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My Rating: 7/10
Product Overview – The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
This book is a beginners introduction to ‘The Laws of Attraction’ – a (perhaps controversial) theory, in which the universe, and thus our lives, are governed by our thoughts and the focus of our minds. The book covers a number of topics which equate to, what most people would refer to as, a happy, balanced and successful life. The Secret teaches its readers how to apply the Laws of Attraction in all the main aspects of life;
Inspiration and wisdom, from many current, successful practitioners of the theory, are provided in the book too… including stories of how these people have applied the laws of attraction to their own lives and achieved remarkable results.
Are you ready?
This book has a great deal of incredible, inspiring information detailing how to sculpt our lives into the exact picture we wish to manifest. If you’re happy with your life as it is, then this book is, most likely, not for you… but if you have this niggling feeling that there’s something missing in your life as it stands – be it money, relationships, health – then this could be just the nudge you need to start changing your life and creating it exactly as you please.
The book contains numerous chapters based on what “The Secret” actually is, how to use it and how to apply it in numerous areas of life. I believe the quotes from practitioners (both past and present) really bring the book to life and inspire it’s readers to live life to their highest potential as long as they’re passionate and ready for their breakthrough!
Is “The Secret” Controversial?
There are certain controversies aligned with “The Secret“, whereby religious people, in particular, believe the content opposes and contradicts certain religious views… others, however, agree that the two subjects are complementary… There are also some people who think “The Secret” is just a bunch of psychological marketing. Finally, the ‘Law of Attraction’ has no real scientific basis – it’s basis comes more from a whole bunch of distinguished occurrences.
My Opinions and Conclusion
I don’t really agree with a particular religion, however I do feel as though there’s a certain higher power in the world… so the religious argument doesn’t really bother me – as long as something is helpful to people throughout rough times, which I believe this book (as well as religion) truly can be, then I have no personal issues with it. If you continue to read the whole series ( <—–available from amazon by clicking the picture to the left), you’ll find that the powers behind the ‘Laws of Attraction’ are love and gratitude… more of those things in the world can only make it a better place, right?!
In terms of psychological marketing – isn’t that what ANYBODY wanting to sell to others is engaging in anyway?? I think the author truly believes in the message written in the book and just wanted to pass on the ideas… is that such a crime??
Scientifically, I agree to a certain extent… no matter how much you dream about growing another leg after it’s been amputated, or growing wings so you can fly like a bird, it’s never going to happen, right? But even if you can’t grow a leg, you can build a prosthetic one… if you can’t grow wings, you can still build a plane… some things may be biologically (or otherwise) impossible, but, if we’re passionate enough about something, I believe alternatives can be dreamt up and created – and I believe that this is the idea this book is trying to sell.
I hope you enjoyed this review. If you have any questions about the Secret or the Laws of Attraction… or even if you just want to leave your own reviews/opinions on the book, please feel free to leave a comment below. 🙂
Love, Magic and Fairy Dust 😉