Rush Limbaugh the famed radio personality said: Life is what you make of it. Life is what you do. To grow up you go out there.
Existentialist philosophers in the recent two centuries argue that people are free and responsible for their own lives. The Law of Attraction is the belief that thoughts can manifest into reality. Actually there is nothing novel or recent about it. They also assert that people create their own meaning in life.
Existentialists would likely agree with the Law of Attraction that people can create their own reality. However, they would also likely disagree with the Law of Attraction in the sense that they believe that people are not in control of everything that happens to them.
For example, an existentialist might believe that people can choose to be happy, but they might also believe that people cannot choose to be born without a disability.
Ultimately, whether or not existentialists believe in the Law of Attraction is a matter of personal opinion.
Mikhail Bakunin the nineteen’s century Russian philosopher argued that religion originated from the human ability for abstract thought and fantasy. This point is important to consider. It has implications on several biblical books that were transcribed and edited by ordinary humans for two millennia. Humans have agendas and human make mistakes.
According to Bakunin, the alternative for a religious power monopoly is the acknowledgement that all humans are equally inspired by a deity, but that means that multiple contradictory teachings are assigned to an infallible deity which is logically makes no sense.
Bakunin stated wisely that: “By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible.” That means human thought and thoughtful intentions precede human actions, creations and civilization’s products.
Existentialists opine that individuals are responsible for creating their own meaning and purpose in life. They also believe that individuals are free to choose how they live their lives. The Law of Attraction is the belief that what you focus on your mind’s thoughts will manifest in your life. If you focus on positive thoughts and goals, you will attract positive experiences into your life. If you focus on negative thoughts and goals, you will attract negative experiences into your life.
Consequently there is overlap between Existentialism and the Law of Attraction. Both believe that individuals are responsible for creating their own reality. However, there are also some key differences. Existentialists believe that individuals are free to choose how they live their lives, while the Law of Attraction suggests that individuals can attract certain experiences into their lives by mentally focusing on them.
Jean Paul Sartre the twentieth century famed French philosopher argued that a central proposition of existentialism is that existence precedes essence, which is to say that individuals shape themselves through their existence and cannot be perceived through preconceived and a priori classes or groupings – an “essence”. The actual life of the individual is what constitutes that which could be called their “true essence”, instead of an arbitrarily attributed essence by others who use essenceto define them. Human beings, through their own consciousness, create their own values and determine a meaning to their life.
In her 1963 book titled “The Prime of Life”, Simone de Beauvoir, and Sartre’s intellectual partner defined her Existential life credo this way:
We regarded any situation as raw material for our joint efforts. And not as a factor conditioning them.
We had no external limitations, no overriding authority; and no imposed pattern of existence. We created our own links with the world.
And freedom was the very essence of our existence.
Whether or not you accept the Law of Attraction, it is well known and clear that writing down your plans and goals helps you to achieve them.
When you write down your goals, you are making a commitment to yourself. You are also giving yourself a clear plan of action. This can help you to stay motivated and focused on your goals.
Writing down a Plan of Action is the first step of taking action towards manifesting your life.
Dr. Mandy Lender, an American physician and author. In his book, The Vision of Habakkuk, argues that the Bible provides a framework for existentialist philosophy. He cites the example of Habakkuk, who was a prophet who lived in the 7th century BC.
Dr. Lender reasons that the biblical existentialist approach of manifesting goals and objectives is based on the following principles:
- The individual must have a clear vision of what they want to achieve.
- They must be willing to take some action to make their vision a reality.
- They must be patient and persistent, as it may take time to achieve their end.
- They must be grateful for what they have, as they strive for more.
Dr. Lender believes that these principles can help people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. He also believes that they can help people to achieve their financial goals, as they can provide the motivation and drive necessary to succeed in business.
Dr. Lender provides a detailed explanation of how to apply these principles to real estate investing. He also provides case studies of people who have used these principles to achieve success in their lives.
Dr. Lender suggests that this is a model for how we should live our lives. We don’t have to try to understand everything that happens in the world, but we should trust in ourselves that there is a working built-in mechanism within humans and for humans. He also argues that we should be willing to take risks and step out in belief.
Dr. Lender discusses the biblical example of Jabez, who was a man who prayed to be blessed by God and asked God to enlarge his territory (real estate parcels of land). Jabez’s prayer was answered and he was granted four things:
- He was blessed more than his brothers.
- He was given a large territory.
- He was protected from evil.
- He was given peace.
Dr. Lender’s book, “The Vision of Habakkuk,” is a guide to the biblical existentialist methodology of manifesting goals and objectives. Lender argues that by following the principles outlined in the Bible, people can achieve their dreams and live a life of purpose and fulfillment.
The book is divided into three parts. The first part provides an overview of the Biblical existentialist philosophy. The second part discusses how to apply the principles of Biblical existentialism to specific areas of life, such as personal finance, career, and relationships. The third part offers case studies of people who have successfully used the principles of Biblical existentialism to achieve their goals.
Lender’s book is a well-written and informative resource for anyone who is looking to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. He provides practical advice that can be applied to a variety of situations. The book includes discussion points as a great resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about the biblical existentialist philosophy.
Here are the key takeaways from the book:
The first step to manifesting your goals is to clearly define what you want. What are your dreams and aspirations? What do you want to achieve in life?
Once you have a clear vision of what you want, you need to take action. What steps can you take to make your dreams a reality?
It is important to be persistent and never give up on your goals. There will be times when you face setbacks, but if you keep going, you will eventually achieve your desired results.
The Law of Attraction is a powerful tool that can help you manifest your goals. By focusing on positive thoughts and feelings, you can attract positive experiences into your life.
The Biblical existentialist philosophy is a powerful tool that can help you live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Have Life Blessings Be All Yours
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