The thing that I immediately appreciated about The Secret is that it told you what the secret was in the first chapter. The secret is the law of attraction. The end. Yet, I kept reading.
The Secret is unlike any other book I’ve read and I figure that may be because the movie came first. I’ll need to watch it to be sure, but I’m pretty sure they took all the clips and ideas from the movie and just put them in the book without changing the structure but a little bit. There were like eighteen different sub-authors, none of which I kept track, but all of whom managed to stay on topic and co-sign the legitimacy of “the secret.”
I gotta admit, I’ve bought into it all. Not so much because of this book, but because all of the books I’ve read over the past six months have also co-signed on the law of attraction.
There’s power in thoughts and how can there not be? Thoughts spark all kinds of things, but so often we only think about the big ones, like the invention of the lightbulb. It’s funny how easily we can accept Murphy’s law, but we cringe we think that our imagination makes our abilities limitless.
But this is a book review. I loved that the book kept expanding and growing. Now that you know the secret, what can you do with it? Well, the book started with the power of thoughts, and then feeling-driven thoughts. Then it went into how the secret can be applied to money, relationships, health, the world, and your life as a whole. The foundation was simple, but there was enough to say about it that i didn’t feel like the subject was exhausted.
One quote that blew my mind was James Ray’s assessment of how quantum physics and theology align.
“Describe energy. ‘OK, it can never be created or destroyed, it always was, always has been, everything that ever existed always exists, it’s moving into form, through form and out of form.’ You go to a theologian and ask the question, ‘What created the Universe?” And he or she will say, ‘God.’ OK, describe God. ‘Always was and always has been, never can be created or destroyed, all that ever was, always will be, always moving into form, through form and out of form.’ You see, it’s the same description, just different terminology.”
Now this just happened to speak to me because I wrote a paper for a college philosophy class arguing that quantum physics and the idea of God are aligned. I got an A in that class, obviously.
You might get something else out of it if you’re “always getting sick,” “tired of being broke,” or keep painting women leaving you. The overarching point is that we reinforce our beliefs and actions by our thoughts and words and we have to negate that with positive thoughts.
I dig it.