At the core of all good things in our lives is an Attitude of Gratitude. It is the key element in attracting to you more of the things you want in your life. One of the trickier parts about gratitude is the fine art of being grateful even when things don’t seem to be going so well.
Have you ever had “one of those days” where everything seemed to be going “wrong” and then just kept getting worse the more you resisted the things that were going wrong already? If you have (and let’s face it, we ALL have), that’s a shining example of how your thought process and attitude directly affects the outcome of your life. I know that in the past I have allowed my day to unravel by cursing the problem or asking things like “why does this keep happening to me?” Does this happen to you?
For quite some time now, I have been teaching (and learning) about the Law of Attraction, first through the concepts originally taught by Wattles in The Science of Getting Rich. Then “The Secret” came out and began to open the eyes of an entire planet about these concepts. And now, I have even created my own system of action-oriented processes for activating the Law of Attraction. I realized after much research that I have actually been living these principles for most of my life. What I have found to be the most effective tool when activating the Law of Attraction in my life is staying in a constant state of Gratitude. Gratitude really is at the core of everything in the Law of Attraction.
Finding the good in everything can take a little practice, but so can any worthwhile endeavor. We are constantly surrounded by and bombarded with negative information about the state of world affairs, the economy, global warming, our health…and the list goes on and on…but when you learn to find the blessing in all things, not just the things that you feel support you in a particularly moment or situation, that’s when you really begin to change your life and put the Law of Attraction into action.
If you simply take a few moments to get yourself into a relaxed and centered state of mind, you will probably discover that you already have a very long list of things for which you are immensely grateful. Isn’t that enough to begin to entertain the idea of being grateful for much more than the obvious?
The real trick is HOW to be grateful for things that, at least on their surface, are perceived as negative experiences in your lives. This process of “finding the silver lining” in everything is not always simple but it can be done with some practice.
You can start by raising your awareness of the potential benefit of a negative situation. One example I use is to ask myself: “What can I do while I’m stuck in traffic?” No one likes to be stuck in traffic but there are some positive benefits. I am grateful every day for that fact that I had a 11 mile, 45-minute commute when I lived in Los Angeles. Why? Because I took that opportunity to keep myself immersed in positive, inspiration and educational material while I drove to work. I used to call my car “Nissan University” because I literally absorbed an entire “masters degree in personal development” during the years I had to make that commute. So, when you stop and think about it…is being stuck in traffic can have some very positive benefits to you, if you get your mind pointed in the right direction.
In my action-oriented full-scope educational program Attraction Mastery I coach you through how to really kick the LOA into high gear for you, including getting really clear about what you want, and working all the way through being grateful for everything you have now and everything you want to attract. The program also includes powerful interview presentations by Marci Shimoff, Hale Dwoskin and Joe Vitale from The Secret, plus my friends David Childerly and Michael Stephens.
The truth is that the Law of Attraction is at work in your life, whether you choose to be in control of it or whether you choose to let it randomly direct your life for you. So, isn’t it about time to take the wheel and put your foot on the gas?