“[T]he importance of the role thinking plays in our lives is not all that new. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 23:7, ‘For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. . .’ Centuries ago Gautama Buddha said, ‘Mind is everything. We become what we think.’ And the Roman Emperor philosopher Marcus Aurelius declared, ‘Our life is what our thoughts make it.’“William James, turn-of-the-century [20th century] professor of philosophy, psychology, and anatomy of Harvard University, said, ‘The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.’” Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Living
These well-known thinkers of the past were thinking of the law of attraction, though not calling it that. The mind reaches forth, and lo, that which is beyond us comes into our lives. As we think, and we get our most passionate thoughts (which work best) when our heart is engaged.
It may seem hard to monitor our thoughts, and we really don’t have to do so. If we are feeling well, and positively, we are on the right track. If we are in a cranky mood, then beware! For the negativity will reach forth, and that which we do not want may tumble into our lives.
Keep to the positive, let the mind engaged with passion of the heart, determine our lives.
That’s the law of attraction in a nutshell.