Positive thinking is one thing but blaming victims for being victims is beyond my resistance. With in the first hour you will read that victims of the genocide, crime, rape, murder, have attracted this evil by there way of thinking. It never mentions how babies and very young children attract this kind of horror.
If you like simple answer and are stupidly materialistic this book is for you. If you want to believe that cancer, Nazis, hunger, and natural disasters are made up by your mind this is your book.
I can not believe that intelligent people are not lining up to denounce this garbage.
The audio of "The Secret" is a wonderful tool for living. It is very palpable with different readers, good emphasis is placed on importance and the positive rather than negative. Far easier for me to understand, and listen to repeatedly, rather than reading the book.
I was told that I had to read this book. I was told that it was a lifechanging piece of literature. I don't get it. Although I agree that having a positive outlook on life will typically bring better things, I can't quite force myself to swallow the concept of this book. When people start talking about how bills keep showing up in the mail because they keep thinking about bills, they lost me. Bills continue to show up in the mail because people continue to buy useless shit they don't need. It has nothing to do with the universe making the bills appear in the mail. No amount of wishing or hoping or dreaming or pretending or anything else the author suggests is going to make your credit card company forget that you paid $495 for a hand carved statue of a monkey riding on the back of a giraffe. I know, I know...It was am impulse buy, and it was near the register. Anyway, forget this book. There is nothing new about it's content. I'll sum it up for everyone and save you some money. Be positive and act as if what you want out of life is already happening to you.
Some of this is complete dribble. But if you strip away the new age mysticism (or psuedoscience and faux religion) then you are left with basic goal setting. The universe isn't going to deliver anything to you if you are sitting around not making it happen for you, no matter how happy and positive you think about it. But I do believe in the power of positive thinking to help you get there and that is the real message here.
I have listened to this over and over again. The book has revived alot of what most of us have been taught. It has really helped my family and friends tremendously. I am so glad I downloaded it.
Devoted audible mystery user. Been using since 2001 - that's a bunch of books. I've enjoyed every one I purchased through my membership.
This loser is just another New-Age rehash of old stuff that has been around for ages. The author's presuppositions are rediculous and one must really be desperate to try it. I think it is great to be a positive thinker, but for it to become some "secret power" to provide all your desires for money, power and romance is just too much. Don't waste your time!
I probably would've liked this a lot better had I not seen the DVD. It covers much of the same material word for word. Nevertheless, I like to listen to snippets of this book from time to time when I need a little inspiration.
I like this program. It's a great way to remind you about continuing to practice the methods. You watch the movie, get excited, practice for a few weeks and then life begins to take back over. Before long you are back to your normal patterns. Listening to this audio every couple of months is a great way to remind you to stay focused and keep practicing.