How to read 'The Secret'book
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Almost everyone has heard the phrase: "It's all in the mind," but how many have ever tried to understand its importance and implication? I was also a part of this crowd until a few years ago, till I was gifted ‘The Secret' by my father. This book by Rhonda Byrne changed my way of life, renewed me and taught me how to live a peaceful and contented life and be an architect of my own happiness and success. In this book, the author unveils a ‘secret' which she claims to have been known for centuries. In the words of the author, "It has been passed down through the years, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money."
The essence of the book is the power of our minds, which if identified and unleashed properly, can create waves of positive changes in our life. It deals with tuning our thought process which has the capability of making things happen; things that we otherwise would have never have imagined occurring. Everything that happens to us is directly or indirectly the doing of our own thoughts, which if modeled properly, can change everything in our lives. The book deals with the above mentioned theory scientifically, saying that our thoughts are magnetic and a frequency is associated with each one of them and when they are sent out into the universe, they attract like objects which are reflected back to us. In short, our thoughts become things.
This book answers questions like why are we asked to culture good and healthy feelings right from our childhood. As a matter of fact, these are the things that decide the course our lives take. The importance and need of feelings and emotions, the need to sometimes give in to things that our hearts desire for, the need to prematurely ‘feel' the things we want to happen, the need to take good care of our health, the need to treat ourselves with love and respect, the ways to make our relationships with others work, the need and ways of expressing our gratitude to the Maker as well as everyone and everything that have touched our lives-all these have been discussed intricately in a detailed manner in the book.
The best part is that the theories mentioned in this book are nothing new. It is just an organized representation of what we have already experienced either consciously or subconsciously. Even before reading the book I have made certain things happen by just thinking strongly about them. A class test being cancelled when I strongly wanted it, my mother calling me when I wanted to badly talk to her, my fever vanishing when I convinced myself that I was perfectly fine are a few situations that have actually happened in my life.
in order to get most out of the book :-
1.read one chapter a day only. after reading it take a piece of paper and write down all your experiences and views about the principle taught in the chapter. read next chapter only after doing this even if takes more than a day or few days
2. i think of you are reading this book for first time , it will be a tough to consciously attract anything/anyone. So start attracting small things you like and focus on your positive thoughts ignore all negative thoughts. remember change is hard in the beginningso at this time you need to be very vigilent of your thaughts. you are basically changing your mindset. once you are aware and convinced how it ( principal of attraction ) works and can influence your life, start being awesome from the same moment.
This book by Rhonda Bryne is one of my favorites. Here is the link to download the book
At a low point in her life, with her father recently deceased and her business close to collapse, Rhonda Byrne's daughter gave her a copy of Wallace Wattles' The Science of Getting Rich. The ideas in this New Thought classic (see commentary in 50 Success Classics), seemed to run counter to everything she believed, but she could not stop thinking about it. Over the next few months she implemented its messages in her life with transformative effect, personally and financially.
Believing she had found a ‘secret' that should be more widely known, she began developing the idea for a film, taking advantage of her connections and knowledge as a television producer. She raised money to visit the United States and interview every teacher, writer or speaker that seemed to know about this secret, the ‘law of attraction'. Made for only $3 million, the film did not have the cinema or television release intended, but this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The Secret became a word of mouth hit as an Internet download, and DVD sales began to explode; over two million copies have sold in the United States alone.
The surprise is that the book is not just a spin-off marketing afterthought to capitalize on the film's success, but a powerful work in its own right that has actually sold more copies. The Secret is one long homage to the thinkers and authors that have inspired Byrne - from New Thought legends Charles Haanel, Robert Collier, Wallace Wattles and Genevieve Behrend, to contemporary self-growth gurus such as Denis Waitley, Jack Canfield and Neale Donald Walsch. In between, there are quotes from Einstein, Jung, Emerson and other ‘great minds' who she says knew about ‘the Secret'.
The book follows the structure of the film in featuring the thoughts of particular teachers interspersed with narration, however, it goes into more detail on many points, and has much more of Byrne's own commentary and examples from her own life.
The law of attraction and how it works
The ‘Secret' that Byrne felt she had discovered was the ‘law of attraction'. In essence, the law says that whatever you think about or put your attention on becomes reality in your life. We attract to ourselves things, people and situations that are of a similar ‘vibration' to ourselves. The universe is essentially energy, and all energy vibrates at certain frequencies. At the personal level, each person is vibrating at a certain frequency, existing as an energy field within larger energy fields.
According to Byrne (and this is where she goes beyond mainstream science), a person's ‘vibration' is determined by their thoughts and feelings, and it naturally attract to yourself things of a similar frequency. Think of yourself as a transmission tower, she says, broadcasting frequencies of thoughts into the universe, beyond space and even time. Change your frequency, via a change in your thoughts, and you can become virtually a new person who attracts different people and circumstances into your life.
The law works whether you know about it or not, or believe in it or not. Yet once you do, an amazing possibility emerges: you can "think your life into existence". In observing the incredible imbalance of wealth on our planet, Byrne offers this as the reason: People who are wealthy think only thoughts of more wealth - "They only know wealth, and nothing else exists in their minds." Even those people who have made a fortune then lost it, most become wealthy again before long. This is because they remain focused on abundance all the time, despite current circumstances. The law of attraction must deliver to them the equivalent of their dominant thoughts.
How about reading the summary of the book in just one paragraph.