When mankind started realizing there was more to life
than just surviving, philosophy was born.
Philosophical and religious ideas began forming. About
this time, the idea that we could control our lives
with the power of our thoughts started taking hold.
And this idea has never lost its appeal or its
We are what we think. It’s a concept almost as old as
time itself. From Hinduism, Buddhism, ancient Greek
philosophers to modern day religions, this same belief
has been taught.
The name of this idea has changed over the centuries.
It seems like every other generation feels the need to
change it. They feel like it’s necessary to make the
idea something new and original in an attempt to
attract new believers.
In the last two centuries the prevailing terms have
been “positive thinking” and the “Law of Attraction”.
Both terms have had their popularity.
The Law of Attraction was brought back into popularity
with the 2006 film The Secret. Christianity has
maintained the same term for it throughout its
lifetime. Christianity teaches it as the “power of
Regardless of the name, the basic concept is the same.
You ask for something, truly believe (have faith) you
will get it. And last but not least is belief that you
deserve to have it.
Whatever you call it, teaching yourself to have
positive thoughts and believing you’re deserving of
good things can only result in positive gains in your