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LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR OF LIFE

January 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Habits

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.

Life is like a mirror reflecting your feelings, your actions and your thoughts. The idea is that everything you experience in life is a reflection of yourself.

There are three justifications behind this idea:

1. People who you interact with will react to your attitude and behavior

The idea here is that you get what you give.

If you are kind with them, they will be kind with you; if you care about them, they will care about you; if you help them, they will help you, and so on. But, on the contrary, if you are negative, if you hate, if you are angry, if you are tense and so on, all these feelings will lead to undesirable behaviors. People react to your words and actions. People will echo your mood and feelings. In other words, they will treat you in accordance the way you treat them.

2. You are the master of your own destiny

You (your mind) are the cause and, at the same time, the solution to most of your problems.

You create your own obstacles and barriers. Most of the obstacles we face in life are self-imposed. You are your worst enemy. The fear of failure and negative thinking are the cause of lack of confidence and prevent you to reach your true potential. Remember, limits exist only in our minds. You don’t believe me? Then you should watch this inspirational video by Nick Vujicic.

On the other hand, you can create your own success story. I like to think of life as a book, every person has a story behind them. Each one of us is the writer of our own story. You decide who you are going to be in this story, the people who share this journey with you. You are the maker of your own circumstances and your own character. I believe that you can transform everything around you, but first you need to reset your mind, reprogram it and then execute the new program. It’s simple, yet complex at the same time. The key is to be positive and to run towards your fears. Think as big as you like, and don’t hesitate to show the world who you really are, because you are the master of your own destiny.

3. The mysterious workings of the universe & the law of attraction

The universe gives you what you ask for (both consciously and unconsciously). I don’t know why or how works, I just know that it works for me and many others. It’s like an invisible force or mechanism. Imagine that you are a magnet that attracts what you think about. I’m sure you’ve experienced it in your life. Maybe you get a phone call from a friend, who you haven’t seen for a while, just when you needed it most. Since the dawn of time, people have been using this law of attraction with their prayers.

That’s the reason people pray, to receive what they ask for. Everybody prays (both religious people and non-religious) one way or another, some pray to God, others, looking for good luck, send requests to the universe. It doesn’t matter to which God, entity or element you pray to. What really matters is to ask for what you want, but not imposing a mandate or ordering a specific result. In order to attract what you ask for, you have to send a clear and realistic request.

The universe is not silent, listen to it: Jupiter sounds, NASA-Voyager recording

How to deliver a clear message

Step 1

Think about what you want; close your eyes and visualize yourself experiencing the desired result, imagine the situation with all its details and feel it as much as you can.

Step 2

Clear the “noise” from your mind. What do I mean with noise? I mean those thoughts not related to the mental image that you are visualizing. You want to keep your message as clean as possible of incompatible thoughts. When trying to visualize the desired situation you will probably come across two kinds of disruptive thoughts:

Blockers: those thoughts that tell you that the law of attraction doesn’t work; you are losing your time sending these mental requests to the universe; it’s ridiculous to expect results from this inexplicable “mechanism” or force of the universe.

Opposite thoughts: those thoughts that tell you that you will not get what you ask for but the contrary. For example: if you are asking for a physical healing this thought can be an image of yourself suffering the same illness or even getting worse.

How to get rid of these disruptive thoughts:

1. Notice them when they appear.

2. Don’t resist them because what you resist persists, just let them pass by and continue focusing on your previous mental image. How to let them pass by? You just realize that all those thoughts are futile and meaningless.

3. Keep focused on your image, keep trying despite all those intrusive thoughts. And remember, practice makes perfect, there is no better instructor than practice. Keep trying because with some practice you will be able to improve your concentration and attention, making easier to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the “noise” from your mind.

Some tips to make your message more effective

Use hook objects. That’s what I do to clarify and strengthen the message:

I use photos and objects anchored to the mental image. In other words, you have to use physical things that bring to your mind that mental image (your request). For example, imagine that you’d like to work for Google someday. You could take a photo of the Googleplex (the corporate headquarters complex of Google) and use it as a wallpaper on your pc, laptop, or even on your mobile phone or PDA. You also can print other related photos and place them around your bedroom or even in your workplace. Seeing these photos of the Google workplace in Zurich I’m beginning to feel the desire to work for them. Larry Page, Sergey Brin or Eric Schmidt, if you are interested to hire me please let me know via email or contact me @DavidCantone via Twitter :D. You get the idea of using hook objects, don’t you? I’ve used it with pretty good results and I’m sure it will work for you as well.

What does it mean a realistic message?

Easy, don’t ask for impossible things. You decide what is impossible or not. Use the common sense. For example, you can’t be millionaire overnight without doing anything. But don’t get me wrong, I also want to encourage you to believe in magic and miracles, have faith. Yes, I know, it seems a contradiction of what I told you above, but believe, it’s not.

And last, and the most important: ACTION, ACTION and ACTION.

The idea here is clear and simple: nobody wins the lottery without having a ticket. If you want to win you have to play, it’s as simple as that. Nobody gives something for nothing. If you want something (more friends, money, readers, fame, a good job, a partner and anything else of value to you) you have to work for it, you have to do your best to get it. Make your dreams reality with persistent action. Fight for what you want every single day of your life and think of the law of attraction just as a tool to achieve your goals faster and easier. It’s like driving to your destination (goal) on a highway instead of taking a single-lane country road. But you always have to keep in mind that you are the only one who can make things happen.

Would you like to know more about the Law of Attraction, check out these great articles:

The Law of Attraction by Steve Pavlina

How to Use the Law of Attraction by Henri Junttila

Image credit: René Magritte. Enjoy his paintings: Gallery

Written by: David Cantone

My Twitter: @DavidCantone


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5 Comments so far ↓

  • KathyNo Gravatar

    Nice post David. I especially love the hook example that you give.

    I would add two things:

    1) It’s important to add the emotional component. Really feel how we imagine we will feel IN the scenario we are visioning for ourselves. The heart is a powerful mind of its own.

    2) It can be really valuable to ask ourselves why we want what we think we want…in service of what? Wanting things for security, safety, belonging, love and other such needs, generally is asking the outer world to take care of our inner needs. It is our work to take care of our own needs.

    These two steps facilitate alignment of body, mind, spirit, heart with the soul’s desire; bring us closer to knowing what wants to be expressed through us. When we are in alignment with that, the Law of Attraction simply becomes living in flow with our purpose.

    That’s my two cents for today. Thanks for a great blog.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Creativity, Energy, Mystery =-.

  • RalphNo Gravatar

    This message is so important and it is not hard to understand. It is just hard to implement. At least for me. The clearing your head parts are essential because it so easy to get bad messages in there and so hard to get them out.
    .-= Ralph´s last blog ..The Top 10 Reasons to Post Daily =-.

  • BettyNo Gravatar

    I came here searching for some guidance on a recent experience. I was introduced to a woman, 10 years younger than I who sat across the table from me and told me her life experiences which DUPLICATED MINE to the very details of traveling and meeting the same famous person in the same city and in the same car, the same physical ailments, attending the same schools, having the same family background, having the same passions, habits, likes and dislikes….stories about experiences Ive never told a soul….she had! Is this an example of the laws of attraction or something else???

  • DAVID CANTONE

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  • joeNo Gravatar

    I take this to attention. To this release is the word. To release and focus on purpose. Thank you. I want to add, that with the the understanding that I create my reality with the thoughts of mine, it says, that I am also responsible for my fate, and everything that happens in my life, is in my responsibility. It’s really hard for me.

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