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Old 08-01-2007, 08:44 PM
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Secret of Law of Attraction

Quite simply, the whole concept revolves around like attracting like. You may find that this makes sense but I can almost bet money most people still believe that taking two magnets and putting them together will make opposite poles attract. If like attracts like, put the north poles of two magnets together and tell me what they do. They obviously repel each other quite strongly. What is really going on?

Let's look at two different examples that shows us that many people may be looking at half of the world backwards. If this so-called Law of Attraction is a LAW, then that means that it would apply to magnets as well.

Example 1: If there is a teenager who is a car freak and loves to fix up his hotrod and race around, chances are that a good percentage of his friends are also a bunch of car freaks. If they all have something in common, they will obviously have a tendency to group together. In this instance, it is easy to see that like attracts like and the attraction law seems to hold true as claimed.

Example 2: If you take two magnets and put the north sides of each magnet together, they repel. Why do they do this if the universal law of attraction supposedly states that like attracts like? So when the north of one magnet is connected to the south of another magnet, like IS attracted to like. You think that is opposite attraction don't you? Like flow is attracted to like flow. On one magnet, the flow is from south to north and in the other magnet, the flow is from south to north as well. Both of these like flows are in alignment with each other. Therefore, when looking at the whole picture, like is still attracted to like even though virtually every human being that knows about magnets will still tell you that opposites attract.

The purpose of those examples is to point out the fact that we all have blind spots.

Write down these 4 key points
  1. We know what we know (conscious competence)
  2. We know what we don't know (conscious incompetence)
  3. We don't know what we know (unconscious competence)
  4. We don't know what we don't know (unconscious incompetence)
The above 4 points are not just some word game to sound clever. Those 4 points cover every single bit of consciousness that is in your conscious thinking mind, your subconscious mind and your unconscious mind, which is the collective mind.

Point #1 means that you know what you know. You probably know what a tooth brush is and you are consciously aware that you know what a tooth brush is.

Point #2 means that you know what you don't know. If you're not a brain surgeon, you probably don't know about brain surgery and you are probably very well aware of the fact that you don't know about brain surgery.

Point #3 means that you don't know what you know. Most people do not hold their sneeze in when they have to sneeze. Holding in a sneeze can cause you to have a stroke by building up too much pressure. Intuitively you probably let yourself sneeze because intuitively you know that it isn't a healthy thing to do. You sneeze anyway but you probably have no idea that your body knows that you shouldn't do it. You know that holding in a sneeze isn't healthy but probably are not consciously aware that you know this.

Point #4 means that people do not know what they do not know. You probably do not know how to fly a space shuttle. If an astronaut pointed out some special gauge to you and told you that it did A, B and C, you probably did not know that it did A, B, and C. Furthermore, you probably were not even aware of the fact that you did not know there was that gauge and also you did not know that it did A, B, and C. So, you were not consciously aware of the fact that you did not know those things because you simply did not know what you did not know.

If you took all knowledge possible for a human being to know, point #1 is the smallest bit of info. Point #2 is a little bigger. Point #3 is even a little bigger. But, point #4 is the biggest. If you took points 1, 2 and 3 and combined them, they would be nothing but a single-celled amoeba stuck to the back of a giant blue whale.

All the blue whale is point #4, which is the entire area encompassing all knowledge that resides in the area of us not knowing what we do not know. This is our blind spot. This is what we are unconsciously incompetent about.

What is the first rule to gaining power?

Constantly expand our frame of reference so that we shine more light on our blind spots.

In the two examples of the teenagers and the magnets, there were various levels of knowledge.

The first, you probably could instantly tell yourself that you knew that and you were aware of the fact that you knew that.

The second, you may have thought about that but didn't have an answer and ignored it but kept believing in the law of attraction even thought the magnet example seemed to violate it. You were probably first aware that you didn't know the answer. But when you saw the solution, not only did you probably not know the solution, you probably were not even aware of the fact that you did not know there was a solution. But, when you were, light was cast into a blind spot empowering you even more. You may have went from not knowing what you didn't know to knowing what you know. So you went from 4 to 1. That is power.

This is important to understand because we can't just go about reading things or watching movies or listening to lectures or attending workshops of some so-called gurus thinking that we can learn anything. It is just data so far. Furthermore, it is worse if we are thinking that we can do anything with it if you don't know how to look at things and recognize points 1, 2, 3 and 4 while you are learning.

With point 4, of course we won't know what we don't know but at least we know the possibility exists that through any learning experience, there may be knowledge that we don't know we don't know. As long as that is in the back of our mind, then and only then can the possibility exist for blind spots to disappear.

Shining light on as many blind spots as possible is what we need to do to continuously expand our frame of reference. It is all about asking the rights questions.
Aaron Murakami

Last edited by Aaron; 08-05-2007 at 04:57 PM. Reason: added magnet pic
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