We are what we think about.
By Laura Goehrke
Recently, I’ve been extremely intrigued by the concept of the “law of attraction.” Many are familiar with this belief of “like attracts like," and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results.
The ideology has been around for centuries, as far back as the days of Buddha:
This concept of “thoughts becoming things” started garnering more attention in the early 1900s during the “New Thought Movement,” when philosophers such as Thomas Troward and Napoleon Hill began writing about it. Troward wrote, “the action of Mind plants that nucleus which, if allowed to grow undisturbed, will eventually attract to itself all the conditions necessary for its manifestation in outward visible form,” and Hill claimed that, “what the mind can conceive, it can achieve.”
In 2006, the “law of attraction” became a global sensation when the self help book The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, hit the stands. The Secret spoke all about this idea of positive thinking and visualization, and managed to sell over 19 million copies worldwide, and also gained spotlight on The Oprah Show.