Have you have seen the movie The Secret, or are you interested in the Law of Attraction? You may be wondering if there is a way to use this approach to help you quit drinking alcohol.
The main idea behind The Secret is that your thoughts are responsible for how your life has turned out. Whether you were aware of them at the time, or not.
Furthermore, it’s not only what you think about, or focus on, that’s important. You also need to focus on what you DO want, instead of what you DON’T want – to get the results that are beneficial for your life.
For example, if you are someone who is anti-war, you would actually be better served to be pro-peace. That way, you would be spending your time and energy finding ways to promote peace. Otherwise much of your efforts in the “anti-war movement” will have actually brought more attention, focus and energy to that which you are fighting against.
Is the Law of Attraction Real?
The Law of Attraction is not a magical, mysterious force that can be used to attract whatever you focus on into your life. But, that’s not to say that it isn’t real either, for it is.
The Law of Attraction works because our minds are so powerful that whenever we strongly and consistently FOCUS on something – to the point where it becomes our predominant desire – we ALSO begin to adopt the conscious and subconscious thoughts, words and actions that help BRING ABOUT that which we are focusing on.
When it comes to an alcohol addiction, phrase your thoughts in terms of what you WANT TO HAVE in your life, and NOT what you want to AVOID.
Thus, do not let your mind primarily dwell on the many reasons to avoid drinking. Don’t focus on how in the past you had gotten sick or wasted money or lost a job. Because that puts your attention, focus and energy on that which you do not want in your life. (article continues below)