Thursday, June 21, 2007

Buddha said, "What you have become is the result of what you have thought."

What goes around comes around. What the Buddha was talking about 2600 years ago has once again turned into a subject matter under scrutiny at cocktail parties. The Law of Attraction is the new age hot topic being bandied about under the title of "The Secret". Books are on the market and a movie is on the big screen.

According to Oprah's website, "The Secret is defined as the Law of Attraction, which states that like attracts like. The concept says that the energy you put into the world—both good and bad—is exactly what comes back to you. This means you create the circumstances of your life with the choices you make every day."

Sounds somewhat reasonable but let's look at the science of it all. According to Wikipedia, proponents of the modern Law of Attraction assert that it has roots in Quantum Physics; (but it's very sketchy how). They also maintain that thoughts have an energy that attracts like energy. Critics say it's just a lot of hooey with no basis in science.

I'm skeptical of any quick-fix solutions and have no patience with psycho-babel. The thing I'm wonderin' about is how much of the buffoonery that plays out in our day to day existence actually is created by us. I think I've hit on the "real" secret.

You see the thing is that while we spend a big chunk of the day (emotionally) balancing the good with the bad, the happy with the sad, and the pleasure with the pain, should we also be turning on a filter to tune out/turn down some of the external craziness that seeps into our lives like pervading dampness that slowly permeates our existence and chills us to the very bone? I mean, it makes sense, doesn't it? The more craziness we allow into our lives, the more there will be. It won't just disappear on its own. We've got to take action.

The only way to rid our lives of the toxins (people/jobs/behaviors/carbohydrates-lol) is to eliminate them from our reality. Think about it. Some of us waste a lot of time trying to fix people/jobs/behaviors! We try to help! We try to understand! We offer support!

For instance, if you have a job and the people at your workplace are dysfunctional as all get out and don't have high standards, don't try to fit in. Don't try to help them. Don't try to understand them. Don't offer support. Don't give them more than 1 opportunity to do the right thing. Don't try to change them. Don't give them your time and energy because they don't want to be changed and you run the risk of them latching on to you like leaches and sucking the life out of you slowly. Drop by drop. You can try to assist them all you want, but you ain't gonna get no where 'cause these folks don't want to change! They are fine with being sneaky, sleeze-balls.

Remember, there's a delete button on your computer so you can get rid of all the garbage that is clogging up your memory and slowing down your connection. You have a "delete" button in your life too.
Use it . . .

1 comment:

Cris said...

The "delete" button is a function I still have to learn how to use efficiently. I have a hard time "letting it go"!
But I do need to learn this lesson. It's going to be a mental exercise I will have to practice everyday as to remind me of this.
Changing has never been easy...but it always worth a try.