“What you seek is seeking you”.
This is a very famous quote by the renowned poet and scholar Rumi. Poets and philosophers from every era have propagated the idea of manifestation,
and this age-old saying can be interpreted as Rumi teaching us to trust the Universe for bringing to us what truly belongs to us.
The Law of Attraction is a law based on this idea of manifestation, and with the rising interest in spirituality in the last couple of years, the LoA has become a very popular and much spoken-about topic. There is no scientific backing to this law, however, and it is considered as a pseudoscience. To the believers, questioning the validity of the LoA is akin to blasphemy, and to the uninitiated, it may seem silly to believe that such a law exists.
So what is the Law of Attraction? Simply put, the LoA says that you will attract in your life whatever you focus on.
Whatever you give your energy and attention to, it finds its way to you. It works on a ‘like attracts like’ principle. So, if you stay focused on the positive things in life, you will attract more positive and good things in life, and if you’re focused on the negative things, you will attract negativity in your life.
Well, no. The idea behind LoA is that when you think positively and believe that a higher power is working in your favour, you are more encouraged to go after your dreams and put in the work and efforts needed to manifest your dreams and desires into reality. Paulo Coelho’s famous quote, “When you want something, the whole Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” sums up this idea.
Like all things in the world, whether to believe or not in the Law of Attraction lies with the individual alone. But it surely is an interesting concept, to spark interest even in the most sceptic minds.
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Written by: Debashree Chowdhury