"What you love, you empower.
What you fear, you empower.
What you empower, you attract."
is a famous quote (though source unknown) that describes how your thoughts may attract a particular quality of life.In this post I will write about my hypothesis regarding the attraction of what one perceives, and how one might be able to change one's reality by changing one's perception.
Let's suppose that the world is comprised of energy interacting with each other. Our brain (for whatever reason it is in existence) converts the energy around us into what we perceive, in order to create an entity separate from other energies, a creation of an individual. This was suggested at by neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor at her TED talk about her stroke experience (her left brain perceiving thoughts and solid matter, her right brain perceiving the world as energy). If what we perceive is not real and only created, then our so-called reality can be created by what we perceive. Similarly, as the double-slit experiment with electrons suggest, what is observed depends on the observational device. We only observe what we look for. Hence, we can be the creator of our reality for tuning what we look for. It has been suggested in several spiritual teachings that when we look for abundance and good things, we create abundance and good in our reality. When we think about what we do not possess (ie. focus on lack), we create lack in our reality.
If indeed the world is comprised of energy, one can rationalize the abovementioned concept with the superposition principle. To give an example, an assumption must first be made, however, about the quality of energy. Let’s assume good thoughts have high vibrational frequencies, and bad thoughts have low vibrational frequencies. The intensity of the thought or emotion is represented by its amplitude. By the superposition principle, there is an additive effect when two waves coincide. A standing wave (resonance) occurs when two coinciding waves are in phase, and have the same frequency and amplitude. When the waves are exactly out of phase, they cancel each other out to zero. Everything else is in between. One can then do a thought experiment and imagine two waves, both of different frequencies, coinciding. The resulting wave comprises of both frequencies, with the higher frequency wave superposed atop the lower frequency wave. The resulting wave then has a larger amplitude than either of the original components, but the base amplitude depends on the lower-frequency wave. Therefore, if you imagine our thought processes to take the form of energy of a particular frequency, then what we attract (or resonate with) depends on our current frequency. If our frequency is low, then we will resonate more with low frequency waveforms. Even if we encounter high frequency waveforms, the higher frequency wave can only be added onto our low frequency, perceived as intermittent sparks of happiness. If our frequency is high, however, then we will resonate more with high frequency waveforms. Even if we encounter low frequency waveforms, it will be only perceived as an undercurrent.
In resonance, the amplitude (this can be thought of as emotional intensity or intensity of the situation) of the wave doubles. Hence, possessing a high frequency waveform in our thoughts allows us to more intensely experience the same high frequency waveform incident from our experienced environment. In a way, this is somewhat like attraction. Put in other words, we attract what we think.
The good thing is, since our brain perceives what our reality is, we also have the power of choice over our perception, and change our reality accordingly.