The Secret (The Secret, #1)

ISBN: 1582701709
ISBN 13: 9781582701707
By: Rhonda Byrne

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Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life -- money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

Reader's Thoughts

Jane

Oh dear, yet again I have fallen prey to my rule that if I begin to spout opinions about a book on the basis of what other people have said, I have to read it. It's a very inconvenient rule, but I believe it's intellectually dishonest to do otherwise; hence, The Secret. And now I have to think very hard about how to phrase this review without actually saying "steaming pile of New Age BS." Oops.The Secret says this: if you think positive thoughts, positive things will be attracted to you from the Universe. If you think negative thoughts, you--frequently known as You--will attract negative things. And--get this--it says it over and over again, for 184 pages. I waited in vain for a deep thought, but all I got was this:"You are God in a physical body. You are Spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself as You. You are a cosmic being. You are all power. You are all wisdom. You are all intelligence. You are perfection. You are magnificence. You are the creator, and you are creating the creation of You on this planet."Gosh, I feel so powerful and... validated. The Secret is larded with quotes from a variety of gurus, or as Byrne would say, "teachers and avatars." Because they are never just one thing. The Secret is, above all, a wonderful example of how never to use one word when two will do just fine.I could go on and on... probably for 184 pages. But the sum total of this book is "think positive." I have nothing against positive thinking; I'm a glass-half-full person myself, and it serves me well. But elevating positive thinking into a Great Secret of the Universe, without giving the reader any clue as to what to do next (other than watch The Secret DVD, which is plugged several times, and no doubt buy all the other The Secret merchandise) is snake oil, dear friends, and nothing more.That, of course, is just the opinion of this humble reviewer, and you are free to differ. The only thing that got me seriously worried was the idea that if you want to be rich, you should act like you're already rich. Isn't that why we have a debt crisis? Otherwise, read it and enjoy. Maybe it will make you wealthy, healthy and eternally young (it promises all those things; I should make a note to check on how Byrne looks when she's 70). OK, I'll stop now

