Have you heard of the Law of Attraction? Wikipedia says:
“The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life.”
Is it possible? Is it true? Does it exist? Does it matter? What if it is, if it is, if it does, if it does? Can we act as though it is possible and true? What does that mean?
If I focus on the positive things in my life, the positive thoughts: the person who smiled at me, the driver who let me go ahead of him, the clerk who told me the blouse would go on sale tomorrow and could she give me the sale price today – would that be alright? What if instead of focusing on the rain ruining my hair, I relished the free facial I was receiving? What if instead of focusing on how the elevator is out of service I thanked the Maker that I could get in a few extra stairs in my exercise for the day? What if instead of griping about running late for work, I took joy in being able to listen to more of my radio program as I commuted?
What if, instead of being overwhelmed by the bills, I focused on how fortunate I am to live in a country where electricity, heat, and clean water are the norm? What if, instead of stressing over my child’s grades, I thought about the (probably) free education she is receiving and how lucky we are to live here?
If I focus on the positive thoughts and dismiss the negative ones, will I attract more positive experiences in my life? Will I be happier? Will I have more friends? More money? More time? Is it worth it to try? What do I have to lose?