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originally posted by: ketsuko
So then, to what do you attribute the ever present fear of "The Man" that pervades many layers of society? Is that not just as obstructive to an individual's ability to think, self-realize and achieve as any religion?
I think in many ways we are our own worst enemy. We construct our own barriers to success and lay the blame on them when the only ones building those fences are ourselves. Yes, there are some external barriers, but in the vast majority of cases where some outside agency is blamed for a person's lack of ability to get ahead, the blame also lies inside themselves.
originally posted by: scojak
Think about it like this. Do a Google search for "not above top secret". Though you want things that are not ATS, every result on the first page is for ATS. It's the same as when you focus on what you don't what... you end up getting it.
originally posted by: alomaha
I was wrecking my mind with this subject for so long...in vein. Until I finally realized that you cannot conceive something with your mind which is inconceivable by your mind. Many people "think" that they are their mind but that is not true. It's just small part of our our overall being, maybe even not a part of our being but just some kind of parasite attached to our being. So it is very hard for that little part to be fully aware of the whole.
originally posted by: OrioniusAtlantai
I've read in numerous articles that the law of attraction is founded upon positive thinking. It is also stated that negativity tends to attract faster than positive. They say things you don't want tend to attract at a faster rate because we tend to think on the negative rather than the positive.
originally posted by: Bluesma
People can be stirred to produce more emotion for things they don't want by others, by the media, by groups and religions- through speaking of those things and encouraging anger, sadness, fear about them.
My point here was that we could say people thus affected are being manipulated against their will, as the OP suggests.
originally posted by: candlestick
Because Law of Attraction is BS.
A lot of people take to the belief that manifesting is just "wishing" for something and getting it without effort. Well, I don't subscribe to that philosophy
However, there is another form of manifestation that is very close to that first form - what you do is, you visualize something in your mind, write it down, and then get there. After a lot of practice, what really happens is, you begin to learn how to think critically and problem-solve. The visuals are important because you have to be able to imagine and manipulate variables that aren't directly in front of you.
the values given to you by religions and society are not really useful, because they don't tell you anything about what to do in any kind of situation you might find yourself in - in fact, they are mostly meant to limit your perspective and experiences.
But you also discover that there are useful pieces of wisdom that do help one manifest in this fashion without harming others or themselves. You can probably see the problem here that arises from having unlimited manifestation power -
It can take a lot of character to be able to use it in a fashion that doesn't come back to bite you, or others, see
a lot of Western religions are built on confusing people's cause-and-effect mechanisms to make it so that when they try to manifest something, they do it in an unhealthy manner. Basically, religion seems to be made for the direct and exclusive purpose of breaking people's ability to manifest.