“The Secret”

I watched the movie “The Secret,” again after several years. I feel as though I was “attracted” to the movie. If you have not seen it the movie talks about the concepts of the “Laws of Attraction.”

It is defined as follows: the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. … It is the Law of Attraction that uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality. In basic terms, all thoughts turn into things eventually. It also states that people tend to attract people who are similar to them—but it also suggests that people’s thoughts tend to attract similar results. Negative thinking is believed to attract negative experiences, while positive thinking is believed to produce desirable experiences.

As I have gone into research mode I have discovered that the laws of attraction is seen as “pseudoscience,” or a philosophy. So truly main stream science, medicine and psychology have made it into a fad. Because there is no way to truly statistically measure the results and it doesn’t fall into the category of true science.

The other concept of this is “Mindset,” patterns in which our mind normally operates toward certain determinations. OK, that is a mouthful of stating the obvious. Sure if we think it’s going to be a bad day, we have now attracted or patterned ourselves to the negative. No matter how we try to recover there is the underlying blah that has ruined our day. The “Phantom” menace.

In contrast, it is said that if you wake up and think that it is going to a great day, then rainbows and butterflies are the happy that you have attracted. OK, I know that is extreme, but it could happen. My education is in Psychology, I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. The concept of Mindfulness and Gratitude are what I feel are keys to happiness. When we spent time seeing the world in the present and are grateful for the life we have, even if there maybe some improvements that you want to make, happiness can be achieved.

No one gets “Anything” on a silver platter. Life is a work in progress. There is always learning opportunities that can improve our situation. Using our mindset or focusing our “energies” on the positive can change things. “They,” I’m guessing some expert, have tested the brain and as of today and I have not heard anything to contradict this, we only use, access, work 10% of our brain.

What the f&^%, so 90% of our brain is dormant? No, I don’t think so. I think that there is the ability for the human person to tap the energy in the 90% so that change and progress is happening. In this “magical” 90% of untapped energy there are complex synapses happening. No one can tell me that logical, technical people only need 10% to do complex equations. Or the artist painting a beautiful portrait is only accessing 10%.

Just saying! I went off on a tangent. Talking about our brain goes along with the concept of attraction and mindset. We are thinking, intelligent beings. The capacity in each of us to access the depth of our thinking to send out into the Universe positive energies is one thought away. Think about being kind, smiling as you walk by another person. Being present, conscious of how and what you are thinking.

The joke my mother, me and my sisters have is that if we talk about someone they show up later (within a week) or they call. I have done that with my daughters. It can be very weird at first, but then it is just what happens when there is the power of thoughts, positive energies sent out into the Universe.

I’m not asking anyone to believe, I just want you to wonder. Be curious, don’t take my word for it. Make your own inquiries. There are mystics, visionaries and prophets throughout history that saw the value of attraction and mindset. It is not new, it is not “new age,” it is not some fly-by-night bullshit I pulled out of my ass. There is a lot of stock in being Kind, Smiling and thinking Happy thoughts.

Like I said, not trying to force feed this to you. Just want you to wonder. Situations in this world are to say the least, stressful, so why not try thinking about happy. What does that look like? What do you want from this life or what do you want to achieve? The possibilities are endless!!!!

Lunatic Fringe Forever

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