• Tom Robinson

The Great Secret of Life: I am ready to receive everything the universe has to offer

In the spirit of sticking to less contentious posts, I have decided to just add something for people to quietly consider over the weekend.


I am still working towards my goal of getting my book published and helping other people – this is a book I started writing four years ago and I’ve decided that now is the time for it to happen – well very nearly anyway!


As I wrote the book, I realised that there was a cathartic benefit to be gained from, not just the act of writing (which is powerful alone) but also, the knowledge I gained through learning as I went along.


I want others to receive this benefit now too.








Additions to an all-round approach


I’ve written about the importance of an all-round or ‘holistic’ approach in some of my previous posts and I do believe that what I’m about to add today has a part to play in achieving full mental wellness too.


What I’m alluding to is something called the 'law of attraction' which has been written about and discussed for centuries.



“The Great Secret of Life is the law of attraction. The law of attraction can also be called the law of creation. In other words, life is not happening to you, you are creating it.”


When I first read about ‘The Secret’ I dismissed it as rubbish, but I reread it when I was in the worst stages of my illness, and I did end up factoring some of its principles into my recovery.








Deciding what you want


The main philosophy is that you have to decide what you want and then focus on it to attract more of the same. You must stop dwelling on what you don’t want because that will bring more of that too!


The problem for me was that, when suffering from life threatening depression, I couldn’t think of anything that I wanted except not to feel like that anymore, so I simply changed ‘I don’t want to feel like this’ to:


“I want to be well.”

Four years later (admittedly I had to wait and there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into my recovery), but I am finally back to the authentic version of myself, fully well, and the healthiest I’ve ever been.


Make of that what you will!







The Present Moment


The Secret is all about seizing the present moment.


You have to be happy with what you have now (I have been rocked here recently), and then tell the universe that you are:


“Open to receiving more.”

I am happy now, and I am grateful for this.


I am open to more of the same.


Thank you!








Adapting The Secret


Recently, I’ve been thinking about what I ‘want’ but there’s been a bit of a block because I’ve been associating ‘wanting’ stuff with greed…


Since I’m all about words and meanings ‘want’ as a word, has slightly the wrong connotation, so I’ve changed this to:


“I am ready to receive”


Let’s see how this works out!


Thanks for reading,


Speak to you soon,

TR

www.dyingtostayalive.com







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