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.
I have presented a lot of new data such as the erroneous science and the data showing that acting as though you had already accomplished your goals was detrimental to you doing so. Yet, LOA proponents do not look at this with an open mind and reconsider their belief system.
Consider that Law of Attraction experts” may be-and probably are-making stuff up just to sell you LoA products. Try googling or searching through pinterest for law of attraction quotes to get an idea of who you might want to try to listen to. I think abraham hicks is a great guru to start off with but some people aren't a huge fan.
For example, fear of starving in the winter is what propelled people to save and store food in the summer, and so on. The mindset that The Secret promotes takes this fundamental element of survival out of practice and could potentially lead to loss of these necessary fear instincts through disuse.
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.
Never do anything that your reason should tell you is an incredibly stupid decision like offering up your soul to some entity in exchange for power (they can usually take what they want by bruteforce anyways but some are weak and don't want to encounter any resistance in trying to possess or influence you so they'd love some idiot to offer themselves up willingly).
This law defines the multiplying of energy one creates when acting with like minded individuals to form a group effort to pray, manifest, do lightwork, or even to create degrees of control which we define as evil or black magic. These laws are the unlisted, unstated, and underestimated powers that govern humankind.
I read this site to get ideas and inspiration to apply in my own life, which assumes I am already taking action to improve my life (which i am). Earth is a school for practicing these laws of mind control. Now to get to my theory, the law of attraction states that a positive thought is much stronger than a negative one.
If you feel the people around you have been manipulating and controlling you and it's now time to stand up for yourself, then this is the book for you. This persona will make certain decisions, say particular things, and take specific kinds of actions based on how the psyche has been conditioned over time.
But the trouble with the Law of Attraction is that it makes us surrender responsibility to 'the universe' rather than assuming it ourselves. There are those who can slip into ‘no time' but these are people who have raised their personal vibration (demonstrating many virtues, dispensed a great deal of karma and much killing of the ego) and accessed the information to create the ability.
One school of thought has Law of attraction origins it that attraction to specific features is not learned, but has evolved over time as a way of distinguishing the virile from the weak. This is what the founders of the law of attraction said was the most important thing to attract.