SRK’s infamous dialogue in the Bollywood blockbuster movie Om Shanthi Om;

Agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho … to puri kainaat usse tumse milane kfbcbcd51002533b68f87274e329e5d98--make-it-happen-things-happeni koshish mein lag jaati hai

always made me wonder if it was, in fact, true or was it just another Hindi film cliches.

It was only recently that a friend of mine, also a bibliophile, might I add, told me about Ralph Waldo Emerson; A nineteenth-century American poet and philosopher, widely known for his collection of essays on topics like individuality, mysticism and freedom. Of all his notable work, the Law of Attraction is surprisingly less known.

Over the years, there have been several modifications and variations of his Law, but the core essence remains the same.

“Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen”

I found this one line more powerful than the hundreds of motivational speeches I had listened to or the books I had read. The law in itself is a silent promise that if I do my best, the Universe will take care of everything else that is needed for me to succeed.

Ralph’s quote is called “The Law of Attraction”, which in its simplest sense means that thoughts have the power to attract energy. It implies that a person’s thoughts are made up of the purest form of energy; this, like everything else in nature, could be negative or positive.

Mr Emerson also sends an encrypted warning message in his quote- If your thoughts symbolise negativity then it will attract only negative energy and potentially give birth to your greatest fear. To the universe, all energies are equal. Hence it is our task to decide which energy to choose.

I would like to end this post with a quote of my own- a tribute to Mr Emerson and his Law of Attraction.

“The human mind is a magical labyrinth. It is a mystical universe within you, where everything eventually materialises. So be careful of what you put in it. For it is only your thoughts that can decide the possible from the impossible”


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