Sighclone wrote:If the LoA requires that I believe in it, have faith in it, hope for it, then it's like pixie dust again (Peter Pan, etc.)
If I wanted to believe in the LOA, it would fit the recent event in my life perfectly. First, three years of low-energy and isolation and the kind of despondency others here have talked about in other threads, and a girl too engaged in her cell phone wrecked my car, and a financial wipe-out.
And now, a deep sense of peace settled as seeking stopped, and life has a vibrant flow, with new friends and relationships, financial recovery and more, and a great deal on a new car with insurance paying me far more than I could have sold the old car for.
I can easily relate these events to attractive thoughts, if I were inclined to hold on to a belief in LOA.
I can also easily relate these events to a belief in karma
, or some other universal debit-credit system, or astrology or fate. And I'm positive I can find many supporting quotations from scriptures and the Bible to support any of these beliefs.
But I don't lean that way. I lean towards awakening, towards noticing and releasing delusions, and I know any beliefs I hold will be self-confirming, and obstacles even if they are true.
Now I see both the period of despondency and this period or bliss as mental states. Neither better nor important than that other.
But as Jed Mckenna says, beliefs, for and against, are a strange thing: "It's amazing how desperately we cling to our beliefs. As history shows, the fastest way to reduce decent people to state a savagery is by tampering with their belief system."