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Just because you can’t prove that something doesn’t exist, doesn’t mean that it does exist.
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rebelathearttt asked: hello! I've been reading about the law of attraction for awhile now, and a part of it says you can attract the type of person you want into your life or a specific person. But I'm having a hard time understand this concept. Especially when it says longing or being desperate for the person pushes them away because of the energy you send them. But how can one think of someone constantly without it eventually turning obsessive and into a longing for them. Please help me to understand
Attraction seems to flourish in the sincere absence of need. Often it is when we give up and surrender that we are finally open to grace.
We really have no control as to who finds us truly attractive. Perhaps physical appearance, social status, career, income, and whatnot all pose as being desirable. But is that attraction? Intimate attraction is more than the sum of its parts.
A magnet doesn’t need to know about metal in order to attract it. Similarly, you don’t intellectually need to know what you want to attract. In fact, as you have pointed out, getting too hung up on that leads to obsession, neediness, and desperation.
A magnet attracts by being attractive. Duh, right? So too will you attract graceful circumstances if you make yourself attractive. But as I said to begin with, attraction flourishes in the absence of need. To be without need, to be in a state of surrender, is to be attractive.
In that place, there is no thought of what you can get out of it. There is no thought of what “I” want. It is already Whole.
“The most exquisite paradox…as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.” ~ Ram Dass
I am not a proponent of the whole “law of attraction” thing because it emphasizes the attraction over the surrender. It fools people into thinking that what they receive is the goal, the reward. In a sense, it perpetuates the illusion in desire. There is some limited use in the law of attraction, for example when someone is trying to heal, but there is limitless use in surrender, for surrender is its own reward.
What if the person you want to attract isn’t the person you need? What if there is a possibility waiting for you that you have not or cannot yet conceive? The problem with the law of attraction is that it assumes you know what is best for you. By all means, obsess and attract and cling to whatever you wish. But what is it you really want: lasting happiness or the objects of your desire?
Find out. A good place to start, which does touch on the way life responds harmoniously to inner harmony, is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
Namaste :) Much love.
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