My Breath, My Teacher – The Law of Attraction
During my daily meditation, I start out by placing my awareness—my attention—on my breath. This is a well-established method in meditation to quiet the mind and reign in scattered thoughts and energy.
Every once in a while, as I focus on my breath, it teaches me something important. The other day, my breath taught me about the Law of Attraction.
Before I explain what I learned, let’s conduct a brief experiment. For about 2 minutes, get quiet, close your eyes and place your attention on your breath. Observe it. That’s all.
Come on. Play along. Give it a shot.
I’ll bet as you observed your breath, it slowed down and got deeper. The extent of your inhale and exhale was greater and your breathing cycle was more full.
In essence, your breath expanded. That happened automatically just by placing your awareness on it.
That’s what the Law of Attraction is. Whatever you place your awareness on gets bigger. It expands. And, it’s automatic.
We have a choice of what to place our awareness on, don’t we? With that choice, we are actually determining what things expand in our life—what things get bigger and take up more space.
And, conversely, by taking our attention away from something, we are choosing to reduce its presence. It contracts.
Roughly speaking, life is made up of things we want more of and things we want less of. I know that’s a simplification, but it’s a darned useful one.
Why not place your awareness on things you want more of instead of things you want less of? Your awareness is like fertilizer. It would be smart to fertilize the things you want to grow and to stop fertilizing life’s weeds.
Place your awareness on the sources of love in your life.
Place your awareness on things that bring you joy.
Place your awareness on things that you’re grateful for.
Place your awareness on your dreams and desires.
If you need an occasional reminder of the Law of Attraction, I’d invite you to turn to your breath as your gentle teacher and repeat this 2-minute experiment.
Then, go fertilize the good stuff!