Tuesday 7 November 2017

Book Review - The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

I have been going through some medical issues and while on a hospital stay, I was talking with a fellow patient who had just finished The Secret. He said it was quite helpful and after I flipped through his copy of the book, I thought it could be helpful.

In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. 

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. 

In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. 

The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

I have heard and do believe that people use only a small percentage of their brains and that there is so much yet to discover about it. Also, I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking and that we can assist our bodies through visualisation. The Secret delves heavily into these aspects.

There are things that I do have issues with, however. The book seems to say 'believe and it will happen.' It suggests that we need to do nothing to bring on wealth or happiness except to just think about it.

Also it speaks of people as a transmission tower.

"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.

You are like a human transmission tower, transmitting a frequency with your thoughts. If you want to change anything in your life, change the frequency by changing your thoughts."

I can't buy the idea of our thoughts sent out into the universe as a frequency. What I can get behind is that those positive thoughts will keep you positive and moving forward in a positive manner.

The Secret did make me think deeper about a few things. As I said earlier, I use visualisation daily and found the book helpful in this area. I have slightly modified my nightly affirmations and visualisations and believe they are working.

When you read the book, take from it what you can. There are some very useful positive ideas that you can take from it.

Your power is in your thoughts, so stay awake. In other words, remember to remember.” Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

Whenever you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right. (Henry Ford) ” ― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

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