The Past is Not Gone
We owe much to those who went before us, be it Blood, Spirit or Thought.
There’s a popular New Age aphorism: we create that into which we put our energy. It’s generally understood to mean that we get what we focus on, that if we spend our time and energy on what we desire, the universe will manifest it. The same thing happens with what we fear. It’s meant as encouragement, as a reminder that we can get what we want out of life, as long as we keep focused and stay positive.
It’s also bullshit.
Self-improvement gurus sell it under the name “The Law of Attraction.” The self righteous imply that it explains why the poor are poor and the sick are sick.
The reason it’s bullshit is that it’s a vast oversimplification of a complex phenomenon. We are co-authors of our realities, that much is true, but it’s not a matter of simple intent, or focus of imagination.
Our actions shape the world…
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