The Secret, The Mirror

This quote by Paulo Coelho reminds me of the Law of Attraction from “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. The book introduced many people to the concept that their thoughts may influence not only their actions but the experiences that they bring into their lives as well. So what does the law of attraction mean?

  • If you focus your attention on achieving a goal and believe not only that you can do it, but that you already have done it, you can achieve virtually any goal you set your mind to.
  • If you focus on what you don’t want, you are inadvertently drawing that into your life. For example, if you constantly ruminate on what is stressing you, you’ll actually draw more of those situations (and accompanying stressed feelings) into your life. Instead, the trick is to focus on what you do want in your life, and you’ll get more of that.
  • The Law of Attraction, the principle that you attract whatever you focus your energy on (good or bad), works with relationships, possessions, goals, and anything else you are able to focus on—even your own health.

If you see yourself as confident and believe that you can attain your goals, then others too will have faith in you. If you come across as hesitant and unsure, then others too will doubt. “The Mirror” is a lovely poem by Justin Farley that touched me deeply the first time I read it.

The Mirror
Justin Farley

The mirror stands tall and peers with endless eyes,
full of the power to change your course in life.
It’s skilled in planting and sowing your demise,
yet is always willing to inspire and energize.
It’s the instigator of failure’s reprise,
or makes goals and dreams actualized.
The mirror grants the viewer a new image with each sunrise,
but only reflects back what the mind supplies.


When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

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