The Lord Buddha said "All that we are is the result of what we have thought", the Darby Bible Translation tells us that Job, 3:25 of the old testament, declared, "For I feared a fear, and it hath come upon me, and that which I dreaded hath come to me." It seems that both Buddha and Job understood the eternal workings of the Law Of Attraction. However, unlike the enlightened Buddha, Job, like the majority of people today, suffered the dire consequences of not using this law to his advantage!
The Law Of Attraction at its very basic level states that everything is created by thought and that thought attracts to itself, physical things, people, situations, and circumstances. Your thoughts are attracting these things in this very moment!
However, we do not just create and attract the material things that enter our lives, we also create the body we occupy, the personality we display, and ultimately, the person we are and we do it all through our thoughts. Are you creating the life you desire & becoming the person you wish to be or are you like Job and bringing upon you all manner of woes because you are giving your attention to them? Perhaps you are even identifying yourself as a victim and refusing to acknowledge the Law and use it consciously!
The Law Of Attraction is not as big a Secret, as the hit movie would have you believe. It has been around since the dawn of time and is an unbending, ever-present rule of the Universe. You cannot escape it! There is a great body of evidence that suggests mankind has known about, and utilized, the great Law for about 7000 years. However, the teaching of universal truths did become clouded for many hundreds, if not thousands, of years by greedy self-serving dogmatists that wished to keep control of the masses and was actually banned at one point.
It was largely at the beginning of the 20th century that the general public started to become aware of this great law due to the diligence, fortitude, integrity, and grace of writers such as James Allen (1864-1912), Napoleon Hill (1883-1970), and Charles Haanel (1866-1949).
Wallace D. Wattles (1860 - 1911) was another pioneer of free-thinking. In his great work "The Science of Getting Rich" Wattles states a great truth, "There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought." How revolutionary that statement was in 1910.
Haanel set out in a 24 part correspondence course, which is now condensed into one volume called "The Master Key System", a complete guide to successfully using the Law Of Attraction! It was banned by the Church in 1933 due to its revelations. This is allegedly the book Bill Gates read before he created Microsoft!