I have read the book 15 years ago. I found the idea interesting, but never really applied the concept consciously. It is one of the movie recommended for self-development. Shall I try it? I mentioned it to Sophia last year, and my 7 year old seems to have a more solid grasp of the law. While playing ludo earlier, she was saying things like, “Mommy, I attract to roll a 6!”.
Here are 10 quotes that piqued my interest again:
1. “Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.” – Rhonda Byrne
Sophia and I have been doing this for a year now. Every night before we sleep, we each list down 3 things that we are grateful for. I hope my daughter continues this exercise.
2. “When you focus on lack and scarcity and what you don’t have, you fuss about it with your family, you discuss it with your friends, you tell your children that you don’t have enough – “We don’t have enough for that, we can’t afford that” – then you’ll never be able to afford it, because you begin to attract more of what you don’t have. If you want abundance, if you want prosperity, then focus on abundance. Focus on prosperity.” – Lisa Nichols
Lately I have been thinking about reading Rich Kid Smart Kid again. I am sure I can do better at giving financial lessons to my daughter at an early age. Whenever Sophia asks for something, I am conscious not to say things like “Mommy cannot afford it” or “That is too expensive”. I think I have internalized the importance of what I tell my daughter at an early age and its impact to the way she thinks about things in the future.
3. “See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it. It always works, it works every time with every person” – Bob Proctor.
When you live in a crowded and messy tiny apartment, this is quite a challenging task. However, sure, I will still give it a shot. My daughter is a lot better at this. She sometimes tell me about this mansion she will have someday, with a jacuzzi and a huge garden and of course, Mommy’s room. I promise next time this happens, I will imagine with her with conviction.
4. “Many people in Western culture are striving for success. They want the great home, they want their business to work, they want all these outer things. But what we found in our research is that having these outer things does not necessarily guarantee what we really want, which is happiness. So we go for these outer things thinking they’re going to bring us happiness , but it’s backward. You need to go for the inner joy, the inner peace, the inner vision first, and then all of the outer things appear.” – Marci Shimoff
I could not agree more. Every one of us have a slightly different meaning of happiness and what brings it about, but yes, what people really want at the end of the day is happiness. I am still not set on this theory though, if we are happy, are we inspired to do more and be more? Or would not that state bring with it a feeling of contentment that makes us stay in one place?
5. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” – Henry Ford.
Let us always think (and believe) that we can!
6. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions” – Albert Einstein.
Unfortunately, I am at a disadvantage here. My right side of the brain is not as efficient as the left. I am more of a technical person, calculating the pros and cons, making lists and all that. I know I want something, that more often than not, it is a bit challenging for me to really picture it. I should work on this.
7. “Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we’re on track or not, whether we’re on course or off course. See it’s the feeling that really creates the attraction not just the picture or the thought.” – Jack Canfield.
The first statement is common sense. Yes, we cry happy tears when we are overwhelmed with joy, but needless to say, we are not on course if we feel sad and lonely and frustrated and disappointed and helpless and whathaveyous. Does he mean the more we feel these things however, we will attract events to make us feel more of them? It is like a vicious cycle, eh?
8. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him” – Buddha.
I know it is Buddha, and he is the enlightened one, so how can he be incorrect, right? But I beg to disagree. I can enumerate some people who does not act or speak with a pure thought at all, but it does not look like pain has followed him or her. Unless maybe the Buddha is talking about the person’s next life maybe. This is exactly why I stand by the argument that life is not fair. In the end however, I still believe that if we do good, we will be rewarded somehow.
9. “What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists.” – Alexander Graham Bell
Well, Mr. Bell, maybe nobody has telephoned you about this power. But in the future after your historical invention, people discovered this power and called it the law of attraction. If only Google were available then.
10. “You create your own universe as you go along” Winston Churchill
This is also one thing I cannot seem to go onboard with. I sure did not imagine, or attract, or manifest this pandemic somehow, but it happened! Unless I believe the seemingly ridiculous conspiracy out there, who wanted this COVID-19? Who freakingly kidded and created this? Not funny, right? And if a person is poor or heartbroken or ill, did he or she somehow attracted these things? Who want them? Ok, so you say they are doing it subconsciously. Well, if prominent people are in on this secret, why do not they make it possible to spread the idea around? I mean, instead of spreading diseases, right? Are these people unbelievably selfish to keep it to themselves?
Anyway, great movie. Motivating and everything. The challenge really is, like always, to practice it. I want to attract love, health and wealth.
Do you believe in the law of attraction?