To begin, here’s a conversation between a monk and his apprentice:
Monk: Listen to me my young apprentice. Look at your reflection in the still water of this pond and tell me what you see.
Apprentice: Me? I see my reflection in the pond.
Monk: Good. Now from my point of view I can see two of you, correct?
Apprentice: Yeah I guess. You can see my physical body and my reflection in the pond. So that’s two, right?
Monk: Yes, now I ask you which one holds the key that will allow you to begin attracting good things in life: Is it your body or your reflection?
Apprentice: I, I don’t know.
Monk: The answer lies with the ‘you’ in the reflection. Your body only asks for nutrients, exercise, rest, and fresh air to start the process of attracting good things into your life. It is your reflection on the other hand seems to need every possible whim and desire satisfied before it’s able to think about how to attract good things in life.
Apprentice: If that’s correct I’ll never begin attracting the good things seek. I have thousands of desires. I’ll never be able to satisfy them all.
Monk: Precisely, so stop trying. Look deeply into your reflection and state out loud, “I’d rather start my journey learning how to attract good things in life today with who I am right now without reason. I will not wait for some day when I somehow feel better or have fewer things to do.”
Apprentice: Okay, “I’d rather start my journey learning how to attract good things in life today with who I am right now without reason.
I will not wait for someday when I somehow feel better or have fewer things to do.”
Monk: Excellent, now take a slow deep breath, feel the words in your throat, and say it again with passion…
Apprentice: …“I’D RATHER START MY JOURNEY LEARNING HOW TO ATTRACT GOOD THINGS IN LIFE TODAY WITH WHO I AM RIGHT NOW WITHOUT REASON. I WILL NOT WAIT FOR SOMEDAY WHEN I SOMEHOW FEEL BETTER OR HAVE FEWER THINGS TO DO!”
Monk: Very good. When you continue to say this you’re actually altering your depressed mind from a hopeless slave of your everyday desires and feelings to a truly positive thinking mind open to attracting good things. Do you understand the simplicity of this transformation from a depressed mind to a positive thinking mind?
Apprentice: Yes, I feel better already.
Monk: Good. Whenever you feel low, remember this quick exercise and repeat it out loud. The only thing you have to lose is your depressed mind, right?
Apprentice: Yes, I guess so.
Monk: Good guess. And remember everyone wants to learn how to attract good things in life. However, it is the start that stops most people. You need to stay positive and always be mindful of your point of view.
The Moral Of The Conversation
After paying close attention we’ll notice that everything we encounter and perceive as good or bad is filtered through our current point of view.
If at any time our point of view is that the world is out to get us; everything will seem like just another onslaught we have to fend off. If our point of view is that everything is a waste of time, then all of our results will be lame at best.
On the other hand, if our point of view is a positive one every situation we encounter will turn into an opportunity to begin attracting good things.
Devoting ourselves to attracting good things works like this: Imagine that you are attending a gathering. Across the room is a person whom you find attractive and would like to get to know better.
If you let your depressed mind and perceived fears prevent you from interacting with that person you will close the door forever on that opportunity.
And you will also close the door on attracting good things anywhere in the near future because you just stunted your positive energy flow.
In the end attracting good things in life is the result of positive energy combined with consistent interaction with the world around us.
Without directly taking action and devoting ourselves to attracting good things we will remain trapped in our depressed mind.
Don’t be mistaken by thinking that just because you are not depressed in the clinical sense means you are free from a depressed mind. Depressed minds don’t equal depressed people overnight.
True devotion to attracting good things happens when we take responsibly for our depressed mind by putting ourselves in action.
People who begin attracting good things in life are whose who grow comfortable with bringing themselves face to face with rejection and possible embarrassment with consistent and positive action.
One of the grandest realizations in life is when we fully grasp that our ability to learn how to attract good things in life is completely under our control.
Imagine how extraordinary it will be to have complete freedom from our depressed minds loaded with fears and anxiety.
Our social, financial and love life will flourish even though every physical aspect of our lives is exactly the same as it has always been.
The only change will be the invisible transformation from a limiting depressed mind to a liberated positive mind.
That’s ultimately how to attract good things in life while further tapping into our inborn power.
This will bring us closer to living as the most complete version of ourselves immediately.
* Action Step *
List your three biggest fears or perceived consequences in relation to taking direct action in 2 specific situations.
Seeing your fears or perceived consequences towards taking direct action spelled out for you will be an incredibly tool in conquering your depressed mind while learning how to attract good things in life.
1) What is the situation?
What is the biggest fear or perceived consequence?
2) What is the situation?
What is the biggest fear or perceived consequence?
How To Attract Good Things In Life Now
– Written by Motivational Joe X