The Law of Attraction and the Buddhist

You can use your mind to change your life.

BY: Tara Springett, M.A.

Mind Body Connection
 

Many people have heard of the law of attraction and have tried using it to make their dreams come true. And many people, including myself, had spectacular success with this technique. Unfortunately, for many people this method does not seem to work and they become discouraged.

From a Buddhist point of view, this lack of success is not surprising because many people are missing a decisive link to fulfill their wishes.

What is the missing link that clarifies the law of attraction ?

In my experience of working with this law for 25 years, the most important point is to work only with wishes that will definitely bring happiness. We probably all had the experience when we really wanted something only to find that it didn’t suit us once we got it.

So, what are these wishes that will always bring genuine happiness? The answer is – only wishes that contain altruistic love for others will make us happy in the long-term. For example, if we wish for a soulmate and focus only on ourselves and our partner, there will be a great risk of picking the wrong person. But if we focus on how we want to benefit the whole world through the love and happiness we will generate in our relationship, our personal happiness will be an almost guaranteed by-product.

The missing link of the law of attraction from a Buddhist point of view is the skill of bringing altruistic love into all of our dreams and wish to benefit others through the fulfillment of our own desires.

Continued on page 2: Why is altruistic love so important? »

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