Tim

"Fuck Oprah for Endorsing Such Crap," is what I titled this review when I wrote it for a website some years back: Now this is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while. And now that The Secret has been out for a while (on the shelves, I mean) I don’t have to waste my time giving you the lowdown on what the book is all about. You surely all know its basic premises by now: that our reality is somehow, kind of magnetically, a manifestation of our thoughts. Where to begin? Let’s begin with the scientific. In my limited, layman’s understanding of quantum physics, it is a big leap, in fact, a total abandonment of scientific thinking, to say that because things behave in such and such a manner on a sub-atomic level, then that’s how the world of human affairs behaves, especially when it comes to who gets what. That, after all, is what The Secret is all about isn’t it? “With, without…And who’d deny it’s what the fighting’s all about?” as Pink Floyd said. We’re all just squabbling over stuff. In our simian past it was foodstuff, now it’s plastic and shiny metal stuff. But the secret would have us consign the effects on humanity of the complex machinations of complex economic systems to meaningless footnotes in a non-judgmental, non-threatening fairy tale of how the rich got rich and the poor became poor. A fairy tale that absurdly implicates no-one except (and this is rich) the poor themselves! It would have us turf colonial expansion and the long, tragic history of exploitation by the technologically advanced over the inferior to the dustbin, and reduce everything down to ‘visualising success’. So then…what? Belgium is full of lovely grand palaces because King Leopold visualized it and willed it to be so? No, you fools! Belgium is full of lovely grand palaces because King Leopold in his lust for ivory and rubber actively engineered the largest genocide since the Spanish and Portuguese in South America! This is essentially one aspect that has given The Secret such impetus and so many followers: Our need to explain human evil. All religions, every single one, have sought to do this, often with disastrous consequences for humanity, for example, for Jews (ever since the death of Christ), and for women, during the Inquisition. The Secret’s solution to this age old conundrum is that (and this I find offensive to the point where I would like to cause injury) the poor, the downtrodden, the fucked over, the dispossessed, hell, even the victims of earthquakes and the like, have all attracted this to themselves. Rhonda Bhumm or whatever the fuck her name is seriously wants us to believe that it is impossible for bad things to just happen out of the blue, or because of something as complicated and inconvenient as history (or tectonic plates, for that matter). We have attracted it to us with our thoughts. This kind of delusional insanity (it is a hallmark of the clinically insane to believe their thoughts can be read by others, their thoughts can alter the course of events and a whole host of other miraculous powers they attribute to those thoughts) could only exist in a prosperous first world country where very little bad stuff happens to people, and you have a very high expectation of reaching old age, with all your stuff still in your possession and still intact. Well lemme share something with you, Rhonda, you delusional first-world cow: SHIT HAPPENS!!! And I’ll tell you a little story from my life to illustrate, for that is the only proof you can offer for your outrageous theories in your book: unsubstantiated anecdotes. I live in a city in Africa where the majority of people probably only own one pair of shoes and live in corrugated iron huts that wash away when it rains. I’m lucky though. I was born white. We’re all quite rich here, comparatively speaking, us whites. Our forefathers were great thinkers: lots of very positive thoughts went into the building of our wealth. Anyway, let me reign in the sarcasm and tell you about me. I’m one of the most negative shits you’ll meet here. I sneer at the way people flaunt their wealth around. I have little or no faith in the future of this country. I hate the government and its vast army of corrupt civil servants. I hate the arrogant, brutal, thuggish police force. I think it’s futile to try to build anything of permanence on this continent. Only the pyramids prove me wrong, and fuck alone knows how they were built. I always watched over my shoulder, in the suburb I lived in when my story takes place, always expecting the worst. (My girlfriend never watched, and sure enough the worst happened.) In short, in most regards mentioned above, I am the same in outlook as I was under apartheid: mistrustful of the State, negative, and cynical. Except in those days I was constantly depressed. Now I don’t care. People must mos carry on. On the other hand, I laugh a lot, and have tons of great friends. One of these friends is a guy called Joe. Joe lived two houses away from me. Joe is the most positive person I have ever met. Joe gets along with everyone. Seldom a negative word to say about anyone. He is like a poster boy for your book. If anyone should attract good things to them, it’s Joe, and on the whole he does. But then he had a minor break-in. Some kitchen stuff taken and some washing off the line. Par for the course in Africa. He had good burglar bars and all that. Then they tried to steal his car. He woke up and chased them away. Then they did steal his