Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them. And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment.
Very thoughtful and extensive response.
I appreciate that your goals do not involve caviar or a large yacht. My goals also do not include these things. However, the founders of the law of attraction do focus on material wealth and abundance as the main reasons to invoke the law of attraction.
Law of attraction practiced prior to the 1800s. If you are referring to arcane practices in Babylon and Biblical times that we have little knowledge of, I am aware and have looked at these. If there are some specific and relevant references I would be interested in hearing them. As you believe in a LOA, most of what you hear will be filtered through this lens. As I now do not, most of what I hear will be seen through that lens.
In terms of science, one of the criteria for a theory to be useful is if it can be tested. The LOA can make predications and be tested. Thus, like any scientific theory, it is easier to disprove than to prove.
If we keep moving the bar and making multiple excuses why the LOA isn't working - we don't know how to use it, it's too powerful, there are secrets we don't understand, we weren't focused enough, etc. Then, even if it were real - which I do not believe it is, it would still be ineffective and of little value.
You are describing how it is desirable to have the good and bad. Death is good. Aging is good. Disease is good. I don't necessarily disagree with your premise. However, these are not the things that people typically want or desire to fill their lives. When you talk about creation and destruction being natural phenomenon, I agree. But invoking the law of attraction should stop the destruction part if that's what I want to attract. This is irrespective of it being objectively good or bad.
In terms of visualizing perfect outcomes, please reference a source . All of the blinded, randomized studies of which I am aware show that this LOA method is inferior and detrimental.
Athletes who successfully visualize spend minimal time on the perfect future and standing on a podium,. They spend an extensive amount of time visualizing the process and the journey, which should really be avoided if you are relying on a LOA.
We could go back and forth for years about this since your beliefs are based on faith and mine are based on proven effectiveness. You have faith in a system that sometimes seems to work for you and when it doesn't you adapt your thinking to say, this is obviously good for me and that's why I'm attracting it. I would rather make my list of goals based on my values and principles and attain them in an inspired (by a more complete visualization method) in an action-based system where I am in control..
I encourage you to read my Throw Away Your Vision Board book for more detailed analyses. My next book will elucidate Kay to Achieve Principles including the Principle of Attraction.
Thanks you Rusking for taking the time for your thoughtful comments.
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