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The Secret…

June 24, 2009

secret aIt is the book I am reading right now (which is also made into a movie) and couldn’t stop myself from sharing, not that I wanted to.

I feel the purpose of anything you come to know is to use it in life. Otherwise if you read a book like this and don’t come out a changed person then maybe you just didn’t read it at all and just sifted through the pages. But this is the kind of book which even if you just happen to see a few pages you are surely to be benefited from it.

Years ago I read this book by Dr. Joseph Murphy which is called ‘The power of your subconscious mind’ which talked about how we can use the subconscious mind to achieve what all we want.

This book seems to put the same idea in front of the world in a bit different manner. This book attempts the same results but is a bit more reader friendly as it does not get into the intense topic of the subconscious mind and deals with the idea so that every layman can benefit from it.

The name they chose is perfect. It is really a well known secret. We all have heard it thousands of time from all the people and still not ready to believe it.

What you sow is what you reap”.

You sow good positive thoughts in your mind and you get positive results in life and if your thought s are mostly related to sadness or anger, jealousy or frustration towards yourself or others, so will be the outcome of your life.

The secret – by Rhonda Byrne

I am adding the link where you can download it if you haven’t read it yet. Because this is the kind of secret that must be spread worldwide. Even if many have already written about it and talked about it, I still think it is my moral duty to talk about it again so that no one is left out.

The book says that the world runs on the”Law of attraction” and here “Like attracts like”.

And how easily by the shift in our thinking can alter our future.

Our thoughts act like magnets. The kinds of vibrations we send out are exactly the ones we will attract more.

If we concentrate on how bad things are going we will attract more reasons to feel so.

Most of us are concentrating on what we ‘Don’t want’ rather than what we want. And that is why we are still stuck where we don’t want to be as the universe jut gives us what we concentrate on most, be it what we want or what we don’t want.

“What you resist persists.” Carl Jung (1875-1961)

So stop focusing on what you don’t want and make a list of what you want.

It is just like as Paulo said “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream,”

And according to the universe what you are constantly thinking about is what you want. It can’t distinguish about want or don’t want. If you are thinking about it you’ll get it.

It talks about how you can attract all you want in life to yourself. By simply shifting your attention from not wanting to the things you want.

The book says that universe is like a Jeannie which says “Your wish is my command”.

Focusing on what you want, Imagining and believing in it is the key. The book says universe is like a catalogue where you can order whatever you like and then you must act as if you have received it already.

How you will receive it is not your job, it will be taken care by the universe. Your job is just to decide on what you want, imagine it, and have faith that you have received it already.

How to attract wealth, great relationships, health, perfect weight and eternal youth all are dealt over here.

Everyone of us have heard this before

 “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right.” – Henry Ford

And that is what the book says. Believe and you shall see it.

For those who don’t want to read the whole book, I am adding a few summary points here so it will be more useful.

These are the headings under which the book gives us all we need. And the end of each chapter you will find these secret summaries.

Secret Summaries

The secret revealed

 • The Great Secret of Life is the law of attraction.

 • The law of attraction says like attracts like, so when you think a

thought, you are also attracting like thoughts to you.

 • Thoughts are magnetic, and thoughts have a frequency. As you think

thoughts, they are sent out into the Universe, and they magnetically

attract all like things that are on the same frequency. Everything sent

out returns to the source—you.

The Secret Made Simple

Nothing can come into your experience unless you summon it

through persistent thoughts.

To know what you’re thinking, ask yourself how you are feeling.

Emotions are valuable tools that instantly tell us what we are

thinking.

Secret Shifters, such as pleasant memories, nature, or your favorite

music, can change your feelings and shift your frequency in an instant.

The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit. The greater

the love you feel and emit, the greater the power you are harnessing. 

How to Use The Secret

• Like Aladdin’s Genie, the law of attraction grants our every

command.

The Creative Process helps you create what you want in three simple

steps: ask, believe, and receive.

• Asking the Universe for what you want is your opportunity to get

clear about what you want. As you get clear in your mind, you have

asked.

Believing involves acting, speaking, and thinking as though you

have already received what you’ve asked for. When you emit the

frequency of having received it, the law of attraction moves people,

events, and circumstances for you to receive.

