So I don’t know how much weight to give it, but I’ve been watching videos about celebrities and the law of attraction, or positive thinking, also-known-as the secret (I think). I don’t know if it’s all BS or if there’s actually merit in the idea that we attract what we think about, and so if we’re positive we attract positivity, and if we’re down or depressed we bring more negative energy into our lives. This week I’m trying to live more positively and see if it works.
It’s kind of a bad deal for people dealing with depression or other mental health issues though, because you can’t just turn them off and be positive. I know this from personal experience, because I was once someone who often used to suggest that unhappy people just be happy. I was ignorant, and kind of a huge dickhead.
But there must be something to it. The ‘Law of Attraction’ which is a ‘Law of the Universe’ suggests that what we focus on we can bring into our life. If you’ve read The Secret, you know that the author suggests having visualization walls, and that simply by the power of thought you can attract things into your life. It’s interesting to think about when you consider some of life’s coincidences. (I’m not a fan of The Secret).
It reminds me of the trip I took to North Korea this year. Back in 2016, right around the time I was planning my trip this year (February), I was looking into tours to the country. I gave up on it pretty quickly, but at the back of my mind I knew I’d visit there eventually, and then almost by accident I found the hockey trip I ended up on. It’s a small coincidence, but it’s interesting to me.
Coincidences are really interesting, like when you think of someone you haven’t heard from in a long time and they call or message out of the blue.
I remember, from a few months ago, I had this dream about someone I’d never actually spoken to, but had gone to highschool with. She was a year or two older than I am, and I don’t think we had a single mutual friend. I can’t remember anything about the dream besides the fact that her likeness was in it. Anyway, I wake up the next day, get on with life, but I stopped at a coffee shop on the way to work that I rarely go to, and this chick is a barista there!
It was weird. There was another coincidence too, I think she became friends with one of my friends on Facebook that week and you know how that appears sometimes in the news feed? ‘This Person and That Person have Become Friends.’ And you can ‘Like it’ or ‘Comment’.
I saw it and I wanted to go back to the cafe and explain how hilarious and random it was, but I figured there was no world where that was an appropriate conversation and forgot about it until now.
I mean, it’s weird, right?