car. In all this time (twice this length of time actually) I sit in my house two doors down, festering in my cloud of maudlin negativity, writing gloomy songs, complaining about how every second person in this country is on the lookout to see what they can steal or how they can screw you over. But I have no burglar bars or security gates. In fact I would go out for spells and leave the front door wide open. If I was out for the whole day, the back door would be wide open. Never once did anyone even attempt to steal from me. You know why Rhonda? BECAUSE MY SHIT WAS PROTECTED BY A FUCKING DOG THE SIZE OF A SMALL HORSE!!! That’s how it works: bad shit happens because we’ve always been squabbling over shit, and if you live in a place where very few people have lots of shit, and a great many have almost fuckall, Bad Shit is going to happen, in all likelihood to you, no matter how positive you are. Our hominid-like ancestors killed each other in squabbles over yams and mammoths. We kill each other in squabbles over cell-phones and wallets. And this, Rhonda, is the nature of evil. There were tons of other types of hominid-like creatures running around but we’re here and they’re extinct because, in the fight for resources, we were the best at killing. Not so complicated at all, is it? Being brutal is in our genes. Being evil is in our blood. Were it not so we would be extinct. The Secret is nothing more than a new religion for the age of rampant, conspicuous consumerism, this drive for Stuff. A new religion comprised, it must be added, of cobbled together bits of New Thought transcendentalist teachings that arose in late 19th century America. “Among those giving birth to New Thought in America were Mary Baker Eddy, founding mother of Christian Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Ernest Holmes, and Charles Fillmore. What was "new" about New Thought at the time of its inception was its departure from Calvinistic, shame-based Christianity which taught the inherent sinfulness of man, proclaiming instead man's innate goodness and perfectibility through the use of the Divine Mind which the transcendentalists believed resided at his core,” says Carolyn Baker in her critique of this book. Baker’s critique is most interesting in how it shows this crazy belief system to be a quintessentially American thing, so I won’t repeat what she writes. Let me instead share with you some pearls of wisdom from this daft book. “You cannot “catch” anything unless you think you can, and thinking you can is inviting it to you with your thought. You are also inviting illness if you are listening to people talk about their illnesses.” So all those millions and millions of people who were wiped out by the new germs the colonisers brought with them to Africa and South America died because they sat around talking about it? Right… And when we discovered germ theory, and invented cures? What? That sudden drop in deaths was because… Help me out here Rhonda… Let’s face it: the only thing you can catch by not thinking is stupidity. Here’s another one: “The only reason any person does not have enough money is because they are blocking money from coming to them with their thoughts. Every negative thought, feeling, or emotion is blocking your good from coming to you, and that includes money. It is not that the money is being kept from you by the Universe, because all the money you require exists right now in the invisible.” I wonder what an economics professor would make of that last statement: it all exists right now in the invisible… What are we dealing with here? Tuppenny Feefo and Jinks by Enid Blighton? In the DVD there is footage of a little boy visualizing his new red bicycle and… presto, there it arrives. I recall one of the people interviewed saying something to the effect of “You want that new job? Visualise it. You want that new car? Put that thought out there in the Universe.” Well let me assure you: that poor bastard working slave wages in Korea or India making that new car, for you in the developed world, will never, no matter how much he visualizes it, own that car, or get that dream job. He can put as many shiny new red bicycles out into the universe as he likes but his kid is always going to walk to school. If the kid is lucky and both parents are working two jobs in order to send him to a better school than other kids, then maybe he has a chance in changing his material circumstances. It’s got sweet fuckall to do with visualising. But let's suppose it does, just for a minute. Let’s suspend disbelief here, and say that hypothetically, this is the way the world works. Now let us say, hypothetically, that every adult in the world reads The Secret. Let us say, for the sake of our argument, that they all decide they want cars. And they all visualize it correctly, fulfilling the requirements of this benevolent Universe, whatever those requirements are. So now what? Who is going to make these cars? Where is the metal going to come from to make 4 billion new cars? Probably more, because, well, I’m not going to be happy with just one. I’d like two or three, because, you know, things get stolen a lot here in Africa, and since it’s all so easy…. Do you see how absurd and physically impossible this is? Once the steel is finished the steel is finished. I’m now finished too. I’ve devoted enough of my precious magical, magnetic thoughts to this absurd kindergarten fairytale of a book. Anyway, I’m visualizing breasts right now.