• Receiving involves feeling the way you will feel once your desire

has manifested. Feeling good now puts you on the frequency of what

you want.

• To lose weight, don’t focus on “losing weight.” Instead, focus on

your perfect weight. Feel the feelings of your perfect weight, and

you will summon it to you.

Create your day in advance by thinking the way you want it to go,

and you will create your life intentionally. 

Powerful Processes

Expectation is a powerful attractive force. Expect the things you

want, and don’t expect the things you don’t want.

Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing

more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you

already have, and you will attract more good things.

To use the law of attraction to your advantage, make it a habitual

way of being, not just a one-time event.

At the end of every day, before you go to sleep, go back through the

events of the day. Any events or moments that were not what you

wanted, replay them in your mind the way you wanted them to go.

The Secret to Money

• To attract money, focus on wealth. It is impossible to bring more

money into your life when you focus on the lack of it.

Feeling happy now is the fastest way to bring money into your life.

Make it your intention to look at everything you like and say to

yourself, “I can afford that. I can buy that.” You will shift your

thinking and begin to feel better about money.

Give money in order to bring more of it into your life. When you are

generous with money and feel good about sharing it, you are saying,

“I have plenty.”

The Secret to Relationships

When you want to attract a relationship, make sure your thoughts,

words, actions, and surroundings don’t contradict your desires.

Your job is you. Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to

give anybody.

Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who

show you love and respect.

To make a relationship work, focus on what you appreciate about

the other person, and not your complaints. When you focus on the

strengths, you will get more of them.

The Secret to Health

The placebo effect is an example of the law of attraction in action.

When a patient truly believes the tablet is a cure, he receives what

he believes and is cured.

“Focusing on perfect health ” is something we can all do within ourselves,

despite what may be happening on the outside.

Laughter attracts joy, releases negativity, and leads to miraculous

cures.

Beliefs about aging are all in our minds, so release those thoughts

from your consciousness. Focus on health and eternal youth.

Do not listen to society’s messages about diseases and aging. Negative

messages do not serve you.

The Secret to the World

What you resist, you attract, because you are powerfully focused

on it with emotion. To change anything, go within and emit a new

signal with your thoughts and feelings.

• Instead of focusing on the world’s problems, give your attention and

energy to trust, love, abundance, education, and peace.

We will never run out of good things because there’s more than

enough to go around for everyone. Life is meant to be abundant.

Praise and bless everything in the world, and you will dissolve

negativity and discord and align yourself with the highest frequency—

love.

The Secret to You

• Everything is energy. You are an energy magnet, so you electrically

energize everything to you and electrically energize yourself to everything

you want.

You are a spiritual being. You are energy, and energy cannot be created

or destroyed—it just changes form. Therefore, the pure essence

of you has always been and always will be.

An unlimited supply of ideas is available to you. All knowledge,

discoveries, and inventions are in the Universal Mind as possibilities,

waiting for the human mind to draw them forth. You hold everything

in your consciousness.

Let go of difficulties from your past, cultural codes, and social beliefs.

You are the only one who can create the life you deserve.

• A shortcut to manifesting your desires is to see what you want as

absolute fact.

• Your power is in your thoughts, so stay aware. In other words,

“Remember to remember.”

The Secret to Life

• You get to fill the blackboard of your life with whatever you want.

• The only thing you need to do is feel good now.

The more you use the power within you, the more power you will

draw through you.

• Do what you love. If you don’t know what brings you joy, ask, “What

is my joy?” As you commit to your joy, you will attract an avalanche

of joyful things because you are radiating joy.

• Now that you have learned the knowledge of The Secret, what you

do with it is up to you. Whatever you choose is right. The power is all yours.

 

For more of these secret summaries and to fully understand the meaning of them read the book.

I loved this part where it touches Quantum Physics and Philosophy at the same time saying everything is Energy.

Most people define themselves by this finite body, but you’re not a finite body. Even under a microscope you’re an energy field. What we know about energy is this: You go to a quantum physicist and you say, “What creates the world?” And he or she will say, “Energy.” Well, describe energy. “OK, it can never be created or destroyed, it always was, always has been, everything that ever existed always exists, it’s moving into form, through form and out of form.”

