Why Law of Attraction And The Secret Book Don’t Make Sense!!
In the past few years, the law of attraction has gained massive popularity mainly because of books like “The Secret.” My next sentence might hurt some people here but the 90% people will be agreeing with me.
“The secret book is useless and the law of attraction explained in this book is fake”
Well, if the above sentence hurt you then I am not sorry and, in this article, I am going to prove my words.
Having said that, I will also tell you the real meaning of law of attraction and how you can do it according to holy book or more like a humanity guide, “Bhagwat Geeta”
“Why The Secret Book and Its Law of Attraction is Useless”
If you had mentioned about the law of attraction to any scientist few years ago, they would have called you insane. Because science believes in logic and as per science, our body has an aura and our body has protons, if I speak in laymen terms then these protons are like magnet. Now try to understand this, the magnet has two polls, north poll and south poll. The opposite polls attract each other, they can’t attract same polls. In fact, the same polls repel. If we keep this concept into consideration then your positive thoughts should attract negative thoughts and vibes. Hence, science simply doesn’t believe in the law of attraction.
But there are some things in this universe that are beyond science and logic. And this is where spirituality comes. Now, you must have understood that the law of attraction is not made by science. If we dig deeper into the history of the law of attraction, Lord Shri Krishna (Indian God) introduced this concept in Bhagwat Geeta. In fact, Bible and Quran also talk about the law of attraction directly or indirectly.
Now, you must be thinking but how can this prove the law of attraction of the secret book wrong, right?
Here is how:
As per the book, The Secret, the rules of the law of attraction says:
1. Ask: In the book, the author says ask for whatever you want in your life, it could be getting a brand-new Lamborghini, meeting your favorite celebrity or working in your dream company. Basically, just ask from the universe what you want. Till here, it made sense to me.
2. Believe and Imagine: In the second step, the author asks you to believe in your desire and visualize it as your desire has already come true. This step is stupid and that’s what I am going to prove you.
First of all, if you start acting as if your desire has come true, your goals will actually go far away from you because part of your subconscious mind believes as if you have what you desire. The famous author Ryan Holiday and Shwetabh Gangwar have mentioned in their book, “Ego is the enemy”, and “The rudest book ever” that “don’t boost about what haven’t happened yet” and Ryan Holiday also says that if you live in your imaginary world where everything that you wanted has come true, you will feel that you have already achieved it whereas in reality you are not even closer and that takes you away from goals. Besides, thinking about your goals consumes your energy and you need energy to take actions. If you just imagine and think, you wouldn’t be having enough energy to work hard.
You work hard only when you know that the journey is long not when you think you already have everything. When you feel fear of losing your goals, you force yourself to work hard. The law of attraction simply creates an imaginary bubble around and you feel everything is “pink and cute”
This is the first reason why this law of attraction is fake. Though, some people may want to argue on my first point but my second argument is taken directly from “Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta” and that will hit you hard:
“The Law of Karma”
Let’s take an example of two people, person A who is a beggar and thinks that he will not get anything to eat today and person B who thinks about having a brand-new car. Do you think that the person A will not get anything to eat just because he thinks like that and person B will get a new car just because he believes in it?
According to The Secret book, the answer is Yes! But according to Bhagwat Geeta and any other religious book, the answer is NO!
Do you know why?
Well, here is the truth, according to Bhagwat Geeta, you get what you work for. Or if I quote the words from “Think & Grow Rich by Napolen Hill” then “you don’t get paid for what you know, you get paid for what you do”
The Secret book is based on GRRED. Whereas, the law of karma is based on DEEDS.
Now, the question is “Does the Law of Attraction Fake?”
The answer is NO!
The law of attraction is not fake but the way modern books like the secret are explaining, that is fake and this is going to be dangerous for you in fact.
I am going to break down what I have learnt from Bhagwat Geeta to make the law of attraction work for you:
- Man is made by his belief: Lord Shri Krishna explains in Bhagwat Geeta that “Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is” which means that your reality is shaped by your perception and your thoughts. The way you see the world, the world becomes like that for you. If you think you are a happy person, you become happy and your subconscious mind starts searching for happiness rather than focusing on problems. Hence, if you want your goals to come true, you will have to believe that you can achieve them.
2. The Law of Karm: Lord Shri Krishna says in Bhagwat Geeta that “you have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work.” The secret book makes you a greedy person by attaching your desire with the outcomes whereas Bhagwat Geeta explains this very bluntly that you should not attach your emotions with the outcomes and focus on your goals and work.
According to the law of karma, you will automatically get what you have worked for. You don’t need to manifest that nor you need to ask that from God because if you think that you can achieve your goals just by sitting there and following The Secret book then you are cheating on yourself.
Universe knows what to give and how much to give you. Universe would not be kind to you just because you are closing your eyes and thinking of your goals because Universe hasn’t read THE SECRET book. Universe believes in the law of karma.
The secret book makes you run towards your desires whereas the real law of attraction or Bhagwat Geeta makes you run towards your goals. For example: Getting a big new car is a desire but becoming a business man is a goal and the best thing is if you can achieve your goals, the desires automatically come true.
I hope after reading this article you could realize why The law of attraction doesn’t work for most of the people and how “The Secret” is useless.
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