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4 Reasons I Don’t Believe in the Law of Attraction


Some of my friends online and off are advocates of the Law of Attraction.  They are the sweetest of people who truly wish the best for themselves and others.  From this perspective, I think their philosophy bring wonders of positivity to our world.

There are, however, a few sticking points that keep me from abiding comfortably with the Law of Attraction.  Ways in which it might lead you astray.  Here’s what I think.

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A reflection to help put your week into perspective!

Take a moment to consider your level of satisfaction.  How much effort are you putting into “obsessively”  trying to improve your external conditions rather than being satisfied in the moment?

“In Tibetan, the word for “body” is lü, which means “something you leave behind,” like baggage. Each time we say lü, it reminds us that we are only travelers, taking temporary refuge in this life and this body. In Tibet, people did not distract themselves by spending all their time trying to make their external circumstances more comfortable. They were satisfied if they had enough to eat, clothes on their backs, and a roof over their heads.

Going on, as we do, obsessively trying to improve our conditions, can become an end in itself, and a pointless distraction. Would people in their right mind think of fastidiously redecorating their hotel room every time they checked in to one?”

From Glimpse After Glimpse by Sogyal Rinpoche.  Follow the link to sign up for daily inspirational emails.

This is part of my series of compelling questions.

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