Just curious, do you believe in karma or law of attraction?
It is magical thinking- irrational nonsense - to believe in karma, law of attraction (whatever that is), soul mates, invisible gods, ghosts, zombies, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, etc.
From Psychology Today, a great article on magical thinking:
I don't believe in magic, or anything supernatural, but I do believe that actions have consequences, and that if you are mindful of something you want, you are more likely able to make it happen than if you put no thought into it. Also, I've seen plenty of times, people making their own fears come true by worrying about them too much.
Karma: depends on how it is defined. Typically, when someone oversteps boundaries with you, and you think “karma will get him or her”, then it is safe to assume that person will overstep boundaries with others who are less tolerant. Karma will meet them. In that sense, yes, karma exists.
Law of attraction: depends on your definition. Typically we are attracted to people who meet our needs whatever it may be. So, attraction is more based on your personal needs than the other person being “attractive.” (Attractiveness is a combination of physical looks and emotional needs).
No and no. Both can encourage apathy and a lack of empathy and compassion for others. 'It's your fault you have had misfortune because you thought that into existence.'
'It's the fault of those 20,000+ children under the age of 5 who die every day, brutally and agonizingly, from starvation.'
'The inmates of Auschwitz and Buchenwald had it coming to them.' and on and on.
From Psychology Today, highlighting #7 "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.
Despite what the nay sayers say the law of attraction manifests itself much in the way the placebo effect has real world consequences.
It's real and simple.
First we look at Luck:
When Oppurtunity meets preparation.
If you go about everyday being negative you are unlikely to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities.
If you're positive you're more likely to head into the day prepared to take advantage of an Oppurtunity.
Your mood greatly affects other people and their interactions with you. Which compounds the end result.
I posted this about Karma a while back "From Merriam-Webster Dictionary. - - "Karma" - - "The force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person's next existence."
I do not buy it. This is the ultimate let-the-filthy-ruler or crooked-ass-politician (Henry Kissinger for example) who has committed all kinds of atrocities off of the hook doctrine. Christianity shares the same fault, one of a huge number of faults, in that it holds that people will be rewarded or punished in some fanciful afterlife. It takes the responsibility away from society for punishing such behavior, and sublimates it to some abstract non-existent realm . . . . . and, who exactly do you suppose it serves? . . . the very people who do the atrocities. As long as you believe that they will be punished in some "future existence", you are a lot less likely to hold them accountable in the here and now . . . . and were exactly does that get you and them? No surprise that those in power have so much to gain from doctrines like these, and no surprise that they do what they can to perpetuate and support such belief systems. "
As for the "law of attraction", I think that people get in a funk, where they choose the same kind of partner over and over again, unless they consciously attempt to go against it . . . . in general we are
not much different than animals though, when it comes to attraction.
Karma in the religious sense no.. however i believe in doing good things to help restore faith in humanity and encourage people to do the same.. naturally you get a mix of bad and good people do different things to you some are good and some are bad but you learn how to spot the good ones and keep them around. That's why good people have good people in their company and they help each other which creates positive atmosphere. positive people attract positive actions and have more relaxed mind to spot the positive opportunities and this is the law of attraction.. nothing outside our own brain and capacity.
No and no.
Karma implies that there is a cosmic moral balance that maintains itself in some way, and that bad actions and good actions are somehow influenced by this or are what upset this underlying moral order. It's a nice idea but it is also complete conjecture.
As for the law of attraction, it seems to imply something similar. Sure, if you're positive and have ample opportunity, then it is possible to get the things you want. However, belief that the universe will work in your favour implies intent... It's inanimate. It has no intentions.
I guess I sort of want to believe in karma, that's why I'm Agnostic rather than Atheist, because I see so little justice in how most things work in this world. But I don't believe in the law of attraction regarding our thoughts bringing experiences into our lives. I believe things come into our lives either purely by chance or fate sometimes and other times by our actions and choices, not by our thoughts. Sounds too New Age woo to me.