The Secret

By Rhonda Byrne

2006 edition

ISBN: 978-1-58270-170-7

The Secret

For years now I’ve listened to the audio version of The Secret and enjoyed it every time, and like everything you read, watch, or listen to, the more you read it, watch it, or listen to it, the more you gain from it, because you always find some new gold nugget of information that you hadn’t noticed before. So I thought maybe I’d discover a few extra nuggets in the hardback book of The Secret that I might have missed while listening to the audio version.

So I bought a copy and started reading, and I have to say I was blown away with how much more information is in it.

Don’t get me wrong, the audio is great and I’ve learned so much from it. It’s just that the book goes into deeper explanations.

What is ‘The Secret?’

The Secret (although it’s hardly a secret when there’s a book, audio, and movie about it), is all about NLP, Neural Linguistic Programming, otherwise known as The Law of Attraction.

I’d always known about NLP and understood it to mean that our thoughts create our lives.

The Secret is a collection of NLP ‘experts’ all talking about how they understand NLP and how they use it to help them in their lives and how they’ve used it to help others. And their stories are all inspiring and informative, which is why I enjoy listening to them over and over again.

So I was both surprised and delighted to find that the book goes much deeper on each topic that the ‘experts’ talk about.

How Do You Use ‘The Secret?’

The Secret is simply that our thoughts control our lives. We all have experiences in life but it’s not the experiences that are important, it’s our reactions, our thoughts, and our beliefs regarding these experiences.

So if we view an experience negatively, it will impact our life negatively. This is the difference between two people who suffer a physical injury. One sees it as negative and lets it destroy the rest of their life, while the other thinks positivity and won’t let it ruin their life.

As well as using The Secret to view past events positively, it can also be used to guide future events and make them happen as you want them to, and produce outcomes that are so great it can blow your mind.

And it’s all down to our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. In other words, it’s the stories we tell ourselves.

This is how placebos work. Doctors will give one group of patients medication that will help them and give another group fake medication (a placebo). In these trials, neither group knows if they’re receiving actual medication or not, yet in every case, many in the placebo group become well, and it’s all down to the power of their mind, their thoughts, and their beliefs.

The Secret describes in detail how anyone can use NLP to create the life of their dreams, overcome illness or injury, and even attract their soulmate.

They say that The Law of Attraction is working all the time whether we realise it or not. So whatever your thinking about is what you get. So if you’re thinking about how much debt you have, debt will continue to show up in your life.

The Law of Attraction doesn’t care whether you’re thinking about something you want or something you don’t want. So instead of thinking about how much debt you have, think about having an abundance of money.

You have to stop thinking about negative things and only think about positive things. So don’t think about war, think about peace. Don’t think about how bad things are, instead imagine how good things can be. If you house is making you miserable because it’s such a mess, think about it being spotlessly clean and tidy. If you’re car is old, think about what it would be like to have a new one.

It’s said that what you think about you bring about. So think of what you want instead of always thinking about what you don’t want.

I’ve always believed in the power of our minds and I think that it’s sad that most people see themselves as victims of their own lives instead of the creator of their life.

Yet all it takes is a shift of thoughts and beliefs and anyone can change their life for the better.

And The Secret is the manual that can take you there.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
― Buddha

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This review was written on 9th May 2023

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