I’m not a new-agey type guy, but I am a keen consciousness warrior. Interconnecting the expansion of my mind, heart and energy is how I live my spirituality.
But the laws behind ‘The Secret’ and some other attraction based models are too unrealistic for me. To attract something out of the scope of our lives, out of our unique blueprint, out of our context – is inherently impossible.
For example, no matter how much I put my mind to becoming the President of the United States, I am sure at least in this lifetime that it will never be possible. It’s just not my destiny.
For starters, I’m not an American citizen, plus I have no interest in theatrical politics anyway.
But that doesn’t mean attraction isn’t at play in our lives.
At least on an electro-magnetic level we pulse out our vibrations all around us. Our hearts magnetic field extends beyond our physical body by a few feet. I know there’s definitely some attraction going on there.
But I have no doubt that even what we think and feel radiates out into the great magnet and we attract similar vibrations back. This is not just on a gravitational or electro-magnetic level, but I assume also on a subtle energetic and quantum information level.
For years now I have watched my mind and heart evolve into more empowered and genuine expressions of itself, whilst at the same time watched the people and circumstances around me evolve too. It’s been proven to me beyond any reasonable doubt that it’s linked.
The more genuine I have become, the more genuine my experiences have become.
That’s why it’s important to be true to our thoughts, feelings and actions. Living virtuously through all of those areas – the v-three – brings us a more developed and genuine understanding of us and reality.
And it brings us more genuine people too.
I really don’t give a shit about what a person has achieved, what their background is, how much money they have, how ‘cool’ they are; my first preference for connecting with any person is how genuine they are.
All the gossip, all the lies, all the jealousy – it’s an underdeveloped way to live. It’s for kids who never had parents that knew how to properly bring them up. And if adults still live that way, then they’re drowning in a turbulent sea of image and ego.
You can’t find inner peace there.
Even unhealthy competition starves a person from focusing on their real issues. Don’t get me wrong, I love to have a good crack at pool or table tennis with my bros, but hey, you win some and you lose some.
I invest no self-worth in the outcome.
But others do. They focus all their energies on their strengths, which means that they get stronger at the expense of their weaknesses. I’d rather at least attempt to be a master of all trades, then a master of one.
So being genuine to ourselves means facing all of our strengths and weaknesses. But that’s a tough gig, a life-long journey and only for the bold-hearted.
In the meantime, being a genuine person to those around us always obtains the highest character rating. No matter if we’re an extrovert or an introvert; the qualities of a genuine person always include empathy, compassion, caring, loving, just, openness and forgiving.
They’re my favourite people to hang with. Everyone feels at ease and natural conversation can flow. Even if our interests are so far apart that none align, a genuine conversation by genuine people will always find a way to be informative and entertaining.
So this is a shout out to all the genuine people out there; you know who you are. I know you’ve never asked for anything in return, but this is for you.
I wish the whole world was full of people like you.