Over the last few years, and especially since the release of The Secret, the Law of Attraction has been gathering followers around the globe. What you think about and focus on is what you get, and all that. Well a lot of people believe in it, although I for one have my own opinion of what's actually going on.
A big part of the process seems to be around 'affirmations'. You know, you get up in the morning and say: "Every day in every way I feel better and better." And your brain is supposed to take that message on board and make it real. Repetition is the key. Then there's 'afformation' - that's the same thing except you use a question to turbo charge the message, because the brain always goes searching for an answer when posed with a question - apparently.
So, your afformation might be: "Why is it that every day in every way I feel better and better?" - then your brain goes off to find answers that fit.
What a load of old horse poop I hear a lot of you say!
Maybe, but consider this observation (not mine), studies on criminal behaviour have found that most criminals started out in their youth, and although at the time they knew it was wrong and actually felt guilty about it, if they continued, they found those feelings fell away to be replaced with thoughts of acceptance. "What else could I do with my background?" or "If you'd had my upbringing you'd have turned out this way." etc. The point being the long term exposure to the idea inevitably makes it acceptable in a criminal's mind.
Maybe this is why it's so hard to rehabilitate a long term habitual criminal.
So if it works in the negative like that surely it can work in the positive too!
In the end what have you got to lose by doing affirmations, afformations, mantras etc.? You could have everything to gain.
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