By Rhonda Byrne
One of the biggest hits – thanks to Oprah and her loyal audience, The Secret by Australian author Rhonda Byrne, tells you that everything in the Universe (which is always capitalized and usually synonymous for “God”) vibrates on a particular frequency. When you think in harmony with the frequency of something, you attract it to you. If you think about wealth, you will receive wealth. If you think instead about your debt, you will receive more debt. You attract what you think about; your thoughts determine your destiny.
Byrne quotes her 29 co-contributors to reveal the essence of The Secret: The Law of Attraction.
The book reveals the fact that “Your thoughts are the primary cause of everything,” and “Your current reality or your current life is a result of the thoughts you have been thinking.”
Remember, the Universe echoes thoughts back at you – that too three folds. So if you put in a positive/good thought, it would echo three times before coming back to you. The same holds for negative/bad thought.
Let me try and frame it in simpler words. If you think about something, that something will be attracted to your life. Whatever is in your life is there because you caused it to be there. All the good and bad things surrounding you – your friends or loneliness, your loving or abusive relationships, your success or failure, your health or illness, your life and death – all are there because you caused them to be there. This is the “Law of Attraction”.
The book says we can have anything we wish to have provided we keep faith in the supreme Universal powers and start believing prior receiving that we have got what we want. It says the only thing we got to do is ASK and then just leave it on the Universe to make way and situations for us to get our wish.
It explains this power is acting all the time and gives us just what we are deeply thinking n believing… be it good or bad.
The book focuses on You. The reader. You are the centre of the Universe. And everything happens just for You. You are a part of God – hence God himself.
It is all about self-empowerment, self-fulfillment, and getting whatever WE want.
The Secret reminds us that there is a powerful connection between our thoughts and our actions. But at a point this is a major loop hole. Our greedy and selfish heart would desire and attract more materialistic needs and desire –eventually attracting sin.
So, what happens when you wish to ace a certain exam (for example) and another person wishes the same. Who wins?
If I use The Secret to change a certain aspect of the world, it eventually will affect the lives of millions of people. What if they are using/following the path shown by The Secret? Won’t there be a conflict then?
All said and done, we should be forever thankful for everything that happens to us.