Randy

** spoiler alert ** Overall, the Secret, aka, the Law of Atttraction has a great message: like attracts like. This is of course very true in most cases. However, implicit in the teachings of the Secret is the idea that our current place in life is not good enough, that we need to create something in the future that will in turn complete us (better job, more money, new relationship, etc), and make us feel whole. Herein lies the fallacy of the book. For in the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, "Peace exists in the present moment, if you cant find it here, you wont find it anywhere." There is nothing we can do that will "complete" us in the future. Why? Because we are already complete. So it's a fine and wonderful thing to have fun with the LOA, and create the life you want, just don't expect to be satisfied with whatever you create in the future if you are not satisfied Now.

Varmint

went to dinner with the boss lady the other night. she went on and on about this wonderful book. it was truly life changing. and she was already seeing the positive results of applying principles from it in her business and personal life.she wasn't able to really articulate any ot those principles, so she just gave me a copy. went through it the next day.holy crap. my employer, the person that i am financially dependent on, is a fruitloop. am updating my resume now.

Jessi

I love The Secret. I watch the DVD whenever I need a shot of happiness. It's basically pretty common sense, what you think about and talk about the most is what you get more of. Where the attention goes, the energy flows. If you constantly talk about being broke, or sick, or depressed, then that's what you will get. Even if you're bank account, health, or mental disposition is not currently where you'd like for it to be, you completely have the power to take one little step at a time in the right direction. No matter how adverse a sitation gets, surely there must be something that makes you happy, something that you are essentially grateful for -- Awesome friends and family, loving pets, a roof over your head, a kick ass music collection, etc. Maybe you can't control everything that others do or say, but you really truly can choose your reaction, you really truly can choose how you want to feel and even though we all face challenges, we can decide to do the best we can with what we've got at any given moment. The secret kind of distills a lot of really heavy but totally useful info compiled from esoteric spiritual and scientific texts into a simplified, easy to practice formula. You get what you think about!

