The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is about the law of attraction. The author says if you want good things then think positively about them and you will get them. Likewise if you think negatively you will attract negativity. I find some of her ideas very relevant but others are very unrealistic.
Visualisation and Gratitude:
Rhonda Byrne sees visualisation and gratitude as the 2 most powerful ways of getting what you want. It starts with imagination. The Wright Brothers invented the aeroplane and Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone by creating the ideas in their heads and visualising them first.
She suggests that to make lots of money you need to visualise yourself with lots of money. Personally this doesn’t work for me. However, if I tell myself to be happy, I do feel happier and I am more positive about life.
The author also says that by being grateful about everything you have means that you will attract more of what you want. Say thank you for your day, and your life, and mean it. It doesn’t matter if you say it to yourself or to a higher being, just be grateful and you will be happy.
The Secret and relationships:
Rhonda Byrne states the obvious in this section, pointing out that if you feel bad about yourself you attract people who make you feel bad. On the other hand when you have self respect and love yourself then you will attract people who treat you with love and respect. I can relate to this section and agree that people treat me better when I behave in a confident way.
The Secret and health:
The author believes that you can cure illnesses by visualisation. If you want to stop wearing glasses then imagine yourself with perfect eyesight. She gives an example of a man with a terminal illness who cured himself by laughing at comedies instead of worrying about his health. I find these ideas interesting instead of realistic and the author does not provide a scientific explanation for them.
The Secret was published in 2006 and sold 19,000,000 copies in the first year and has been translated into 50 languages. I read some of the reviews on Amazon and people either love it or hate it. There is also a film with the same name which I haven’t seen.
She was born in 1945 in Australia and is a TV and radio producer. She has written other books on similar subjects, including The Greatest Secret, and her website: is http://www.rhondabyrne.com
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