The term “Law of Attraction” has been thrown around a lot lately but most people still do not understand what it means. It really is a general term that states that if a person’s thought processes are clear and intention is focused, then those things they desire or need will come to them spontaneously and without struggle. There are actually many aspects to the Law of Attraction, some of these are obvious and can be easily demonstrated but other aspects of the idea are mystical, metaphysical and esoteric.
If one were to criticize the concept it could be said that the evidence provided is unmeasurable, usually anecdotal, and that because of the self-selecting nature of the positive reports, as well as the subjective nature of any results, these reports are susceptible to what Game Theory would call “confirmation bias” and “selection bias”. Critics point out that the law of attraction only seems to work because most of the anecdotes associated with the theory are about people who live in circumstances that offer some path allowing them to overcome adversity. Much of the world, unfortunately, does not offer these escape routes to ordinary people, no matter how “positively” they think.
Self Esteem is a state of mind.
I received this classic tale from the world of human potential and from my friend Safeer and wanted to share it.
A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.”
He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, “Who still wants it…?” Still the hands were up in the air. “Well,” he replied, “What if I do thi…s?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.
“My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We may feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE.
You are special-Don’t EVER forget it.” If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to, or the hope that it may bring. Count your blessings, not your problems.
It will look like this: Using Self-Esteem to Attract What You Want