You go to a theologian and ask the question, “What created the Universe?” And he or she will say, “God.” OK, describe God. “Always was and always has been, never can be created or destroyed, all that ever was, always will be, always moving into form, through form and out of form.” You see, it’s the same description, just different terminology.

Finally it all boils down to this.

You are the designer of your destiny. You are the author. You write the story. The pen is in your hand, and the outcome is whatever you choose. – Lisa Nicholos

And

The beautiful thing about the law of attraction is that you can begin where you are, and you can begin to think “real thinking,” and you can begin to generate within yourself a feeling tone of harmony and happiness. The law will begin to respond to that. – Michael Bernard Beckwith

 

Everyone will find something or the other of what they are looking for in their life in this book.

It is a great read and who knows might even change the way you look at life….

Disclaimer: This is not an advertisement to the book or the movie. These are my personal thoughts about the book and in no way I am making any money out of it. i have no copyright on the image and links given in this post.

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2009 10:07 am

    The Secret!! The book that is on top shelf of non-fiction books in crossword and landmark :). I have picked this book up n-number of times but have always kept it back looking at its cost 🙂

    If it is as good as you say it is, I think I have to go back to Crossword and come back with the book instead of empty hands this time 🙂

    Looks like you are higly impressed by this book. Last time I was so impressed by any book was when I read James Redfield’s ‘The Celestine Prophecy’

    I have given the link to the book from where i read it. need not to buy right now. first go through it and if you still would like to have it go ahead..

    it is the kind of book that shows you dreams and asks you to believe in them.

  2. June 24, 2009 1:02 pm

    I heard the audio version of this book about an year back and all it seemed to me is pseudo-science, especially the places where she talks about quantum mechanics and things. The quotes from famous are taken out of context and woven into the text to make as if they knew about The Secret.

    Surely you need a positive attitude and thinking to achieve anything but if only they were required then everyone would be living their dreams. Reality is you need to work and there is no Jeanie anywhere.

    Have a look at this http://www.slate.com/id/2165746/

    This book never talks about not having to work towards it. just that having a positive attitude will help. and that we all have known for years.

    Thanks for the link. i read what she has writen. the reply may be in the same article she wrote. she did all this with a negative attiude towards the book.

    she may have been imagining but not believing. she did get the idea to paint the floor.. that could have been the result of the book.

    she succeeded in what she wanted to do.. prove that this book is wrong and she did that.. don’t you agree..?

  3. June 24, 2009 2:13 pm

    Sooo many people have recommended this book. But not my kind at all so avoiding it 🙂

    Hmm.. it is like reading a fantacy filled fiction..
    all this is either too brilliant or utter fake..

    Koi gal nahi.. either way.. it just asks one to feel good and positive.. jolly good ji. 😀

  4. June 24, 2009 3:52 pm

    It does make intuitive sense to maintain a positive attitude in life, and to never lose hope. All of us live on hope 🙂 The quotes gave me a good pep for the day.

    Yes all it asks it to have a positive attitude and faith. it works for those who believe.. and that is the mantra for everything in life..

    yes we all live on hope and faith… 😀

  5. June 24, 2009 4:43 pm

    Me too! not my type of book 🙂

    and that is why this post.. you can peek into the contents without having to go through the book.. 🙂

  6. June 24, 2009 6:07 pm

    whoa!! that so much of info packed into one post! very VERY interesting!

    Our thoughts act like magnets. The kinds of vibrations we send out are exactly the ones we will attract more. Most of us are concentrating on what we ‘Don’t want’ rather than what we want.
    As u said, Paul Cohelo said rightly that if u really want something, the universe conspires to make u get it. so it makes sense to focus on the end goal rather than the obstacles.
    obstacles are what u see when u take ur eyes off the goal… i believe that 🙂

    And it works perfectly for the ones who believe..

    whatever is written in this book makes sense.. and gives us the feeling of having our lives in our hands.. why not try it .. if the universe does work this way.. then great.. we are on the right track.. if not then too.. we are living with a positive attitude.. eitherway it is good for us.. 😀

  7. June 24, 2009 7:51 pm

    So many information in a book???? Is that an encyclopedia ???

