Should you become a millionaire and want to help the guy who shared this with you, we can talk about ways to contribute. Until then please take and use what I have given you here today, to bring true riches into your life.
They say, simply envision and focus on what you want, and you will attract it. The universe will manifest it into your life. The law of attraction is the foundation of “The Secret”. There are a lot of businesses who promote the law of attraction, and in exchange for money will provide you the content. In this post I will give you the truth for free, which is an infinitely greater value and infinitely more effective. What I am sharing here is not a hoax, it is the real thing and it works.
The poison pill in the law of attraction doesn’t come from the content itself, it comes from the intention of the consumer of the content. Someone is seeking more in life, now they believe they have found Aladdin’s lamp in the law of attraction. The materially lustful wishes start flowing freely. Pictures of expensive cars, homes, and exotic vacations flood their minds, and on their vision boards hanging about. This puts their desires in a much higher state of focus than their belief they will receive it. You see, true faith quells desire, because “it is the evidence for things not seen”. Over a period of time they fail to receive the desires. With this often comes discouragement, depression, and very often self blame. They are unable to manipulate the universe into magically manifesting their every desire. They must not be good enough, they think.
When I first stumbled on to what I believe is the real secret, I was afraid it was the way to material poverty. The truth I found defies everything I ever believed about abundance. The starting point of true abundance is gratefulness.
The first order of business is to do whatever it takes to become truly grateful for what you currently have, and have faith that everything is as it is supposed to be. If you are thinking you don’t have anything to be grateful for, notice that you have just taken another breath. One breath provides the opportunity for you to turn things around. Do you think your job is terrible, think again. Within that job lies the starting point for a greater life. The truth is that most of what is so terrible is not our current situation, but what we think about our current situation. If you have something “terrible” in your life right now, I want you to just explore what it feels like. Get curious about it. Don’t give in to the desire to label it as bad, just experience it, and ask yourself what it is. Lean into it and feel it, without thinking about it as good or bad. If you do this you will see that what I am telling you is true. What you think about something is really what makes it bad. Otherwise it just is.
Once you are thankful for what you currently have, your life will be better. Now it is time to get your head out of the past and future and into the present moment. If you are goal oriented, you can look at it this way. You can’t act in the past, and you can’t act in the future. The only time you can act is right now. In light of that, take those goals and think about what you think they would bring into your present moment if they were fulfilled. Take time to really think this through for every goal. I have found that what most people really want is to feel loved, respected, appreciated, and be happy and secure in themselves. Chances are that achieving any or all of those goals would not give you a long term sense of happiness and security. What gives you contentment and security is focusing on what is going on right now without adding any thoughts of the past or future to it.
Once you are grateful, and living in the present moment you will have not only gained happiness, but through this process you will have gained discipline over your own mind. You will feel abundant, and now it is time to add the goals you want. Most people who find themselves in this state of gratefulness and discipline set goals not only for their own comfort, but to share this process with others. It gives me great joy to share this with others, because I know what this has meant to my life. The biggest and most valuable benefit of this process for me was that for the first time in as long as I can remember I am not depressed, not plagued by insecurities, and as financially fit as I have ever been. This is a lifelong process, but most of the benefit was realized after only a few months of practicing mindfulness, and realizing that I am not my thoughts, my past, or how I feel.