|05-31-2009, 11:47 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
This is part gush and part perspective.
First the gush.
I'm what you might call an intention manifestation poster child. My life is blessed in most ways, but just as an example, I'm particularly blessed in love. I have so much love to give, and in return, I have gotten it back in spades.
I threw a passionate, open love out into the world without any agenda. I desired, without desiring, the company of witty, warm, passionate, ridiculously intelligent women. I even thought it would be cute if they were academics. I now have no less than four stunningly beautiful, devastatingly intelligent women that I spend my time with, and share my mind and body with, and they all love each other as well. Two of the four are even professors. My life could not possibly be more full of love.
Intention manifestation really does work.
Here's the perspective for those of you who are skeptical of the mystical mumbo-jumbo.
One can explain IM without reference to anything spiritual -- it's a matter of changing one's behavior. What does a person who is financially successful act like? What does a person who can attract and keep the romantic attention of four, intelligent, independent women act like?
The trick is simply that we live our lives in a world that is a sort of collective delusion. Again, without reference to anything spiritual, think about this: We live on a planet made out of dirt and rocks, and there's air, and fish, and buffalo roaming around. But we humans don't live there: we live in our heads.
We live in a world of plans and imagination. We live in a world where shirts are cool or they are nerdy. In this world, we spend more time with the past and future than we do in the only moment that really exists for us. This is the world of social animals, and if you reflect on it, I'm sure you'll find that the vast majority of your personal time and energy is spent there, rather than with dirt and trees.
The interesting thing about that world is that it's arbitrary: pants come in and out of fashion, how good your painting is is determined 100% by the tastes of the people who look at it.
So we have two options to succeed at "manifestation":
1) Conform to the mental world. Become what people expect to see. Act like you're rich --> people treat you as though you're rich --> leverage that treatment into getting rich.
2) Change the mental world. Be a thought leader -- go askew of the grain deliberately, make "cool" or "attractive" and "you" synonymous by definition. It's tougher, but it can be done.
The big take away here is that the attitude -- the holding of intention part of IM -- is only important in so far as it produces tangible actions and signals. Don't get caught in the thinking phase! Those actions and signals are the actual, physical mechanism through which IM works.
|06-02-2009, 12:55 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Lol. Well, I'm a bum like Steve, first of all. Second, I hang out with them most of the time in a group of 3 or 4, which makes it manageable. One of them is more like a friend than a romantic partner, so I interact with her frequently via chat and phone, but only really "see" her every two weeks or so because she's so busy. We all have things going on all the time so I see them throughout the day, like eating meals together, or taking a break to go to the local coffee shop. One likes to go to similar music venues, the other likes certain types of movies -- there's always someone to spend time with within the group, no matter what the pass time happens to be.
I don't think the arrangement would work if any one person was particularly emotionally dependent one one other particular person in the group. I interact with all of them frequently, and everyone gets the undivided attention of everyone else frequently enough to make us all happy.
Does that make sense?
|06-02-2009, 01:49 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Somewhere in time...
My first instinct is to say...
Wow, it sure would be nice to have 3-4 beautiful and intelligent women around. But, from what you're implying, it's that attitude that is what keeps them away?
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