by: Arlene Holtz
Why are personal growth and self-improvement important, not just to certain individuals who are committed to growing, but to everyone? It is a question that needs to be asked and answered. Sure, it will make a pleasing little article to read, but more importantly, the answer affects our entire planet.
When we are beset all around us with violence, hatred, prejudice, and illness, it is critical to examine why this is so. It is even more crucial to do something about it.
Now, it is impossible to change the world, or even to change a few others. Have you ever tried to change your spouse or your child? Has it worked? No, of course it hasn’t. It is certainly a lesson in frustration for anyone who has attempted it.
However, we CAN change ourselves and in so doing affect the rest of the world. Don’t believe it? There is actual proof that this is true. The proof comes from a scientific body of study called Quantum Physics and the Law of Attraction, which is outlined in the recent hit movie The Secret. The Law of Attraction works whether you know about it or not, so you might as well use it to make your life better.
Quantum physics laws have proven that everything is made of energy. EVERYTHING. Therefore, even your thoughts and desires are energy, i.e. non-physical realities that have not yet manifested in the physical realm.
What that means is that whatever you focus your thoughts on creates your reality. Well, this is good news and bad news. The bad news is that when you think about what you don’t want or are afraid of or dislike, you create more of that in your life. The good news is that if you focus on what you do want, it comes to you in abundance!
Like attracts like. You have heard this before, I am certain. In other words, your thought energy attracts similar energy. If your thoughts are positive and happy, then they attract others who are positive and happy. Either those around you who are not happy and successful will go away or they will shift to a more positive energy.
I am sure we have all experienced this. If you are around happy people who are moving forward in their lives, you tend to feel happier and more content too. They are fun and easy to be around.
Conversely, if your thoughts are negative, filled with anger or fears, then you will attract more of the same in your life. You will even affect people around you to be more negative or fearful. Have you ever experienced being in the company of someone who was constantly complaining or criticizing everyone and everything? How did it make you feel? Not very good I am sure.
Obviously, for our entire planet to be more positive and healthy, more individuals need to raise their own vibration to positive, abundant, healing levels. If we do not make this an important focus in our lives, then our world will not improve and will continue with the crises and issues that overflow our news reports every day.
I know I, for one, want to live in a world that is healthy, abundant in every way, and surrounded by like-minded people. We all deserve this and need to be responsible for our energy and the way we influence others. That is why personal growth should be a priority in everyone’s life, not tomorrow or next month, but right now.