For those of you who think I’m going to talk about relationships, think again.
It’s something I heard recently through a friend. Apparently, if you want something badly enough, it will happen because the universe will make it so. All you have to do is think about it over and over.
Me, being the sceptic and cynic (can I be a scepynic?) that I am, obviously had something to say against it. To put it bluntly, sitting on your arse and wanting something is probably not going to make it happen for you or me or anyone on this planet.
Coincidently, I heard about the same thing on one of the morning shows on television some mornings ago. The host had a bunch of ‘experts’ to talk about it — they included an astrologer, a psychic, a dream coach and a passion procreuter (God alone knows what that is!!). Anyway, seeing that, my scepticism about the whole thing was only justified. These airy-fairy mumbo-jumbo new age stuff shits me all the more because some of these people try and make it sound scientific. A law of attraction? And then using scientific jargon to assert their unscientific point of view?
Apparently it’s also the similar theme on which the Secret is based upon.
Now, I’ve learnt about the use of imagery in achieving your goals and I can understand how that would work. To an extent. In goal-setting research or perfomance anxiety reasearch, individuals are made to visualise or image their situations as exactly as they can. For instance, say you are worried about an upcoming interview, imagery would involve you having to imagine what you are wearing, going to the interview, shaking hands with the interviewer and so on and so forth. It doesn’t say you will get the job. All it does is help you manage your anxiety during the interview.
On the contrary, this new-agey bullshit seems to claim that if you want something all you have to do is keep saying it to yourself every day and hey presto! You got what you asked for.
If that’s the case, how come I never got married to Adam Gilchrist??? Or how is it that I see myself as being skinny but I’m not? 😛 Having said that, I am willing to bet all my money that these new-agey theorists would say since it was something impossible, it wasn’t ‘valid’ in the first place. They will have their explanations for things that don’t work. Don’t they all?
What concerns me though is, given how un-critical some people can be, how many of them are actually falling for this kind of crap? I mean, I know Oprah made a big deal about the Secret. And judging by the number of people watching Oprah, you can bet your bottom dollar, they will swear by what she says.
To cut a long rant short, I think if you want something really bad, and actually set goals or work towards getting it, you have a shot at being successful. Not by just repeating it to yourself and having the universe do the rest for you.
What do you think?
How many of you are into all this new-age stuff? And for that matter, has anyone read the ‘Secret’ or any of the other stuff on these topics?
And finally, has anyone ever had something they badly wanted because the universe made it so??
Until next time,