This is an idea i had during a constitutional back to my apartment. I cannot quite understand what caused me to ask myself about the Law of Attraction; I did however and it led to an idea of Metaphysical Inertia based upon Newton’s First Law. The thought makes sense easily on so many levels, yet it’s still extremely hard to describe.
“The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires — and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.”~James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
“Every body perseveres in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed.”~ Sir Isaac Newton, Principia Mathematica
I’m going to break the Allen’s down into more general terms in order to derive connection and a better understanding of it. So the first can be perceived as,
“One’s subconscious attracts its ambitions and that which it dreams, that which it refuses to lose, and that which it avoids living with. It shall bring a person to his meaning in life. It then finds its purpose un-rebuked and as such it shall become conscious through its surrounding events.”
Now in relation to the second it develops an overlying idea that there is a force in act. The subconscious is pulling ideals & non-ideals together into the conscious life. The force of the ideals as they are achieved, this is under our mental control, is pushing us forward in a positive direction that leads to more forward advances, the counter is also true. The uncontrollable, however cannot be predicted by our conscious or subconscious states and is the randomness that can turn a wealthy, businessman, with a family; into a hollow, emotionless, bastard, who cheats upon his wife and children.
What is this force that acts so negatively upon the forward advances that we make? It’s effectively the friction of life, based around the idea of diminishing gains, it shall pull us back as we begin to reach our goals and complete more and more of what we dreamt of, we slow. The only way that we can keep advancing is by not becoming complacent with what we have achieved and strive for more. Also we cannot overburden ourselves with that that we take distaste in, it shall only lead to an harbored contempt for what we’re achieving.