Very simply, the Law of Attraction is this:
You attract the things you focus on.
Life is a mixed bag, no getting around it. There's a lot of awful stuff...but there's also a lot of unbelievably wonderful stuff. We get to decide what to focus on. If we focus on the crap, then that's what we are more likely to find more of, simply because that's what we're tuned in to.
There's nothing woo-woo about this. It's not magic. If you want more of something in your life, you need to tune in to what you want. Keep your eyes open for it or go looking for it.
Want more good experiences? Focus on the good you see. Want more great friends? Focus on the great people you know. Want more miracles? Focus on the miraculous.
For the Law of Attraction to work, you don't have to actually do anything other than change what you pay attention to.
A related idea is the Law of the Harvest:
You reap what you sow.
If the Law of Attraction is what you pay attention to, then the Law of the Harvest is how you act. If you are focused on briars, you won't see the violets. Further, you can't expect violets to grow if you're actively planting briars.
If you want to see real change in your life, you have to honestly examine your thinking and your actions and then make changes. You can't go around spreading negativity and then expect happy to pop up. Instead you need to start being hopeful and spreading that hope. You can't gossip about your acquaintances and expect people to trust you and to have a supportive tribe. Instead, you need to be complimentary and supportive when talking to and about others. You can't focus on all the negativity in the world and expect to feel happy. Instead you need to seek out and tell inspiring, loving and laughable stories.
It's not easy to always do these things, but we're not after perfection; we're after improvement.
Every positive change, even the smallest one, will contribute to a better outcome for you. Patient persistence will result in astounding long term gains.
I really want to know how you're doing: How have you seen these laws work in your life?
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