I’m not religious. I don’t believe in a higher power. So, I don’t believe the universe is doing anything to help us. In my own way, though, I do believe in the law of attraction.
I believe in the law of attraction, because I believe our attitude and the way we treat people has a direct impact on what we attract. Here are examples of what I mean:
- If we are generally good to others, people will generally be good to us
- If we have the confidence to believe things will work out for us, things will tend to go well for us.
- If we are motivated much more often by love than fear, scary things are less likely to happen to us.
I try, but fail more often than I wish was true, to remember the above points. Intellectually, they make a lot of sense:
- If you lack confidence, you will settle for outcomes you know aren’t good.
- If you believe things never work out, you will, whether you know it or not, do things to help them not work.
- If you are afraid of something not going well, you will be quick to quit at the first sign of trouble.
But here is the most important reason why I believe in the law of attraction: if you don’t believe in the law of attraction, you will not see how, in most cases, the bad thing in your life is related to things you have done that didn’t work for you. Often, something isn’t working because something else or a number of things didn’t work before. Sometimes, it takes years. Other times it takes months. Eventually, a bad decision, an opportunity ignored, change not made–will result in a bad outcome. If you don’t believe in the law of attraction, you will be unable to deconstruct the situation to understand what you did to help get you where you wish you weren’t.