Reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

This is a re-read for me. When you read something which starts to change your perspective, I feel it’s important to read it time and time again. Repetition is key. There are a multitude of contributors to this book which has its foundations based on The Law of Attraction. It’s a very easy read, it has lead me on to read so many other books and articles on the same subject. It has helped me to start working on a positive mindset, to realise that I needed a good old talk to myself about my self belief, to set me on the journey to make some mindset changes.

This time around I am studying it rather than just reading it, I am researching each individual contributor. I feel it is wise to do this, you have to remember that you are your own person, you have your own opinions just the same as these guys. They pretty much all make money out of their ideas and philosophies. So far, I have taken part in an online Tony Robbins course and I have purchased books. This has been all I need to satisfy my curiosity. Remember, you cannot believe everything you read online…the articles shared on Facebook must always be taken with a pinch of salt. However, I can’t find anything wrong with positive thinking, with not participating in gossip, with believing in and loving yourself and your loved ones. Taking it back to simplicity and returning to wherever might be your happy place.

I really, really like the Secret Shifters in this book and it massively works for me. When you find yourself in an unhappy mindset, just have a “go to” list of things to lift you. Go for a walk, get some fresh air, dance around the kitchen, play your favourite music, watch your favourite film, read your favourite self help book – whatever it takes to change your vibration, to change your thoughts.

Just a few days ago I had to call the Tax Office to chase up a tax refund. I have had occasions in the past where I have struggled with anxiety whilst making this type of call. I was fine until the “on hold” music started and then felt the familiar feeling that I wouldn’t know what I was talking about, that they would be rude to me. Then, I reached into the depths of my readings and decided to do some yoga stretches and some dancing to the music around the kitchen. In turn, this made me absolutely OK to deal with this call when it was answered. My jaw was unclenched, I was feeling uplifted, even though panting a bit! To be fair, it has helped to not take everything personally…. I have my reasons for the whole phone anxiety thing, but I now choose not to delve into them anymore, my focus being on the future and not on the past….never let me mention it again!!

3 thoughts on “Reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

  1. It is a moment to moment decision to think positive. I have grown up with parents who were quite negative thinkers and so you are right…we are programmed from childhood. I personally have to make a conscious effort to turn those negative situations into something positive. Sometimes, those silver linings are hard to find for sure but they are there if. Sometimes, I even need someone else to show me a different perspective so that I can see it from another angle. It is rewarding when I can achieve it!

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  2. I love this … though I will confess I have not read the book. My parents bought me a DVD “the secret” for Christmas many years ago. Life really is all about positive thinking and the power that our words can have. I wish more people thought this way and would realize how much the words they speak affect not only them but everyone around them as well. Even the Bible speaks about the power of your words and how they affect your life. Since watching that DVD I have made an effort to change my negative thinking. Some days are tougher than others!

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