My question however is, if we've already had a lot of fears/doubts/negative thoughts about our desire or currently have them, will detaching and being in the present still work? Is it too late? I mean, do those negative thoughts and beliefs override your intention even when you live in the present and let go?
Is it ever to late? you mean has time run out?
Time is an illusion, only the EGO understands time, the true self is timeless. there fore the answer is it is never too late. you know Andrew wilki on thsi site that owns eftmagic.com? he and his girl we apart for 12 years. and they still got back together, that does -not- mean it will take 12 years. it just means that time is not a factor.
here it is 10 am in china it's 10pm or somewhere in that area. today here is tommorw in austrailia
and what about your fears/doubts and negative feelings? those also belong to the ego.
when you get the ego out of the way, all of his 'stuff' goes with him. doubts fears worries illusions of time.
all fear, all attachment, all doubt all negative feelings are ego based. attachment is the egos' sense of lack, --fear is the egos desire to be in the future-- doubt is the ego's inability to trust the true spirit. NEgtative emotions are just the bodies reaction to the egos fears and doubts
the spirit has no fear, it has no doubt, identify yourself with it, live in the moment where it lives. and with out fear, there is courage. without doubts there is trust.
interestingly, what we call LOA athletes call sports psychology. athlets who worry about making the goal or beating the other team stuggle and strain and fail because they are trying to hard.
but when they get into "the zone" which is also the present moment/ detaching/ being one with their spirit all same thing. they are able to perform super human feats of speed strength and endurance.
idenify yourself with your ego you have limits, identify yourself with your spirit, their are no limits.