    Almost.. the quotes are great.. 🙂

  8. June 25, 2009 4:01 am

    umm .. dont think this is my kinda book.. self helps and “wisdom revealed book” dont do it for me these days .. there used to be a time i used to trip on Richard bach and paulo coelho and the likes.. my last “inspirational” book was tuesdays with morrie and i kinda didnt like it too much !.. but glad u liked it ! ..

    Maybe you have become more practical these days…

    any book will be our kind just accorging to the state of our mind. i had fun reading this. i am more enegetic these days. and to my surprise things have changed… or maybe my outlook has.. having and keeping a positive attitude is hard work and it sure has its rewards… 🙂

    • June 27, 2009 9:05 pm

      any book will be our kind just accorging to the state of our mind
      I SO agree with this Oorja 🙂
      I have found this to be very true.
      The books I never wanted to read during normal times …I loved them in times of trouble..when I wanted solace..and peace of mind…

      Right and that happes with all of us.. this book is kind of the hope giver… which might bring back a lost soul back on track.. 🙂

  9. June 25, 2009 4:51 am

    have seen d movie….its just awesome….it tells us how thoughts trransforms into actions….

    And haven’t we been hearing it all our lives.. 🙂

  10. June 25, 2009 5:47 am

    I have the book…but have never really gotten down to reading it …will try to read it now…

    that is quite a post! 🙂
    thanks for sharing 🙂

    You have the book..? great.. go through and tell me what you think..

    🙂 thanks..

  11. June 25, 2009 8:23 am

    You know, I had been avoiding it for some time – but your post makes me want to read it.. Will see if I can find it in my library here.

    You read all the best parts here already..
    Library .. great idea.. 🙂

  12. June 25, 2009 1:27 pm

    Hey, nice, oorja…
    Definitely worth a read..

    Go ahead.. try it..
    no sideeffects… 🙂

  13. June 25, 2009 6:59 pm

    I always thought that this was a fiction book! 😐
    I somehow can’t sit through a non-fiction book. I doze off…
    Anyways thanks for sharing. Maybe I’ll impress some girl by gifting this to her! 😛
    I liked a few quotes you shared.
    *Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who show you love and respect.* Very important!

    Ya some of the quotes i really liked..
    this is the non fictional Fiction.. 🙂

  14. June 27, 2009 2:13 am

    This book was a total disappointment for me. In fact i thought it was some fantasy when i bought it and got cheated 🙂 . Self help is not a genre for me. I prefer to read biographies instead.

    I love reading Biographies..

    this is a different experience. how can we discard something we don’t know fully ..

  15. June 28, 2009 5:41 am

    I’m very sceptical about the whole ‘law of attraction’ thing. I had even written a post on it a while ago. I think it makes things sound all too easy and that basically by imagining and wishing real hard, things will happen. And in reality, sitting on our arses and imagining is probably not going to get us the house or car or job.

    I think that this book is majorly misunderstood.

    it never says you sit at home and eveything wil be served on a silver platter.

    it will show paths (ideas) that we have to walk. it may make things easier but not do it for you actually. it may provide food but you have to chew it.

  16. July 1, 2009 9:28 am

    What a long and wonderful post on this book! I embrace many, many of the concepts in The Secret. I think some people relate well to how the material is presented, while others feel it is hype—that’s ok; from what I’ve read there is science behind many of the assertions. We all come to our own way in our own time.
    Thanks for putting together such a great summary, and I love the quotes you sprinkled throughout.

    Thanks a lot.. 🙂 i am glad you enjoyed it..

    i too believe that it works on our beliefs.. like everything else in life..

  17. July 12, 2009 10:55 am

    Don’t use so many tags or WP will ban you from the global tags page [it is considered a form of spamming though most bloggers are unaware]. The rule is not to use more than 5 to 10 tags and/or categories:

    “Five to 10 tags (or categories, or a combination of the two) is a good number to add to each of your posts. The more tags you use, the less likely it is that your post will be selected for inclusion in the global tag listings” is what the WP says though there is no limit on the no. of tags. When you show in the global tags page which has a high page rank of 6, Google catches it earlier than the normal time.

    Will soon write a post on common mistakes that WP bloggers makes enumerating my wisdom.

    Really..! i didn’t know that…

  18. August 14, 2009 9:16 am

    Wow! I am just re-reading the book and posted about it! You have done an excellent job explaining it’s core! Great!!!

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