Join Date: Mar 2007
| | Some fallacies I found on the forum
Im new to the forums from this site and liked it very much, people are smart and open. And i want to see what are ppl's point of view in the LoA concept.
The concept people have of LoA here (i dont want to generalise, just seen many ppl with this opinion), is that whatever you think of you bring it to your life. All great so far.
But some ideas here bugged me. First i want to explain my view of the concept.
In my view, the basics the LoA concept work this way: I think about something, lets say i think about a car i've seen on the newspaper and i thought the car was cool. Soon enough i start seing cars like this all around on the streets, and i get impressed because ive never imagined there were so many cars like that out there. Im sure everybody had this experience already, being it with cars or anything else.
This is easily explained as we all know. Since there is just TOO MUCH information on the environment, our "simple" brains can only absorb a very very small fraction of this huge quantity of information, and it selects the informations based on our focus on the moment.
With this explained and as basis for what im going to write next, it gets easy to understand how we can make the LoA concept work for us, and here is where some ideas ive seen on this forums bugged me.
My belief of how we make LoA work for us is this: We focus continually on, lets say, get a promotion on the job. So we eventually, through repetition of thoughs, deliver the message to our subconscious saying we want this promotion. The subconscious then starts acting towards it, and since we focus on this promotion, every situation or opportunity that arises and that we couldnt see before is now clear to us (to our conscious or subconscious mind) and so we constantly act the right way in these little situations, building up the odds for us to finally get this promotion.
Thats my point of view, the scientifical and proved one.
Now, some people say on the forum things like:
- The universe is constantly giving us signals and helping us find what we have to do.
What does that mean? Seems too mystical and cant be proved to be true, at least i cant think of any way. People are assuming the universe is intelligent, and we have no proof of that.
- God is the Universe, and we are part of the Universe, therefore we are a part of God.
The developing of this thinking is true, but the basis is, at least, dubious. I mean, who said God really exists?
- Since we are part of God, we can get ANYTHING we want in life, because there are no limits to God and our mind, which is part of God's mind.
Again, this belief has a dubious and not proven base.
- We are responsible for everything that happens to us.
This is another good belief, but again, its definitely dubious, because there is an unimaginable chain of events constantly happening and we cant possibly control everything around us, even though we can affect some part of it.
Well, the point of my post is not to flame those beliefs, i think they are tremenduously benefical for anyone who choses to put faith on it, by obvious reasons. The point here is just to emphasize that we cant blindly believe in something, because any possibly false belief taken too deep can bring damage. A good example is a person who has deep faith on all the believes above, so she wastes all her money and makes a big loan to open a business, and the person has so much faith it will succeed she throws all her chips on it, and it fails, the person goes bankrupt, and full of debt.
So, basically we can have those beliefs, but we must be careful for them not to get us blind, otherwise we can get very screwed.