related hubs. I've long toyed with the idea of writing a book on the subject.
I was introduced to the Law of Attraction years before "The Secret", so I tend to agree with Marisa, that "The Secret" over-simplified it. I think they helped to introduce the concept to the masses, but handicpapped them in the long run by not explaining it better. It gave people what they wanted to hear, but not what they needed to hear so many give up and say it doesn't work.
I know in "The Secret" they tried to illustrate the chaos that would ensue if we had instant gratification of our every wish by showing a man reading about an elephant and then suddenly the elephant appeared in his living room. It was comical, but if people really stopped to think about it, that's almost the way it'd be. We change our minds too much for things to just happen instantly for us as much as we might like to think we'd like it that way.
It's much better to live with the constant exposure to things we do and don't like so that we can actually make some decent decisions about what we'd like to have or experience. Once you get clear about it, you start to find your own ways to have it.
Gives me goosebumps sometimes.
I sure do believe in the law of attraction between 2 people... sometimes it comes too late though, unfortunatly
( Im talking about a different law of attraction though )
I agree to "Law of attraction"
As you can attract to anything whether is a person or a thing or something else
well i tell you in the simple manner.
Law of attraction works - all the time.
it is just that half the time we are not even aware of what we are trasmitting so we are not aware of why we receive what we do
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