I watched The Secret documentary for the first time around 8 years back and my first reaction to the concept that’s introduced in this was “WOW“. The film is classified under self-help category and lays its foundation on the fact that everything one wants or needs, can be achieved by believing in the outcome and maintaining a positive outlook. I watched the movie and forgot about it thinking that it’s crazy shit and won’t work in real life (though the film had showcased a serious number of renowned people backing “the law of attraction” and how anyone, anywhere can tap into it).
2-3 years later I saw the book at a store and bought it, just thinking it might have some fragments more practical and closer to real life than the movie. I was literally surprised after reading the book, I got so engaged in it that I finished it in one go on a weekend. Now I am not sure what happened in these 2-3 years between the movie and the book, as the content of both is literally the same but somehow I am still under the spell of the book.
I literally love the book and everything it talks about from positive thinking to creative visualization, personal power to law of attraction and the fact that it somehow all boils down to how badly you want something in your life and ultimately, to your own personal belief and confidence that you deserve what you want and you are going to get it.
The Secret posits that the law of attraction is a natural law like gravity that has been always there for people to tap into. It determines the order of our personal lives through the process of “like attracts like”. The author claims that as we think and feel, a corresponding frequency is sent out into the universe which attracts back to us events and circumstances on that same frequency. For example, if you are sad and think sad thoughts and feel sad, you are going to attract more things in your life that will make you sad. And that’s where tapping into your emotional system and deliberately making an effort to remove the bad feelings and to feel good comes in the picture. Like it’s said “Fake it, till you Make it”.
Everything presented in here makes your thought process simpler, and gives you the energy and enthusiasm to go by smoothly with your life problems, just smile, feel good and get going with the best you can do with your time. I am trying to implement the tricks suggested in the book to make things work for me (like getting up early, I am a big time late riser), hope they do work soon enough. But some really simple things like getting a surprise call from a friend or getting an unexpected cup of tea have worked for me.
I will suggest all of you to give this book a try, maybe it will click with you and help or maybe it won’t. But you will never know till you try and till then Think Good, Feel Happy, Sleep with nice thoughts, Wake up with Gratitude, have Faith in yourself and keep doing what you love doing.