A good deal has been said and written about the so-called Law of Attraction – how you can attract what you want into your life. But very little has been said about what you have to do to get it to work in your favour. Some suggest that all you have to do is “believe” (whatever that means – necessarily the subject of a separate post) and what you want will come to you.
Would that it were so simple! Unfortunately, you’ve got to do a little work – you’ve got to do what’s necessary to bring what you want about – and you’ve got to do it wholeheartedly. This is where the average person falls flat on their face, because the average person – psychology proves – is incapable of doing almost anything wholeheartedly. The problem is that the average person only uses a tiny percentage of their focus when doing anything – the greater part of their mind is actively, albeit subconsciously, trying to stop them getting what they want.
Your thoughts are working against you. We’ve about 50,000 thoughts whizzing through our head every day. Some are useless – “Did I unplug the curling tongs before I left home this morning?” or “I wish I was playing golf instead of being bored at this meeting!” Other thoughts, the ones that bubble up from our subconscious mind, are far more damaging – “I feel like I’m a failure.” “I’m useless when it comes to this.” – whatever “this” is! “I’m shy”, “I’m stupid” – fill in your own blanks.
The problem is that these thoughts, whether we’re aware of them or not, block the flow of our energy – and quantum physics explains that universal energy responds to our input (that’s what the Law of Attraction is all about). If your energy is muddled – by the normal scrambled thoughts of the normal scrambled mind – then you’re not doing the bit that you need to do to bring what you want in your life about.
So, to change your life, you’ve got to change your mind – or, at least, the way your mind is working against you. You’re going to have to start living wholeheartedly – doing whatever you’re doing here and now in a more fully focused way. You need to engross yourself in the task in hand, whatever it may be – without letting useless thoughts (like “I don’t like what I’m doing at the moment”) disturb you. Then you’re energy will flow and you’ll be in flow (a scientific term coined by the University of Chicago to describe the state of mind of high achievers) with the flow of universal energy. That’s when the so-called Law of Attraction kicks in – because you’re no longer blocking the free-flow of energy.
You engross yourself in the task in hand by really seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling and tasting what you’re doing. Yeah, you’ve got to come to your senses – literally. You need to start practicing this for yourself early each morning. You could try some formal meditation (it’s great!) or just take a few minutes out, see the steam rise off your coffee, taste the bitter taste, smell the aroma, cup the mug in your hands and feel the warmth and listen to hum of the refrigerator or the hiss of the coffee-maker. The props you need for your own personal development are all around you – and it’s in the mundane of the everyday that you’ll find what you’re searching for in life.