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The "law of attraction" as taught in the movie "The Secret" states that our thoughts and emotions create our "outside" life circumstances, situations, and happenstances. The entire concept of the law of attraction, or "karma" as I prefer to call it, is flat out rejected by many people. Would you like to know why some people accept it as truth and why some people don't?

The average person has a non-stop infinite stream of pointless thoughts, emotions, and thinking going through their head all day long. If the concept of karma is true, it only makes sense that the more random babbling of thoughts and emotions that you have going on inside your head, the more random and chaotic your life is going to be. Obviously it's going to be pretty difficult to discern which particular thoughts are creating which situations in your life if this is the case. The more you think, the harder it will be to connect all of the dots. It would take forever for the Universe to catch up and manifest all of that random stuff.

However, the less you think, or the more you focus your thoughts on just ONE thing, the easier it will be to recognize. And it generally manifests into physical reality a whole lot quicker as well because the universe doesn't have to catch up.

It's for this reason that many people who are stuck in the realm of the intellect, the mind, or science, are non-religious, or non-spiritual. They can't see the forest (karma) through the trees (thoughts).

What does it come down to? Realize the worthlessness of your thoughts, and stop focusing on them. Let them die. They're not helping you if they are hiding the Truth of Reality. After all, searching for the truth is what science is all about, is it not? The problem is that it has to be done solely by you, and you alone. Nobody else can ever "prove" it to you.

You wanna know the best thing of all? Sudden epiphanies and ideas happen in moments of inner quietude because Silence, which has no shape or form whatsoever, is All-Knowing. In order to truly know all of the truths of the universe, you have to stop thinking. And that's why highly evolved spiritual teachers tell us to do just that.

Here's the quotes:

"Only those who have dared to let go can dare to reenter." - Meister Eckhart

"The extinction of self is salvation; the annihilation of self is the condition of enlightenment." - Buddha

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Ghandi

"Still your mind in me, still your intellect in me, and without doubt you will be united with me forever." - Krishna

"A mind free of thought, merged within itself, beholds the essence of Tao. A mind filled with thought, identified with its own perceptions, beholds the mere forms of this world." - Lao Tzu

"All the concepts you have formed in the past must be discarded and replaced by void." - Huang Po

"The less one thinks the more delightful life becomes." - David R. Hawkins

"Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen." - Bodhidharma

"But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the buddha, they attain the understanding of a buddha without using the mind." - Bodhidharma

"The thought 'who am I?' will destroy all other thoughts, and like the stick used for stirring the burning pyre, it will itself in the end get destroyed. Then, there will arise Self-Realization." - Ramana Maharshi

"If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events." - Nisargadatta Maharaj

"The more you talk and think about it, the further you wander from the truth. So cease attachment to talking and thinking, and there is nothing you will not be able to know." - Hsin-Hsin Ming

"My thoughts do not mean anything. This idea applies to all the thoughts of which you are aware, or become aware in the practice periods." - A Course in Miracles, Lesson 10

"Enlightenment is total emptiness of mind. There is nothing you can do to get it. Any effort you make can only be an obstruction to it." - Ramesh Balsekar

"In that state of fasting the mind is only 'blank' in so far as there is a total absence of objects; itself is not absent but totally present, then and only then." - Wei Wu Wei

"Even the best writing is like taking pot-shots at the moon." Wei Wu Wei

"Be careful about all that you see with your eyes, for the principal deception is by the eye." - Talmud, Tractate Derech Eretz Zuta, Chapter I

"You must set free your soul from all outward things and turn wholly within yourself, with no more leaning to what lies outside, and lay your mind bare of ideal forms, as before of the objects of sense, and forget even yourself, and so come within sight of that One." - Plotinus

"All thought is vanity, all opinions are vanities. The pleasure of vanity is the basis of the ego--unplug it and it collapses." - David R. Hawkins

Recommended reading:
Meister Eckhart, from Whom God Hid Nothing
by Meister Eckhart