Wirotomo Nofamilyname

R-U-B-B-I-S-H !!!!!!!

Gabriel

A ridiculously poorly written and assembled collection of tripe; it has no cohesive voice, no cohesive theme, and is completely facile in its subject. I literally threw the book across the room when I read, 'Quantum Physicists will tell you the universe was created from thought!'. No, numbfucker, they won't. Not to mention the 'facts' they assert don't have citations to lend those assertions the slightest hint of credibility.If you want me to believe that 'thinking positively will lead to success because your energy and focus will follow and, in turn, develop into what you hope for' then fine, I'll go down that road with you but this is just shit.This is 'What the Bleep do We Know' blended with 'The Celestine Prophecy' blended with a steaming turd. My wish, universe, is that this book be banished to Cthulu's hell-mouth and regurgitated as Kevin Trudeau's doppelganger. Make it so!

W-hh Hassan

فكرة الكتاب بسيطة جدا وقد قال النبي صلي الله عليه وسلم (أنا عند حسن ظن عبدى بى فليظن بى ماشاء إن خير فخير وإن شر فشر

Mohamed Sabry

لا يستحق النجمة الواحدة حتى ،إلا لبراعة من تولوا التسويق لهوالحمد لله ان هناك من تفرغ لتفنيد ما فيه من هراء ،في كتاب صغير بعنوان "خرافة السر"http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47...--------------العامل الأول في طبخة "السر" هو بعض الكلام المتكرر عن التفكير الايجابي وأهمية النظرة الايجابية للحياة ،وهو كلام يعمل فعلا ويجعل الحياة أكثر احتمالاً ،وفيه شيء من الصحة وشيء من التعلق بالأماني الفارغةالمكون الثاني للطبخة هو عدد المؤلفين الضخم ،حيلة تسويقية ممتازة شبيهة بأفلام السينما التي يجتمع فيها عدد من النجوم لمجرد ان لكل منهم جمهوره الخاص الذي سيحب دخول الفيلم من اجلهبغض النظر عن الاحتياج الدرامي لهذا العدد من النجوم ،وبغض النظر عن مدى ركاكة الفيلم والسيناريو المفتعل والمهلهل .المكون الثالث هو التمسح في العلم ،والذكر السطحي لنظريات أو علوم معقدة وصعبة مثل النسبية ،ومثل فيزياء الكم ،في مواضع لا علاقة لها بتلك النظريات من قريب او من بعيد.المكون الرابع هو الاكثار من ذكر المشاهير والعباقرة وبعض الفلاسفة الميتون ،باعتبارهم أشخاص قد وجدوا "السر" وطبقوه وكتبوا عنه ،كاينيشتين واديسون والأم تيريزا وهنري فورد وغيرهم ،هو هنا يبيع لك ما يبدو انه كنزا تاريخيا قديما ،هذا اذا كنت لم تقتنع بالهراء "العلمي الحديث" الذي باعه لك سابقاًالمكون الخامس والأهم : هو نظرية "وحدة الوجود" ،وهي عقيدة هندية قديمة مُحرفة عن ديانة سماوية سابقة ، دورها هنا هو سد الثغرة الروحية لدى الجمهور المستهدف ،وهو جمهور يعيش في مجتمع تتحكم فيه المادة وقيم السرعة والكفاءة ،ويتأله فيه العقل ،ويتراجع فيه مقام الدين والروح باستمرار فمادام الدين المسيحي في نسخته الغربية غير قادر على تقديم اجابات شمولية لأسئلة الناس وتطلعاتهم ،ومادام بين الناس وبين المسيحية حاجز ضخم من الشبهات والتاريخ السيء والتناقضات والاختلافات العقائدية ،يقدم الكتاب الحل السحري الأتي من الشرق الهندي ،بعد مزجه بالغث والثمين من تراث التنمية البشرية ،ويزين الخليط بكثير من الأسماء اللامعة التي تتقن خداع الجماهير وبيع الهواء لهم على انه الحكمة الكاملة الصافية !العنصر الأخير : هو "الإله" ،فان كنت مؤمنا بالله او المسيح ،سيفيدك أن ترى لفظ "الإله" من حين لآخر ،فتنسب إليه المعجزات والخرافات التي يخبرك الكتاب بها ،وتنسب باقي الخرافات إلى "العقل الكوني" ،وبهذا تقتنع ببعض خرافات الكتاب على أنها "جزء" من دينك الأصليورغم ان هذا تناقض رهيب ،لانه يخبرك ان تنسب المعجزات إلى الإله احيانا ،ويخبرك ان تنسبها إلى العقل الكوني أحيانا ،لكن لا مشكلة مادام ذلك سيزيد مبيعات الكتاب بين المتدينين

