What Does Bin Laden Have To Do With Love?


Osama Bin Laden is dead. Americans are celebrating. But is that the best use of our energy?

Big news today— Osama Bin Laden has been killed by Navy Seals. People all around the country are rejoicing. Personally, I'm disturbed. Do you remember how you felt on September 12, 2001 when the media aired videos of Muslim extremists celebrating the fall of the Twin Towers? I do. I was shocked and horrified that people would celebrate the death of others. And now many Americans are doing the same thing. I realize that some would argue Bin Laden deserved it, but I don't think that's for me to judge.

And what does he have to do with love, anyways? I'm struck at how the media and many individuals are so focused on these terrorists. They're spending enormous time and energy thinking about something they don't want: terrorism. Just like so many individuals focus on what they don't want when it comes to romantic relationships.

Many years ago, I learned that "thoughts become things." It's the basic tenet of the Law of Attraction, which states that you always attract into your life a vibrational match for what you think about and feel most deeply and most often. Many spiritual teachers echo this sentiment in different ways. Ghandi's peace movement in India is a wonderful example of the Law of Attraction in action. He realized that he would never achieve peace by creating war. His movement was considered a miracle by many, but it wasn't. It was an shining example of how our world operates.

Unfortunately, most people don't understand or believe how the Law of Attraction operates. They may credit it when good things happen, but when bad things happen they claim it didn't work. Not true; it's an immutable universal law; they just didn't like the results.

Watch your focus for the next few days as you go about your life. Are most of your thoughts positive or negative? What about your feelings? Feelings are the secret ingredient behind the Law of Attraction. They are the vibration the Universe connects with and sends things/people to you as a perfect match. What do you deeply believe about the opposite sex? Do you believe people are trustworthy? Do you believe you deserve to have a happy marriage?

You may want to spend a little quiet time, reflecting on your beliefs about love and relationships. What are some of the stories you tell yourself about love? Once you understand how you really feel about love, you may have a better understanding of why you attract certain partners and experiences.

If you don't like your stories, you can change them. Thoughts are things, choose good ones. 

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