Before I started to read the self-help book called “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, I was intrigued in finding a hard book copy on Amazon to buy because I figured it was going to be something that I would want to read again in the future. I had a feeling that it would be one of the things that I needed to have from taking this class, that would help me to become a better version of myself. As I started to read, I wondered if there was an actual movie called, “The Secret” as well because that would be another thing that I must watch. As mentioned in my introduction post and the survey assignment that I completed for last week’s class, I really enjoy watching movies. It also made me wonder how true or real the things would likely to happen from just reading the “Foreword” alone. As I continued to read, it really made me wonder, “What is the secret?” As stated in the book, “The Secret is the law of attraction! Everything that is coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it is attracted to you by virtue of the images you are holding in your mind. It is what you are thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind you are attracting to you.” (Proctor pg. 4)
I chose to read the chapter that discussed, “The secret to relationships.” I have been recently giving trouble when it comes to relationships with others and I really want that to change. “When you do not treat yourself the way you want others to treat you, you can never change the way things are. Your actions are your powerful thoughts, so if you do not treat yourself with The Secret love and respect, you are emitting a signal that is saying you are not important enough, worthy enough, or deserving. That signal will continue to be broadcast, and you will experience more situations of people not treating you well. The people are just the effect. Your thoughts are the cause. You must begin to treat yourself with love and respect and emit that signal and get on that frequency. Then the law of attraction will move the entire Universe, and your life will be full of people who love and respect you.” (Ray pg. 118)
I felt like it totally gave a sense of direction and really cleared my mind on what I should do. The book also talks about, how to use the secret, the secret to money, the secret to health, the secret to the world, the secret to you and the secret to life, plus more. At the end of each chapter, there is little summaries that breaks down what you have read. I would say that it was truly a lot to read and a little challenging to read it digitally on my laptop, so I am definitely looking forward in buying the hard copy version on Amazon very soon.