Because of The Secret, the DVD and book that tells the story of a woman who wanted to find out why some people were successful and others not, many people are very aware of something called the Law of Attraction. If you haven’t seen or heard The Secret, we highly recommend that you do so, but the following will help you understand what the Law of Attrraction is and why it is so connected to affirmations.

The Law of Attraction is a natural law of the universe and it is actually a very simple concept. At its most basic, it is “like attracts like.” Whatever you are thinking about, that is what you attract in your life. Many say it is one of the most powerful laws in the universe. Bob Doyle in The Secret defines it this way: the law of attraction is impersonal. It does not see “good” or “bad,” it is a law of the universe that simply receives your thoughts and then reflects those thoughts back to you as your life experience. The law of attraction simply gives you whatever it is you are thinking about.

Also in The Secret, John Assaraf talks about a problem that many people have. Most people, he says, think about what they don’t want, and then they wonder why that thing they don’t want shows up over and over again.

The answer to this is startlingly simple. Assaraf says: “The only reason why people do not have what they want is because they are thinking more about what they don’t want than what they do want.”

Assaraf’s advice is simple. “Listen to your thoughts, and listen to the words you are saying.” Because the Law of Attraction is absolute, there are no mistakes. In other words, this law works every time, no matter what. Whatever you are thinking about is what you are going to attract.

So, the question is: why attract what you don’t want when it is just as easy to think about what you do want! The choice is yours.