Do you ever find yourself making the following statements: “That’s just life. You’ve gotta face reality. It’s just not realistic to think like that. Take your head out of clouds. It is what it is.” To many, these statements are all too familiar, sounding off as simple excuses or verbal limitations for why life isn’t the way they want it to be. It’s sometimes worn as a statement of grandeur or maturity when you can face the “reality” of a situation and deal with it. Other times, it’s seen as a limitation that they have no control over but should at least be aware of so they can make better choices with their limited options. Since this is an article that focuses on the Law of Attraction and this topic, let’s view these two different perspectives: the realist and the optimist.
We’ve been introduced to the realist’s vantage point. They see the world that is directly in front of them. They resonate and only deal with the physical and tangible aspects of life. They’re imaginative, but quickly rationalize that what their imagination is creating behind the scenes can’t possibly manifest because to them, undertaking the task may seem too “unrealistic.” They focus on the limitations and the barriers. They spend too much time analyzing disadvantages, traps and snares and in turn make excuses for why nothing works, what’s wrong with everything and how messed up everything is. When asked why they feel this way, they respond with the universal answer, “That’s the reality of the situation.”
The Law of Attraction in this case, is still operating. It does not stop working because someone is choosing to focus on what’s in front of them. Instead, it responds to what they’re paying the most attention to and feeling the most strongly about. If they’re griping that they can’t get out of their work environment, constantly talking about how bad everything is, the Law of Attraction makes sure that the realist keeps experiencing these same types of situations. They just keep getting more of the same and feel like the world is on their shoulders. This is where there is some danger in continuing to only see life through the eyes of a realist. What do you think would happen if they decided to change their focal point? What if they decided to view life through the lenses of an optimist?
The optimist’s viewpoint is that of what they want to see, and not looking directly or intently at what’s directly in front of them. They’re more in tuned with their imagination with excitement because to them, that’s a preview of what is getting ready to take place in their lives. They may spend considerable time daydreaming and documenting their goals, aspirations and plans. They look for the good in every experience as well as positive lessons. They look at every obstacle as an opportunity instead of a barrier. They face their fears with compassion and move through them. Life is an unfolding process that rewards them with seeing their visions come alive.
The Law of Attraction helps to facilitate the realization of their focus. Because they are paying most attention to what they do want instead of what they don’t want, that’s what they are vibrating with and in turn, it will manifest. Of course, the realist, who still doesn’t really understand or care to learn about the Law of Attraction, may say that the optimist’s view is dangerous because they aren’t facing reality. The optimist’s truth is that they are facing the reality that only they want to see. There in lies the difference.
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