My flatmate/ bestfriend/ kinda GF just got some awful news.
She has had to fly home for a serious operation and as a result quit a really good ridiculously well paying job.
While trying to console her yesterday I tried to explain my thoughts on the law of attraction.
for anyone who isnt familiar with this law this is the gist of it
The law of attraction is the name given to the belief that "like attracts like" and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring
about positive or negative results. For example, if a person opened an envelope expecting to see a bill, then according to the law of attraction, the
envelope would "confirm" those thoughts and contain a bill when opened. A person who decided to instead expect a check might, under the same law, find
a check instead of a bill
The above is a very simplified example of how it works but Im sure most of you are familiar with the concept.
So anyway I went on to explain how against all odds and even numerous cases of self sabotage life always worked out for me and the universe always
seemed to give me what I wanted even if I wasnt consciously aware I wanted it.
She then said something that really got me thinking, she said "Its easy for you to be positive, nothing bad has ever happened to you!!!" She then told
me about growing with parents who basically locked her in her room for 5 years letting her out only for music lessons and school, not even telling her
when her brother died. being molested on a train in India, being fecked over by boyfriends and friends, the list went on.
It hit me like a ton of bricks, she was right.
Everything apart from grandparents who were all at least 65 dying nothing bad has happened to me and even the small things that hadnt gone right were
all basically my fault, each negative in my life was a direct result of a mistake I made that even at the time I knew I shouldnt be doing.
How can I possibly tell someone who has been through that sort of stuff to stay positive when I have no way of understanding her mindset?
So I wanna hear what people think, are positive people just lucky that fate has been kind?
Do you know anyone who stays positive despite nothing but bad happening to them?
Do you know anyone whos constantly negative despite everything always working out for them?
edit on 29-10-2012 by IkNOwSTuff because: (no
edit on 29-10-2012 by IkNOwSTuff because: (no reason given)