If Law of Attraction says, “what you think about shows up in your life,” then is that all you have to do?
It’s hard to believe this debate is still going on. I don’t think anyone says you can have crappy, angry, dysfunctional thoughts and still get what you want. Your energy will be way off base.
But at the same time I don’t think anyone really believes they can have *just* happy thoughts and expect to make something good happen.
That’s not true. There are still a lot of people who cling to the belief that a shift in how you think will lead to a shift in what happens to your life.
Here’s the problem with that…
Human beings are very good at tricking ourselves into thinking things are different than they are.
We have really great defense mechanisms. We can rationalize just about anything.
That’s not a bad thing. Defense mechanisms keep us from going crazy with worry. They keep us from sinking into despair. And they keep our imaginations fired up, so we can look for solutions to our problems.
It’s a bad thing when we sink into a world of fantasy and never find our way out.
When we tell ourselves that “thoughts become things” without committing to the change and growth that come with those things, it becomes self delusion.
That’s when we sink into a world where people take advantage of us, and our real opportunities pass us by.
That is a big part of what started the “Law Of Attraction” movement. Some powerful lessons, but also a sinkhole of avoidance.
So one more time…
Our thoughts give rise to new possibilities. Better ones, if we choose a pattern of good thoughts.
When we choose to go where those thoughts lead us – through courage, through commitment, through letting go of bad stuff and replacing it with action…
That’s when a new and awesome reality is created.