These days, you don’t have to look too far to find hoards of gurus ready to help you answer the question: What is the Law of Attraction?
Arguably, one of the most famous of these folks is Rhonda Byrne. Her hit book and movie The Secret, is currently the de facto standard in all things metaphysical. Although she credits century old New Thought writers like Wallace D. Wattles for her inspiration, it was actually Plato who may have first answered the question: “What is the Law of Attraction?”
If he were still alive today his response would be simply: “likes attract”. This great philosopher, was of course, speaking of his “first law of affinity” and the science of chemistry. However, starting in the middle of the 20th century, scientists actually started to apply this law to us ordinary folks.
So, into today’s lingo, this translates as “we become what we think about”. Self-help legend, Earl Nightingale, actually coined this phrase in the 1950’s.
Does this mean that if you repeat a few Law of Attraction affirmations that fame, money and wealth are yours for the taking? Ah, if life were that simple! Affirmations can act as a springboard to train your mind to think more positively, but you still have to work hard at this.
Consider this – if your thoughts are constantly focused on “wanting” or “getting” something, then what you are really focusing on is you “lack” of something and thus you attract more of that negative stuff into your life. It took me a while to really understand how profound this is!
Training you mind to concentrate on positive thoughts and truly believing in your own self-worth are fundamental to the Law of Attraction. When you are able to grasp this concept, the door to abundance will fling itself wide open!
If you were given the chance to sit down with Plato and ask “What is the Law of Attraction?”, his response might sound something like this:
“Believe in yourself! You are a truly magnificent and deserving person! When you abandon the cycle of negative thinking, prosperity will follow.”
Now get to work!