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Archive for March, 2009

The “secret” must be bunk

Posted by unbeelievable on March 15, 2009

I’ve been thinking about “the law of attraction” quite a bit since I watched the PBS special on it.

After careful consideration, I’m positive it can’t be true.

Reasons:
-I have imagined myself dying in horrible ways thousands or even millions of times. I’m a worrier. If the “law of attraction” made my thoughts come true, I would have been in about 50 plane crashes, 2000 auto wrecks, 6000 shootings… you get the idea.

– That ex-boyfriend who broke my heart would have definitely begged for me to come back a few times.

– I would never have cut my finger with an immersion blender. Who thinks about THAT?

In any case: I think that positive thinking does work and is a good thing. My cousin, for example, spends basically 99% of our phone conversations relaying how everything is awful for her and will not get any better. As a result, she’s been living a pretty miserable existence for years.

And we all know about those lovely positive people…you may recall my friend telling me that everything would be okay when I lost my purse… that the universe would take care of me.. and then we found my purse in the trashcan will all my vital stuff inside? Now THAT was the closest manifestation of the secret that I’ve ever seen. Coincidence? Magic? Nah. I think that her positivity caused her to keep looking, to never give up (even if the situation looked hopeless). Positivity is not a magic pill, but it’s always a good idea.

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The power of intention?

Posted by unbeelievable on March 10, 2009

I’m watching a show on PBS now about “the power of intention.” The principle (“the law of attraction”) has gone around in several forms, including a very popular book called “The Secret.”

Basic assumptions

–thinking about things causes them to come into your life (and the converse argument)
–a mysterious universal force is the source of all life, beauty, creativity, etc. (note: not God, necessarily)
–when you are not in harmony with these forces, you are stopping this force from working in your life.

To get “in tune” with the forces, various methods are suggested… visualization, meditation, controlling what you say, etc.

I think there are grains of truth in this argument, but it is so self-interested. Quitting smoking, attracting wealth and love, etc.

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Exes and the Cyberworld

Posted by unbeelievable on March 6, 2009

I don’t know how y’all are, but when I break up with someone, it’s almost like he ceases to exist. I’m not the kind of girl that stays friends with her exes.

So there are several…3 by latest count…that have disappeared from my life…and now, thanks to the miracle of facebook, returned.

Why do they insist on befriending me? No good can come of it.

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