The Secret: Book Review and Summary

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Rhona Byrne wrote the book “The Secret” which explains the law of attraction and how one can use it in his/her life to attract positivity. The author says that through positive thinking we can control our thoughts and want attract to astounding things in our life. This article will give an explicable book review of The Secret and how you can manipulate the law of attraction to benefit you.


“You are what you eat”- a catchy diet slogan but the far more accurate truth is that we are what we think. This might make you think of empty happy catchphrases like think good thoughts or just be happy. But the value of controlling your thought life transcends trendy slogans. In fact, the power to choose what we put into our minds is so significant that it can impact our entire future. So through the course of our summary, we’ll investigate the mysterious secret to success that everyone’s always looking for by unpacking the universal law of attraction. You’ll learn how to apply it to your own life.

The Secret Revealed

The great secret of life is the law of attraction. You’re attracting everything that is coming into your life and it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind. It’s what you’re thinking i.e., whatever is going into your mind is what you’re attracting towards yourself.

Every thought of yours is a real thing- a force. The greatest teacher who has ever lived has told us that the law of attraction is the most powerful law in the universe. You’re the one who calls the law of attraction into action, and you do it through your thoughts. The law responds to your thoughts, no matter what they may be.

The Secret Made Simple

You’re like a human transmitting tower, transmitting a frequency with your thoughts. If you want to change anything in your life, change the frequency by changing your thoughts. The most important thing for you to know is that it is impossible to feel bad and at the same time be having good thoughts. That would defy the law because your thoughts cause you feelings. If you’re feeling bad, it is because you’re thinking things that are making you feel bad.

Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we’re on track or not, whether we’re on course or off course. It’s the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction.

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How to use the Secret?

In this “The Secret: Book Review”, we will clarify the usage of this secret.

The first step is to ask i.e., make a command to the universe and let the universe know what you want. The universe responds to your thoughts. Asking is the first step in the creative process so make it a habit to ask. Step two is to believe. Believe that it’s already yours- believing in the unseen. Know that they’ll come to you in need.

If you do just a little research, it is going to become evident to you that anyone that ever accomplished anything, did not know how they were going to do it. They only know that they were going to DO IT.

Step three and the final step is to receive. Begin to feel wonderful about it. Feel the way you’ll feel once it arrives. Whenever you turn that fantasy into a fact, you’re in a position to build bigger and better fantasies. And that, my friend, is a creative process.

Powerful Processes

Desire connects you with the thing desire and expectation draw into your life. All that we are is a result of what we have thought. Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life. It is impossible to bring more into your life if you’re feeling ungrateful about what you have. The daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you.

Start by writing down what you want and begin each sentence with “I am so happy and grateful now that…”. When you give thanks as though you have already received what you want, you are emitting a powerful signal to the universe. That signal is saying that you have it already because you’re feeling gratitude for it now. Visualization is a process that has been taught by all the great teachers and avatars throughout the centuries. The reason visualization is so powerful is because as you create pictures in your mind of seeing yourself with what it is you want, you’re generating thoughts and feelings of having it now.

The Secret to Money, Relationship, Health and to the World

Money: Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve. If you want abundance and prosperity, then focus on abundance and prosperity. The spiritual substance from which comes to all visible wealth is never depleted. It is right with you all the time and responds to your faith in it and your demands on it. When it comes to creating wealth, wealth is a mindset. It’s all about how you think.

Relationship: When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your actions don’t contradict your desires. Act as if you’re receiving. Do exactly what you would do if you were receiving it today. To acquire love, fill yourself up with it until you become a magnet. Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to give to anybody. Treat yourself with love and respect, and you’ll attract people who show you love and respect.

Health: Happier thoughts lead to essentially happier biochemistry- a happier, healthier body. Negative thoughts and stress have been shown to seriously degrade the body and the functioning of the brain because it’s our thoughts and emotions that are continuously reassembling. Laughter attracts joy, releases negativity, and leads to miraculous cures.

World: What you resist, persists. Resistance to anything is like trying to change the outside picture after they have been transmitted. You cannot help the world by focusing on negative things. As you focus on the negative events, you only add to them and bring more negativity. As you focus on good things, you feel good, and you’re bringing more good things to the world.

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The Secret to You & Life

The law of attraction says that like attracts like. You’re an energy magnet so you electrically energize everything to you and yourself to everything you want. All power is from within and therefore under our control. We do not think well of ourselves or love ourselves completely. To not love ourselves can keep what we want from ourselves. When we don’t love ourselves, we’re literally pushing things away from us. A shortcut to manifesting your desires is to see what you want as absolute fact.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls”- Joseph Campbell.

You get to fill the blackboard of your life with whatever you want. The more you use the power within you, the more power you’ll draw through you.

Thank You For Reading!
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