Is it true that we attract what we think about?
Sure, if you know people who are happy, successful and fulfilled, they tend to have better ways of thinking and responding emotionally in life. Watch people who complain incessantly and see if what they constantly complain about is reflected back at them in the details of the life they lead.
However, success in life is not about who holds the most marbles at the end of life. Nor do our thoughts always reflect back the circumstances in our life. So instead of saying to ourselves, “Why do the worst things always happen to me?”, a more empowering belief may be that ‘everything that happens to me happens for a reason and inevitably serves my highest good and destiny.’
Perhaps it may be more accurate to say that we attract not just what we think about, but we attract who we are in terms of our character. Someone once said, “Don’t ask that things get easier, rather, ask for more obstacles and more challenges, for it is out of these that our character is formed.” That is a hard concept to accept when we have lots of problems. But, the spirit of this quote is that through challenges, we grow. If we do think positive, lead a good life, are kind to others and problems still accrue, perhaps we need the adversity to become stronger. Just a thought to entertain. And vice-versa, as we shift to a new way of living in mind and body and move through challenges, we attract nor only we we think about, but who we are becoming in a very positive sense.
With a meaningful life philosophy, we can explore and discover our own individual answers to our personal challenges. And we feel much better on a daily basis.