This is being reposted to restore the link to this original post. As a Man Thinketh is a classic in the truest sense: few books have been so widely read, have stood the test of time so well, have had such an impact on generations of readers, and have carried such a simple, profound message: You are what you think. There are seven Universal Laws or Principles by which everything in the Universe is governed.
The phrase Law of Attraction” also appeared in the writings of Theosophical writers William Quan Judge in 1915 and Annie Besant in 1919. This law works with the energy of allowingness, and seeing all as love, so one may dispense with the unnatural feeling of getting even.
I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE LAW OF ATTRACTION. Still a good thing than being a negative person all the time but it will not create the life they want. The same applies to love and hate, peace and war, positive and negative, good and evil, yes and no, light and darkness, energy and matter.
By letting go of our rather misguided certainty that consciousness does not affect the concrete parts of the universe (matter and what it does), then we can be open to moving through our lives as if the Law of Attraction might actually be at work. The book is a refreshing and lucid exploration of the conscious and subconscious, the Law of Attraction, and the internal and external aspects of the human mind.
Once your mind can adjust to this new way of thinking, you will be well on your way to finding pleasure in life and in almost all situations. But if you have a goal in mind set and put a plan behind it, like dieting and exercise then the positive thinking and imagery will act as a propellant to keep you going towards your goal.
The message of The Power” and The Secret” might best be understood as an advanced meme — a sort of intellectual virus — whose structure has evolved throughout history to optimally exploit a Katherine Hurst Origins suite of weaknesses in the design of the human mind. The quickest way to attract more positive experiences in your life is to think more positively.
Along with the twelve tribes and the twelve universal laws add the twelve "houses" of the zodiac that are said to influnce life on earth. Many people were put off by The Secret's mention of quantum physics, historical tie-ins and the Hollywoodish presentation that made change seem instant.
1: If we constantly believe with conviction that we will win the lottery and take the positive action of putting it on, it is only a matter of time before we win. I bought into the media-hype books of Law of attraction and was convinced that if I was suddenly rich, that my problems would be solved.
While I didn't find universal truth in the explanations offered to explain the law of attraction, I'd actually experienced the effect of focusing on constructive outcomes. Answer: "The Secret" also known as the law of attraction,” is the idea that because of our connection with a universal energy force,” our thoughts and feelings have the ability to manipulate this energy force to our liking.
It seems a lot of people have been waiting for someone to offer up a platform to explore the law of attraction in a bit more of an objective way. Under this law we understand a person's need to over co-operate to such an extent that one becomes codependent - the condition which is obsessive focus on other people's lives.
In spite of all that, I don't think the Law of Attraction is entirely bogus. "In fact, there is no law of attraction” in quantum physics." <- Maybe yes, maybe no. For me, The Secret delivers a powerful message beyond simply asking the universe for things and then manifesting them.