|Pierre Bonnard - The Open Window|
I don't know exactly why, but I have doubts about this, like I have with for example 'the Secret' and 'the Law of Attraction'.
In my eyes it's far not the whole picture.
There is a layer beneath, I think.
In the core it isn't about 'thoughts' (what's still mind)
So, when people want to create the life they are dreaming of and use the "think positive & the power of affirmations- tool", they still give focus to the mind.
For me the 'power' doesn't lay in 1] focus, and not in 2] mind.
The power of the heart is stronger (in my eyes).
That's where your intentions laying.
And those are the ones who direct, even though I don't think I can say it that unsubtle. It's such a very, very subtle (and by nobody to explain--> excuse me 'Law of Attraction'/ 'the Secret' fans and many modern 'spiritual teachers'-followers) interaction!
The Law of Attraction a law of nature?
I doubt (as you see).
For me it's nothing more than an explaination.
But not complete (what's never possible).
'You are what you're thinking'.
This is all 'mind', isn't it?
Focusing on positiveness means: focussing.
And what is focussing?
It isn't attention for the whole.
In my eyes it's all about 'being'. Not about 'thinking' and 'focussing'.
Focussing isn't my way.
'Being' is a continue (yes, second by second) research on what's 'right','truth' 'good' and 'meaningful'. And skipping (by seeing trough) the rest, the 'false', the ballast (an integral process; heart, mind, etc, everything included)
Then there is space, and is 'good' (where we all surrounded with) able to shine in!
Putting a lot of effort (what's not really how it goes in nature, does it?) in attracting or 'just' open your windows (by throwing off what isn't truth)?
The first is good to sell, and maybe easier to do, but the second...
...everything and all and neverending!