The Law of Attraction

She lived a fear-based life. In her own pleasant home, she entertained visions of herself as a homeless old woman wandering the streets with all her belongings in a grocery cart. This was long before the days when people were told to use their intention and the law of attraction to bring good things into their lives.

She didn’t end up homeless, but she didn’t give up the fear of failure, the fear of poverty, the fear of ruin. Sometimes I wonder if knowing the principles of the law of attraction would have improved her life in any physical or psychological way. It is rather hard to imagine changing a world view with . . .

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “the law of attraction.”

Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “The Law of Attraction”

  1. In the spirit of open-minded discourse, please consider another view of The Secret: http://www.thesecretantidote.com. With this web site, I clearly am registering my objections and disagreements with Rhonda Byrne & Co — but I have attempted to be fair in my critique. For instance, I begin my article with a list of tenets of The Secret with which I agree, and I provide a list of questions for strict believers in “the law of attraction” as the prevailing law of the universe to answer. Please take a look. Thanks. Thom Rutledge / http://www.thesecretantidote.com

  2. Dear Readers, I’m going to allow Thom’s comment to remain, even though it doesn’t exactly follow the guidelines for participation on First 50 Words.

    The writing prompts are here to take you anywhere your imagination leads. You are not necessarily supposed to comment on what “I” write, but to take the prompt and write what “you” write. In Thom’s own way, he has done that.

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