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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Why ‘The Secret?’

You must by now have heard of the best selling book ’The Secret’, which has been translated to several languages, people have started ‘Secret’ clubs, a ‘secret’ DVD was launched after the book reached its popularity to this extend. I had to of course get the book and see what the fuss was all about. I finished the book a while ago and was left with these thought.

The book is a marvelous collection of great life philosophy, it truly will make many people reflect about life, past experiences, and future plans. I enjoy reading these sort of books, but I have to say it was nothing new that made me go ‘ahhh….’. I have come come across all these statements and suggestions for life in other ‘self help’ books. I think if I was not trigged by reading these positive psychology/self help/ spiritual (you can call it what you like) books I would have thought ‘The Secret’ is one of the most amazing books. To me it was absolutely beautiful, but not anything revolutionary.
I do indeed highly recommend ‘The Secret’, if you want to read one good spiritual self help book then you should absolutely get this one down on your wish list. Here I am sharing few aspects of the book which made me reflect on several highly vital matters of life.
"Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting. It’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind. It’s what you are thinking. Whatever is going in your mind you are attracting to you."
Your life is a mirror of the dominant thoughts you think!
If you’re worried or in fear, then you’re bringing more of that into your life throughout the day.
“You create your own universe as you go along” Sir Winston Churchill
“Anyone that ever accomplished anything, did not know how they were going to do it. They only knew they were going to do it” Bob Proctor (author of ‘you were born RICH’)
The Universe likes speed. Don’t delay. Don’t second guess. Don’t doubt. When the opportunity is there, when the impulse is there, when the intuitive nudge from within is there, ACT!
Begin to expect great things, and as you do, you will create your life in advance!
“All that we are is a result of what we have thought” Buddha
So imagine a world where people are using their full mental and emotional potential. We could go anywhere. We could do anything. Achieve anything!

We need to stop hiding all this ‘secret’, instead start taking advantage of the power that lies within us!


John Curtis said...

The Secret is the latest and by far the worst example of a HIGHLY profitable trend where self-help gurus with fabricated new age titles and little relevant education, credentials or legitimate expertise brainwash us into believing that they know what is best for us, our marriages and our families.

Often their only contribution to society is introducing some exotic sounding, new age philosophy. However, they often cleverly form an incestuous group of like-minded “experts” who cross-promote each other by swearing their success is due to following the beliefs of another member of their “cult!” All the while, they ply the airwaves jockeying for an ever-larger audience by appearing in the national media to garner third-party endorsements.

The Self-Help Movement has become the Self-Destruct Movement by diminishing or destroying our critical thinking skills to choose and evolve on our own. We have given up the freedom to build healthy lives, marriages and families based on our unique history and life experience. Instead many victims, blinded to the value of their own life experiences, are attracted to the latest secret in self-help, in an attempt to find out what they should think, feel and how they should act... this is the definition of a cult.

The solution is a return to our (common) senses! The best way out of this learned “self-helplessness” is to go cold turkey. Stop following ALL self-help gurus now. Begin, instead, to reclaim your natural, God-given ability to think for yourself. The common sense that was once readily available to all of us is still there free of charge and waiting to be applied to just about any challenge we might face in life… all you have to do is use it.

Please, let's all work together to stop the flock of "sheepeople" who blindly move from one UNPROVEN concept to the next, looking for the answers to life's challenges that you already possess and that is the OBVIOUS!

Liz said...

Well, I must say I'm a person who has received insights and inspiraton from self-help books along the way. I don't delve into them too deeply, but upon occasion I've been lucky enough to stumble on one that means something, like my latest: Woman's Field Guide to Exceptional Living. Lots of tips, quotes, even artwork to help women learn or be inspired to create their own fantastic lives.

You might be surprised by what you become motivated to do.

Elham Binai said...

I think we can learn something from everything we read and absorbe. it truly is up to us how much we let that become part of our lives!