Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret a film and a book that talks about a Secret and is nothing new. Spiritualism has been teaching this for a very longtime "The Law of Attraction" The phrase Law of Attraction, although used widely by esoteric writers, does not have a consensual definition. However, the general consensus among New Thought thinkers is that the Law of Attraction takes the principal "Like Attracts Like" and applies it to conscious desire. That is, a person's thoughts (conscious and subconscious), emotions, and beliefs cause a change in the physical world that attracts positive or negative experiences that correspond to the aforementioned thoughts, with or without the person taking action to attain such experiences. Yet that is not completely true, you need to take the first step, ASK!, then comes the second step Believe/ Trust. After that comes the third step which is accept.
I am a positive thinker and have always been. It has been the only way I have been able to survive the misfortunes that have happened in my life. Sometimes our mind tricks us into dwelling on the negative. Well it is not that the world is full of pink clouds, but while you acknowledge that things are bad, focus on how to change it. As Mother Teresa said once, if you invite me to an anti-war rally I won't go, if you invite me to a Peace Rally count me in. This is the clearest demonstration of that this law can be demonstrated. Give your energy thoughts to what you want to accomplish, not what you want to avoid. We are aware of the world, we just choose to focus on a different aspect of our being.
Our minds are such a powerful tool, and that is what it is. It gathers data, classifies it and brings it forth according to the program. Have you ever felt guilty because you were pampering yourself? Who do you think makes that happen? The mind brings forth the relevant data that it thinks is relevant to the situation that you are in , will be or have been. The mind needs to be disciplined and control as to being able to create.
What do I think about these things:
1) You can change your reality by focusing on what you want. Don't focus on the fact that you don't have it or you will never will.
2) I avoid negative people, I avoid negative thinking, at night before going to bed I try to see something funny on TV so that it is the last thought in my mind. I avoid dwelling on gossip, rumors and judging others. I do have the tendency, but I know better.
3) You can actually change your life by changing your thinking, is not easy nor hard it is just a matter of effort , asking, believing and being able to accept.
So if you want to know about the Law of Attraction , this book is a great read. Like attracts like and remember that you can always change your Past , Present and Future, you can do it in the Now, which is all you have. Live life to the fullest, live life in the Now and have No Regrets. No matter how dark the horizon seems, there is Sunshine right around the corner waiting for your enjoyment. Also be kind to yourself, don't harbor bad thoughts or feeling toward yourself, your body or anyone else for long. Imagine if you hate your body and you do it every day, your body is going to eventually react to all that hatred and negativity, love yourself, be kind to yourself and remember that hate, negativity poisons the soul, but love can raise your vibration. Believe it or not everything in life has a frequency and like attracts like. You can heal yourself, you can become the richest man or woman in the world, but if you don't it's not a big deal, the most important Secret that there is in life is to be Happy no matter what. True happiness does not depend on outside things, but it may be enhanced by it. Remember You are a co-creator of your life, make it the best! Thanks for stopping by!


Deneen said...

I have had that book for ages and keep meaning to read it. I don't believe if you really want a pair of $500 shoes, you think it and it'll happen-I do believe in positive thoughts and know having a positive outlook on life makes things so much better.

My theory and I've taught it to Elena is simple; treat people how you want to be treated; respect people for who they are and if you throw crap out there, expect it to come back and hit you right smack in the face. Hey, works for me!
This is almost a Buddhist approach (I think)

Anonymous said...

You're so right, Andy, about the power of the mind. I am one of those people who have a tendency, a long-standing tendency, to dwell when things get ugly. But lately, I've made a conscious effort to avoid that sort of thing, and the changes in my life are enormous. Do you recall the possible gallbladder attacks I was having a while back? I finally hooked up with a great doctor to suggested it may be non-ulcer dyspepsia. It's similar to irritable bowel syndrome, in that it is considered to be triggered mostly by stress and by a person's mental disposition. I fought it for a long time, but then I decided to take a different approach to my life and practice more positivity. I still stick to a very lean and healthy diet, but I cannot credit the diet for how well I've been feeling. I have to admit that being positive is making a huge difference.

I'm sorry I hijacked your comments and rambled so long. I am just very interested in this whole positivity thing, as it is new to me, and it's very intriguing and VERY wonderful how much it works.

"Diseases" and actual physical illnesses exist that are ultimately caused by stress and negativity. If the mind can have that much control when it's negative, imagine how much power the mind has when it's positive.

You have inspired me to smile right now. :) Thanks Andy for the thought provoking read!

Can't wait to hear about your reunion.

Gina said...

Wow, you have no idea how I needed to read this post. I am having a problem dwelling on loosing someone in our family tragically in a car accident recently. It has brought up a lot of feelings, thoughts and questions about death and life...and ultimately living iin the now. Thanks for reminding me of the secret and I will be popping my video in and dusting off my secret book.

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