Yes R&R, You have a good point. We do tend to attract what we 'think' but I feel it is more like we attract what our attitude is more than the 'thinking' although our thoughts do arise from our attitude.
So yes, if you have a very negative attitude and are always down and depressed that is a "mode" of being and that mode attracts the same vibe or reflects that vibe and you see what you "be". And if you try to think good thoughts, and are still a miserable, sad attitude, bitter, stubborn, then you can't really get your thoughts to attract something good.
A positive attitude that comes from being connected or in line with the Light of Truth, the Joy of Being, the Abundance of Life's Possibilities, then allows you to be free and open and that Love is reflected or 'attracts' beauty and peace and joy and the images 'out there' are mirrors of the Soul, here as I.
Well, yes, I am agreeing we do attract to us what we "are" -- and what we are always reflects what we think. We get to choose what we Think We Are ---we get choose The Truth (who we really are) or the we can live by the "lie" (who we are not)-- That is the basic choice and but you have chances to choose "aright" every day. To Lift your Heart and Mind Up and see from the Higher View, or to sink down and play the part of miserable sinful, unworthy, pitiful wretch who needs to fix his past and fix his mind, and fix his life, (just a role, and not true) In the Light of Truth Mind is Unpossessed.
And yes, there is a divine destiny, but we can make the choice to Trust in Love to Lead us there, or go the hard way, through the dark night to get there. Either way will get us the Rightful Place, that is destiny, yes. Because we are, in Truth, already bloomed, already Home--retroactive backwards in time unfolding destiny.
Yes, there is a destiny and we do unfold like a flower blooms, we do have a divine destiny in our DNA, but how we get there is free choice, how we find the Truth and Light and Way, is our choice, and it may SEEM to take eons and life times to come to Full Bloom, but I do think we are eventually all to become the Tree and Bloom the Fruit. Maybe not all here at this time, but one by one, alone we do finally Bloom.
I should learn not to make very "absolute" statements, because it is ALWAYS Both, always-- i know that, I sometimes stand to far above the passing scene and forget to come down to earth and See it includes time and destiny and unfolding and seeking and finding and growing ---
But, it is so important to know you have a choice about your own thoughts and how you see and how you behave and how you live. It is up to you what you want to 'attract' through how you Live. Live from the Truth and things are easy and fall into place and you see the Synchronicity in so many things that happen, you see there is a destiny, and reasons for this and that---all leading to your unfolding Truthful Self, to expose your True Beautiful Being.
The whole of destiny is to Return to Our True Self to become Who we Really Are---and yes, there is a destiny to that, a pre-determined End in sight. But how you get there is your choice. Again, Like Life, it is like riding a bike, you can struggle forever and keep falling off and then one day just give up, and say you hate bikes --that is the choice you make and you can stop living or live hating Life--- or you can dare yourself the bumps and falls and enjoy learning no matter how hard it might seem---you will learn how to ride --You will find your destiny if Lift Your Spirits Up to Seeing there is No Thing to fear and God/Life/Reality is Good and Gives us all we need in order to Bloom to the fullness of Who We Are.
End point, yes its BOTH, Balanced, Between, All That Is, so both destiny and free will and even More than that. Unlimited Light of Truth, Both, always both, and GREATER than Both--- More than we know---Sometimes I go way far up and forget to come back down again -- but It never leaves my Heart and Soul wherever I am
Even Moses had to bring those tablets back down, so did Plotinus, Make it work here in the world, make the Light plain and clear Here in the world of appearances, make the Beauty and Love evident and seen, bring it Home again so it is visible and can't be missed.
You are not finished, until you play in that meadow and live there. You can, you know. But only you can take yourself there.