Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Secret

I decided to treat myself the other day. After all, us gals deserve treats & little pick me ups every now and then. So I purchased The Secret (book) and started reading it today. I have been skeptical of it and still am to a degree. However, I do believe in the principle premise and have always believed it.

I remember telling a friend that who she is, her thoughts and expectations, determines to a large degree the man that is attracted to her. I really believe that our aura (or whatever you wish to call it) attracts certain experiences or people to us. My friend always lamented how she ended up with the wrong man. I always thought that her expectations and thoughts attracted certain men. Example, you don't think you could do better, so you don't get better.

All my life, education has never been a problem for me. Passing or failing was never an issue; not only did I know, fully believe that I would pass but I knew with certainty that I could and would score among the highest, whatever the class was. Somewhere between then and now, I started doubting myself and abilities. For the first time in my life, I began thinking, can I do this, am I cut out for a Phd, should I even be here, am I smart enough. Now for the first time in my life, I find myself struggling with college.

I will fill my mind with positive thoughts, stop dwelling on the negative-no more of the we are doomed, the world is going to hell in a handbasket, people are nuts, selfish, greedy, corrupt-kind of thoughts. Somehow I gave up hope in alot of things and people, started focusing on the bad rather than encouraging the good.

Who knows what may happen, the mind is powerful thing. I hope (I am full of hopes this evening!) that I follow this through and that life doesn't get in the way. I don't know if changing the way you think can make you a millionare or heal you from a terminal disease (while I believe some can do it, I think the majority are unable to do so), I really think that changing your thoughts can lead to your happiness and inner peace.

Excerpts from The Secret-
Relationships: Treat yourself the way you want to be treated by others .. love yourself and you will be loved [...] Focus on being grateful for what you have already .. enjoy it!! Then release into the universe. The universe will manifest it. [...] What you focus on with your thought and feeling is what you attract into your experience [...] Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what is in the process of becoming.



deonna kelli sayed said...

I found the book SO Boring and trite, although I do believe in the premise. For example, one of my dearest friends and I grew apart at the time of my marriage. (Sigh!) She's been on my mind too much these days. What do you know, but she looked me up on Facebook a few days ago! I honestly believed she sensed an energy that I sent out. But is it worth a bestseller? Don't know...

Gardens of Sand said...

Boring, yes it does drag on. I read a chapter or so and stopped reading. I usually am unable to put a book down after I start reading. It does get repetitive.

The premise though is a gem! I really do believe its true. My friend listened to it on audio and recommends it for the commute. I think I just may pick up an audio copy.

SoulSearch said...

I read The Secret, and it turned out to be The Disappointment Book of The Year and no secret at all. I've always believed in the premise, but I also believe that Faith plays a big role in our lives as well.

Gardens of Sand said...

I remember you saying that SS. What can I say, maybe I am experiencing a low in my life. You know for the first time in my life, I doubted my abilities and started wondering if I am good enough. Reading the Secrect (ok the 1st chapter, I never finished the book) was a great wake up call. I try not to think of negatives anymore..