The Secret

Before you start reading this next post, I ask that you ensure to clear your mind of doubt and fill it with possibility. Leave it open to ideas.

I’m not going to try and force an idea on you, merely a possibility and a way of looking at life that may make you think twice and give you a more positive outlook on the world we live in.

This brings me to The Secret.

The Secret is a book with a positive message which bases experiences of life on one simple rule; the law of attraction.

In simple terms;

From Wikipedia

The Law of attraction is the name given to the belief that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results. This belief is supported by the idea that everything including ourselves and our thoughts are made up of pure energy. Therefore it is believed that like energy attracts like energy. For example, if a person opened an envelope expecting to see a bill, then according to the law of attraction, the envelope would “confirm” those thoughts and contain a bill when opened. A person who decided to instead expect a cheque might, under the same law, find a cheque instead of a bill.

This law can be applied to most situations in every day life and has done me incredibly well for a while now.

I first learnt about The Secret from a colleague; a little Indian girl who moved from the beautiful country she grew up in, to London, to give herself the education she deserved. She paid her entire way through University by herself and is probably the wisest, most charismatic and generous person I know. When I was going through a bad patch, having a tough time, she handed me the book. Puzzled, and at a real low point, I took the book and started to read.

I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first, with no scientific proof that the law of attraction existed I thought I would test it. Part of the law is that you have to truly believe in it for it to work, I cleared my mind of all negativity (easier said than done) and started to believe that like attracts like. In the book, it says to start small, so every day when I had finished work, no matter what time it was, I pictured the train pulling into the tube station as I reached the bottom of the steps to the platform. This meant that as the train came to a stop, by my calculations, I could step directly onto the train without stopping or having to wait. 

With that thought, I would imagine a free seat on the tube to the right of the door I walked through so that when the train pulled into the station at my stop, I could walk right out of the doors, through the archway and up the escalator. 

Sounds crazy and you could say ‘hold on a second, but surely you left work at the same time every day so you’d know exactly when the train was going to be there. And anyway, the tube stops every three minutes or so, so there would always be a train just around the corner.’

Fair points.

Let’s try another.

You’re in a parking lot, it’s full and you really need to find a parking space as this is the cheapest/closest one to the shops. Always imagine a spot in that car park that you want, then picture it empty. If you really believe it will be empty, chances are a car will pull out of that exact space you imagined to be free.

This is how the concept works, you can choose whether or not to believe in it. After all, it is a free world.

What I took from the book is to always look at life with a positive outlook, and an open minded view on things. I have had an incredible life so far and am adamant that this will continue, due to the fact that I believe you make your own luck, therefore bringing forward the concept that good attracts good. Think positively and you’ll be rewarded with good things.

If you fancy reading the book and trying to understand the theory for yourself, you can get hold of it HERE