31 March 2012

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction states that we can only attract to ourselves qualities which we already possess.

This law in recent years seems to have taken on a life of its own. You can become educated and become a certified law of attraction practitioner. People see its value with their employment, possible relationships, and a way to further their own self-growth program.

When I read this law I usually think of where I am now and where I want to be. Yet as I write this I am thinking of the past. The reason I am thinking like this is because of the recent drug arrest at Texas Christian University (TCU.) I was reading on a sports message board and how all over the place opinions were on the matter.

One person said he couldn't understand how an athlete can throw away a scholarship just to get high. He said when he went to school, none of his close friends did any drugs and just a few people he knew ever did anything like that.

A few posts later, another person said what I was thinking. He said, all his friends in school partook
in recreational drug use and he maybe knew three people who never touched the stuff.

Neither person was better or worse then the other... it was just at that time in their lives they were attracted to different people.

Right then it dawned on me how my own Law of Attraction has changed through the years. The first guy I met when I went to college was a person who liked beer. And to start that attraction kept us together. As I began to meet more people and began smoking pot and doing other drugs along with drinking beer... my friendship with that first person ended. We still would talk and say hi to each other but were never close again. That is until he learned how my life has changed. We don't talk often but when we do it is like when we first met.

My laws have changed. In my thirties I hung around around with people that wanted to party, realizing that this was their final chance to enjoy that lifestyle. In my thirties, my attraction changed to the guy who worked hard all day and just wanted to party all night.

Now I look at attraction as people who want to live a quiet life... the idea of hanging around with active drunks or addicts does not thrill me at all. I am not attracted to that lifestyle anymore. It is not part of my dreams, nor my reality. And that is neither right nor wrong. It is rather that the law of attraction will change and evolve as we change and evolve.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As I changed through the program, which included a searingly honest look at myself, I found I needed to mix with people on a similar path...NOT because (as some suggested) I had been taken over by the 'Cult' of AA but simply for my own growth. I needed to grow and needed fresh soil in which to do it.

Jenna