The Power of Intention, The Power of Now and The Law of Attraction

The Power of Intention, The Power of Now and The Law of Attraction

Are you living exactly the life you dream of right now? Chances are, you don’t think you are. Most of us live our lives hoping, planning, scheming, and (if we’re sensible) working toward our dream. But what if you are, in fact, living your dream right now, and you don’t even know it?

This is what this post is all about. Your dream is your goal for the future, but what are your intentions in having that goal? Let’s say, for instance, that your dream is to make lots of money (a typical goal for just about everyone I know). What is the intention of that dream, the real reason you’re dreaming it? What do you think you will feel like when that dream becomes your “reality”?

Most people would say, Oh, when I make my billions, I’ll be happy, I’ll be financially safe, I’ll prove to the world that I’m worth something; I’ll get respect. I’ll make the people I care about really happy, and I’ll be able to contribute to all the causes I really believe in.

Let’s say you answered similarly. Most of us have the same intentions of wanting to be happy, to be successful, and to be secure. Here’s what you need to ask yourself next: What are the ways that you are happy, now? What are the ways in which you feel financially responsible right now? What are the ways that you feel you are worth something and are respected, now? What are you doing for the people and causes you care about, now?

Chances are that, far more than you typically acknowledge, you are, in fact, living a life that is very similar to what you dream of. Our dreams are usually only the material outcome of what we really intend and want. We often describe our dreams in terms of dollar amounts or specific material acquisitions, but in actuality we expect that if the dream comes true we’re going to feel the ways we want to feel.

The fact is, what you really want is all stuff that you probably already have, to some degree. Like most of us, you probably have many reasons to be happy, feel respected, relatively secure, and able to give. You may not feel that to the extent that your dream offers, but here’s the key:

We attract what we already have. Like attracts like. The Law of Attraction. It’s as simple that. Sometimes we experience that law as one of life’s injustices, like how you can’t get credit unless you’ve already got it. But perhaps it isn’t really an injustice, but a simple scientific truth: like attracts like.

Or, as Jane Austen says, “All things nourish that which is already strong.”

So, do you want more of your dream to be manifested? Then identify what is the intention of your dream. What do you hope to feel or have when your dream comes true?

Next, ask yourself, in what ways do you already have what you hope to have?

If you take time to acknowledge your intentions, and then acknowledge what you have right now, the law of attraction can do its work. Acknowledge what you have already, and watch how what you hope to have increasingly comes to you. Watch your dreams come true.

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17 thoughts on “The Power of Intention, The Power of Now and The Law of Attraction”

  1. Interesting point of view! If you can´t wait for your goal to happen in reality, I recommend Lucid Dreaming. It feels just like reality, but you have the possibility to do what ever you want. Become rich, drive fast cars, fly and do matrix moves. Well I am already doing this, so I guess I should start looking more into the law of attraction so I can reach my goals in reality too. Great post.

  2. I think it’s part of human nature to always strive for more. As long as you look at what you got and not at what you don’t, it’s pretty easy to be happy no matter where you are.

    Like your header image projects … it’s about the road ahead. Just don’t forget to let where you are right now take your breath away every once in a while.

  3. Sorry, I hate to be cynical but is all this “Law of attraction” stuff for real? Funny, but I’d never heard of it until I joined MBL! Sure I know like attracts like, opposites attract, positive thinking equals positive results, and all that. Or is the law of attraction like the “web 2.0” version of all of the latter?

  4. It’s not Pavlina who wrote that, though it the author may have been influenced by him.

    I’m curious to understand why The Secret is a scam? Personally it’s had a positive effect on my life and the movie was wonderfully uplifting to watch with it’s core message beautifully portrayed.

    Law of Attraction does work, it’s ironic that if you believe it doesn’t then it will prove to you that it doesn’t. It acts very much like a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in that respect.

    Ultimately though, this is all about just being willing and accepting enough to jump in and give it a go. There’s no real downside and a unlimited upside, just don’t let fear hold you back.

  5. The more you study the Laws of Attraction, the more famous names seem to have quoted the theories. It seems that many very famous and successful people have been tuned into the notion that if you think it you can achieve it, and like attracts like. Jane Austen being just another very notable example of a woman who’s wisdom was far ahead of her time.

  6. My life is in a tailspin from a very recent turn of events that changed everything I know about life and living. I’m still scrambling to find a new plan and a new path. I have the physical things I want and need and now I just need to realign my happiness.

    The law of attraction is as old as the hills. It’s been around forever. I am not sure if I beleive you can attract luck or success, but I do think we can THINK outselves sick or well. I think this “law” works on a physical level.

  7. I sometimes wonder if I’m living my “dream”. I must admit, I hate superficial, self-centred goals surrounding wealth, health and prosperity. What happened to sacrifice, and living for others rather than just ourselves? I find, the more one lives for themselves, and their own world, the more shallow their character is. Maybe that’s why much of society is falling apart?

    Insightful. Thank you ‘anon’.

  8. So important to be thankful for what we have and have accomplished so far, on our way to achieving are big/longterm goals and dreams.

  9. I think this last comment really captures the heart of the issue. Living in a consciousness of gratitude is one of the secrets of happiness. It reminds me of a quote from Plato to the effect that if you are not happy with what you have, you won’t be happy with what you WISH you had. An attitude of gratitude (as I’ve heard it referred to) offers happiness NOW, not just when our dreams come true! I liked the post, by the way.

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