I have been working with the concepts of the Law of Attraction as presented in the film The Secret and the teachings of Abraham-Hicks for a number of years. As a result, I have experienced a dramatic increase in the quality of my life – greater Joy, more Peace, increased income, and a lot more laughter (frequently at myself!)
One of the habits I keep noticing is the tendency to be ‘problem focused”. Many of us have been taught by society to look for the flaws or problems with the misconception that if we can find what is not ideal or perfect, we can then ‘fix’ the problem and improve ourselves and our life.
What the Law of Attraction teaches is that whatever we focus upon, we get more of. So, if we look for what isn’t right, we get more of that!. I notice phrases like “The problem is…” or, “Everything is good, but …” “If only ….”
I find myself in the habit of noticing what I want to change, instead of giving 100% of my attention (and therefore my energy) to a desired outcome.
I can do this with my body. Instead of noticing all the things that are great about my body and my health, such as my stamina, my strong immune system, my healthy hair, how quickly I heal, how quickly I respond to exercise how well I sleep, my good digestion, the pleasure of my senses …. I will notice a problem. (I will not even mention any problems here!)
I can do the same thing with compliments. Even when I don’t say it out loud, when someone says I am good at something, my attention will automatically go to something I would like to improve! How crazy is that? I have to consciously remind myself to take in the compliment and acknowledge it’s validity to myself.
I believe it is very flawed thinking to diligently seek the problems to ‘fix’. It is very contrary to the Law of Attraction. What would happen if we just noticed and appreciated what is going well? What if we really became aware of all of the wonderful things about ourselves and our life?
I believe that if you hold an appreciative, positive perspective, if we became detectives working to find the good and the best in ourselves and our life, we would have such a rich, wonderful life, that any imperfections would be put in proper perspective . Problems would work themselves out, or be resolved almost effortlessly.
Think about how you feel when you are with someone who is happy, at peace and feels great about themselves. Don’t you feel drawn to them? Don’t you feel like helping them out if they need something? Doesn’t just being around them make you feel better?
What if we became one of those people? What if life became easy and effortless because we were so full of joy? What if this is how it is really supposed to be?