Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction is a concept which suggests that you attract the type of energy you put into the universe. Let me give you an example. If you are always kind and supportive towards others you will receive kindnesss and support in return. Likewise, if you are always rude and disrespectful towards others, others will react the same way to you. How you treat others is how you can expect them to treat you. What you put your focus and energy into is what will come back to you.

There is a book which explains the philosophy of LOA in further depth named, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. There are some principles (i.e postive thinking and visualisation) that the Law of Attraction promotes which I agree with and practice often without thinking twice, and there are others which are completely absurd to me. One of those absurdities includes having the belief that the 'universe' gives us the the things we desire.

As someone of faith I know and believe that the universe does not bestow us with gifts and grant us wishes as the book claims. The universe does not shower us with blessings, God does. In the book Byrne does mention that sections of the book have been inspired by The Bible (and other religious texts) but in all honesty I believe The Secret denies the power of God and replaces it with what I call, 'universe worship.' It essentially seeks to encourage the reader to credit the universe for God's doing which is wrong. My belief and faith lies in God alone, not the universe!

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
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