What makes law of attraction so hard to learn?

What makes law of attraction so hard to learn? In principle it is very simple and straightforward.

But like any skill, our preconceptions and ulterior motives get in the way. Like Zhuangzi’s archer:

When an archer shoots for enjoyment, he has all his skill; when he shoots for a brass buckle, he gets nervous; when he shoots for a prize of gold, he begins to see two targets.

We learn easily when we are interested and engaged, but we are obstructed when there is something important at stake.

Most of us approach law of attraction teachings with the mindset of everything at stake. We have often given up on other ways of approaching our desires and goals. We approach law of attraction teachings like an archer looking for the target so we can immediately claim our prize.

Abraham-Hicks is fond of saying that the only reason we want anything is because we believe we will feel better in the having of it. But I think the only reason we study the law of attraction is because we hope we will get everything we want in the mastering of it.

The sheer desperation to get what we want is an obstacle not just to practicing LoA teachings, but to acquiring any skill. If LoA were presented merely as a method of emotional regulation to help us navigate the ups and downs of daily life, it would have far less cachet for most people.

But that is the kind of modest emotional investment that would make it easier to learn the principles behind law of attraction. Because the essence of the Abraham-Hicks teachings is: find a way to feel better, and you will feel better. It’s prosaic and tautological, except that life will improve around you if you actually do start feeling better consistently.

Keep it simple like this and the principles are much easier to learn. Just feeling modestly better in everyday life is achievable and beneficial, without dragging in inflated dreams and yearnings for great wealth or fame or spectacular success in life.

It’s like learning to stretch: take it gradually, and you will enjoy the process with consistent improvement. Or rush it and push yourself and you will most likely be in too much pain to persist.

So in summary, if we take the big prizes out of the equation, we stand a better chance of actually learning how to work with the law of attraction. Make it enough to just feel modestly better all day, every day, with no greater hopes or expectations for change.

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