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Do you believe in law of attraction?

Is there someone who believe in law of attraction? The law of attraction say you can attract something if you can have a vision and feelings about it, whether it's about a life partner or career or something else and keep it in your mind long enough.
What is your opinion? Could you give any example in your life?

Sensiwoman7 6 June 30

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"I do believe in fairies! I DO believe in fairies!" (closes eyes)

@MrLizard
Very funny!

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I know I can attract Scarlett Johanssen, I know I can!

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No. Here's an excerpt from Psychology Today about some of the teachings of the LOA


No Compassion: "Don’t get involved with anything negative like charity or helping the needy. This will attract more negativity and poverty. Wallace Wattles, a LOA founder wrote, “Do not talk about poverty; do not investigate it, or concern yourself with it. Do not spend your time in charitable work, or charity movements, all charity only tends to perpetuate the wretchedness it aims to eradicate.” and “Give your attention wholly to riches; ignore poverty."

Rhonda Byrne in The Secret takes this a step further, “If you see people who are overweight, do not observe them…If you think or talk about diseases, you will become sick. What you think or surround yourself with – good or bad, is what you will bring upon yourself.” If you believe in a LOA avoid any of the “helping or health” professions such as physician, nurse, hospital worker, clergy, psychologist, police officer, paramedic, etc. Avoid professions in which you deal with poor people such as accountant, mortgage broker, banker, lawyer, etc. While research shows that charitable work, empathy and volunteering is beneficial to both the giver and receiver, avoid these things if you believe in a LOA."

No Support: "Since you will always attract what you think about, you need to avoid any type of support groups for people with mental or physical illnesses or for people with similar experiences. Research shows that support groups such as alcoholics anonymous, weight watchers, or breast cancer support are beneficial. The LOA incorrectly predicts that you will make your problems worse."

Blame the Victim: "The only reason that anything bad could ever happen to you is because you were thinking bad thoughts. If someone rear-ends you in a car – 100% your fault. If you get breast cancer – 100% your fault (not genetics). If you get raped or abused – 100% your fault. Children getting killed by terrorists, sick babies in the intensive care unit, victims of floods, hurricanes, natural disasters, the Holocaust – yes, their fault. We all know deep inside that this is ridiculous to even suggest. However, it is a basic, fundamental premise of the LOA."

[psychologytoday.com]

LOA is just fucked up and inhumane, and the charlatans are laughing all the way to the bank.

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No. Coincidences happen and then irrational minds attribute them to ethereal forces that they wish were real.

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No, it doesn’t. Sometimes, no matter how bad you want it, think about it, try to attract it: wishing just can’t make it so. It’s a fairy tale, like prayer. If you pray and it ‘works’: coincidence.

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I'd say it's a load of bollocks!

Pete66 Level 6 June 30, 2018
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It's crap.

cava Level 7 June 30, 2018
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I do believe in it very strongly. I tried it many times and found that it works wonders!

@JustKip hmmm I'll have a look at it

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Nope. It's hokum. Bunk. Snake oil.

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While meditating on the wellness and happiness of a person that I did not know, after some time the person approached me with friendship.

that's a lovely coincidence

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No, I don’t.

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If I have 2 magnets and I hold the negative attracting force close to the positive attracting force I believe they will be attracted to each other.

azzow2 Level 9 June 30, 2018
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Nope. It’s all wishful thinking.

UUNJ Level 8 June 30, 2018
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No. But it sure is a beautiful notion.

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I believe that's the distance squared law. Or cube. Something like that. Sir Isaac Newton.

You mean the inverse square law?
[en.wikipedia.org]

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I'm to ignorant on the subject to have a valid answer.

Haha ok

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Not in the slightest. But I do believe in self-fulfilling prophecy and people's ability to convince themselves of the most amazing things, by virtue of selectively paying attention.

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I find the Law of Attraction vile--yet another 'blame the victim' ideology. Did you get attacked? Well, you attracted that. Are you having trouble paying rent and about to be throw out of your house? Well, you attracted that.

LoA has NO compassion, and in fact, encourages us to avoid those who are suffering. It's just another version of the Evangelical's Prosperity Doctrine... warmed over for New Age groups who no longer believe in the Devil, so call it Ego. Who still believe in God but can't call it that anymore.

I agree. You put that very well. I think it dangerous. Vulnerable people are risk of blaming themselves just because they didn't 'believe enough'. Sounds familiar

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Must be one of the many laws I keep breaking.

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LOL!
Of course it works.
For everyone.
All the time.
Sadly, it brings both bad and good, depending on what people are able to envision for themselves, hence the saying of the rich getting richer even if they suffer a major setback, and the poor staying poor, even if they win the lottery.

We are co-creators of our own universe..making our own reality.

“Consciousness is fundamental and matter is derived from consciousness." – Max Planck, theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics

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If the laws of attraction are written, the books would fill a library!

jj665 Level 4 June 30, 2018
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I definitely believe in it. Whatever I focus on runs the other way screaming. 🙂

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Interesting. I didn’t know a whole lot about it before reading this and the comments. People have a good point about confirmation bias and self fulfilling prophecy. At the same time though hypnosis does work on some and you could probably use “the law of attraction” to attract some people through suggestion.

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Nope. My experience of myself and those iI observe is that we all have people we would like to be attracted to, but mos of us end up with someone else whom we didn't really ever expect to be attracted to.

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It also says acting according to those visions and beliefs as if it already is in order to attract it. You would be amazed at how many act differently or even completely opposite to their vision and feelings.

It also requires a person to be able to see honestly what is going on around them. Many turn a blind eye or assume things that may or may not be related.

AmyLF Level 7 July 1, 2018
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