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Using the Law of Attraction to Create Happiness in Life
I am no sage of wisdom; no counselor or guru, no philosopher or physician. I have no expertise or degree but I know from experience that my thoughts and feelings affect everything else in my life. When challenges and struggles get the best of me and I get swept away in a sea of worry, the universe unleashes a storm of upsets and hurdles to overcome. Life is a teacher and I am a student. Sometimes, I am a less than great student.
It’s not that I don’t know what works. I’m just human and that means I succeed sometimes and sometimes I fail. It’s all about my attitude and how receptive I am to the lessons.
Recent events in my life have distracted me. I’ve been a bit off center so last night, I watched “The Secret” again. It’s still available on Netflix if you haven’t seen it. “The Secret” is the story ofRhonda Byrne who discovered a secret of life in the pages of a 100-year old book. The discovery lead her to extensive research where she found that the secret was the core of the most powerful teachings of time. The Secret was found throughout all religions and philosophies. It was a secret to happiness, prosperity, love, and it is all about our attitude. It is about the Law of Attraction.
"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” - Steve Jobs
- Inspirational Quotes on Gratitude
As a human, I sometimes forget to practice being grateful. When I do, the universe comes to remind me. Share with me how the reminder came to me today.
The Path to Finding Happiness
Discipline is a skill and some of us are quite disciplined when it comes to diet, schedules, or finances. But what about our thoughts? We can and should be just as disciplined in our thinking as we are in other areas of our life. The Law of Attraction tells us that we become what we think and feel. If we think positively, then positive things appear. If we think negatively, well, you get the picture.
A simple change in our thoughts can turn things around. It takes a bit of practice but it’s simple to do. It starts with gratitude. When we begin each day with gratitude, the universe will show us more things to be grateful for. When we end each day in gratitude, the universe reciprocates in kind. Can you imagine what a difference it could make if we carried gratitude around with us throughout each day? It sounds like a tall order but with practice, it can be done. As we practice being grateful, we begin to see with new eyes.
Some of us need tools to help us change our thoughts and there are many tools available to us. Find what works for you and use it.
There are many forms of meditation. Chose transcendental medication, insight meditation, or visualization. It doesn’t matter. Just think “gratitude”.
Pray to the God of your understanding. Express your gratitude for the blessings in your life.
Create a life board and fill it with pictures and words that represent what you want to attract in your life. Be frivolous and don’t feel guilty if you want a new car or a bigger house. Just remember to be grateful for what you already have.
The universal language. Music has the power to distract us from the worries of the day. Choose your favorite artist or song and escape. When the cares of the day vanish, be grateful.
Start a gratitude journal and try to write something in it every day. Once a week or so, flip back through your entries. You’ll be surprised at how good things really are.
The more we practice projecting love and kindness into the world, the Law of Attraction will bring more love and kindness our way. Our thoughts will become acts of love and kindness and those acts will return to us as well. With practice and discipline and the use of some tools, we will come to believe in ourselves and the power of our thoughts. It will not make us perfect beings for there will always be times when we slip and fall. Neither God nor the Universe will prevent us from making mistakes and both will allow us to feel the consequence.
Choose to attract happiness
So what will you choose today? Will you choose to attract love and kindness, harmony and joy, or, will you attract sadness, anger, or pain? It’s up to you. You get out of life what you put into it. Thoughts become acts. Life is a circle and what you send out returns to you. You’ve heard them all and they are all true. The Law of Attraction doesn’t fool around.
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