Lujayn Al

السرّ The Secret روندا برايانالحقيقة أنّني حين بدأت بقراءته أحببته .. لم أجد فيه الكثير ممّا أضاف لي معلومةإنّما هو أسلوب حياة و طريقة تفكير جديدة يعلّمها هذا السّرلفتني الكتاب بـ طريقة إخراجه و فخامة طباعته و أسلوب كتابتهعلى غير عادة في الكتب المترجمة التي أتململ من قراءتها سريعًا إلا ما ندرالجميل أنّك تطّلع منذ بداية الكتاب على سرّ الأسرار العظيم كما يقولونالسرّ الذي يغير طريقة حياتك و الكون من حولك ، يجلب لك الصحة التي تريدهاو المال و البيت و الشريك الذي تحلم به ، أيّ شء تريده ، و ركّزوا على تريده " الإرادة "فهي أهمّ ما في السرّما هو السر ؟ ببساطة عميقة ! " قانون الجذب Law of Attraction "لفتتني الفكرة بل و أعجبتني ، و لـ ألخّصها في ثلاث جمل باختصارحياتك هي نتاج أفكارك ، أفكارك تحدّدها مشاعرك ، مشاعرك تتحكمّ بها أنت !إذن أنتَ سيّد أفكارك ، و مشاعرك .. و حياتكهذا هي فكرة السرّ ، و ما يدور حوله الفيلم و الكتابفـ كلّ ما تريده أنت ، بغضّ النظر هل هو جيد أم ممتاز أم سيءفـ بتركيزك عليه و تفكيرك الدائم به تجتذبه إليك ليحدث لك !كيف أفادني السرّ ؟ ،لاحظتُ أنّها في تقديمها للسر و فريق العمل يردّدون عبارات أحفظها أنا كمسلمة عن ظهر قلبهي جزء من ثقافتي و حضارتي الإسلامية ، التي أقرأها كلّ يوم .. و أعيش بها و معها و عليهاعرّفوها على أنّها سرّ ينكشف الآن !و نحن من قبلهم نعرفها روحًا إسلامية حيّةالحقيقة أنّني توقفت كثيرًا و أنا أقرأ .. فبعض الكلمات و العبارات كأنّها نُقلت نصًا من الإسلام !وددت كثيرًا و أنا أقرأ أن أرسل لها و لفريق العمل معها مصحفًا مترجمًافـ السرّ كلّه يدور في فلك الإسلام ، و العبارات التي يردّدونها نحفظها نحن من قبلهمهم قومٌ يسّر الله لهم الاهتداء إلى معنى حقّ لـ أنّهم جدّوا في طلبه و احترموهو آمنوا به !و هنا عدة مبادئ و معانٍ توفقت عندها لمّا شعرتُ بإسلاميتها أصلاً و مرجعًا :* وهمية الزمن /الزمن مجرد وهم ، هكذا أخبرنا أنيشتاين .. " صـ 62حينما تفكّر و تركز على الخير الذي تريده فإن الأشياء الكبيرة - في نظرك- لن تأخذ وقتًا أطولفي التحقق من الأشياء الصغيرة ، فكلها موجودة أصلا .. و إنما إحساسك بها و تجليها لك هو المحكّإسلاميًا: يقول سبحانه و تعالى " إذا قضى أمرًا فإنما يقول له كن فيكون "في تفسير الشعراوي يقول رحمه الله .. أن كلمة كن ليست إلا تقريبية لأذهانناأما الأشياء فهي موجودة أصلا و إلا كيف يقول الله عز و جل للشيء و يخاطبه بـ كُن ؟ !فمعناه أنّه كائن من الأصل ولكنه غير ظاهر لنا ، فالقدرة الإلهية لا وقت و لا زمن لنفاد حكمها* توقّع الخير و اشعر به /لابد أن يكون شعورك طيبًا ، .. إن هؤلاء يتوقعون ذلك .. ابدأ بتوقع الأشياء الرائعة " صـ 65الفكرة أن تركز مشاعرك على الخير و تلقيه ، فكر فيما تريده لا مالا تريد الوقوع فيهلتجذبه إليك ، فالكون طاقة ، و للفكرة طاقة تجذب شبيهاتهاإسلاميًا: أليس هذا هو التفاؤل الذي يدعو إليه محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم و التشاؤم الذي ينبذهحين يقول " تفاءلوا بالخير تجدوه " و أيضًا " لا تمارضوا فتمرضوا فتموتوا "و كلاهما فكرة تسيطر على صاحبها .. المتفائل يجد خيرًا ، و المتظاهر بالشر المصدّق به يجده حقًا !* طريقة عمل السر / اطلب ، آمن ، تلقّيتطلب الإيمان التصرف و التحدث و التفكير كما لو أنك قد تلقيت بالفعل .. " صـ 68اطلب ما تريد ثم آمن أنك حصلت عيه و تصرف على هذا الأساس ثم تأكد أنك تتلقاه و اشعر بذلكإسلاميًا: هذه ثلاثية يعلّمنا إياها مبدأ التوكل على اللهنحن نطلب بالدعاء ثم نؤمن و نوقن بالإجابة و نعمل على هذا الأساسثم ننتظر الفتح من الله سبحانه و تعالىألم يقل عزّ وجل في الحديث القدسي " انا عند ظنّ عبدي بي فـ ليظنّ بي ما شاء"و " أنا عند ظن عبدي بي إن ظن خيرا فله وإن ظن شرا فله "* مبدأ الإمتنان /إن الامتنان هو الطريقة المثلى لجلب المزيد من الخير إلى حياتك .. في كل صباحأنهض و أقول " الحمدلله " .. لا أخرج من الفراش حتى أكون قد شعرت بمشاعر الامتنانلهذا اليوم الرائع و كل شيء يستحق الحمد و الثناء في حياتي .. " صـ 75جزء كامل يتحدث عن أهمية الامتنان و كيف أنّه من العادات المهمةللقادة العظماءللشعور بالرضا و جلب لمزيد من الخير خصوصًا عند الاستيقاظ من لنوم و بدأ اليومإسلاميًا : ألم يقل سبحانه "وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ " "وَإِن تَشْكُرُواْ يَرْضَهُ لَكُمْ ""وَٱشْكُرُواْ للَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ " " و سيجزي الله الشاكرين "و كيف أنّ الحمد مرتبط بحياتنا منذ الإصباح " الحمدلله الذي أحيانا بعد ما أماتنا و إليه النشور "و حتى النوم و ألسنتنا في كل حال لها بالله صلة ذاكرة شاكرة حامدة* مبدأ العطاء /امنح المال لتحصل على المزيد منه .. وإذ يعطون فإن الله يجعل الكون وفقًا لقانون الجذبيتفتح و يتدفق بمبالغ هائلة من المال عائدة إليهم مضاعفة صـ 108إسلاميًا : هذه العبارة بنصّها ، توقفت كثيرًا عندها ، بل ذُهلت .. المجتمع الغربي برأسماليتهو ماديّته يكتشف أخيرًا أن الزّكاة مورد اقتصادي عظيم يعود على العالم كلّه بالوفرة و الخير !يحثّ على العطاء من القليل ليتضاعف .. صحيح أنّ نظرتهم للعطاء مادية في مقابلها لكنّالفكرة و السرّ واحد !مبدأ البركة و الثناء /و تعرّف بعض القواميس المباركة على أنها طلب الخير الإلهي و منح السلامة أو الرخاء ..يذهبان بكل السلبية ، فأثن و بارك أعداءك فعندما تلعن ترتد اللعنة إليك ، و إذا ما أثنيتعليهم و باركتهم سوف تتبدد كل السلبية و الخلاف .. صـ 152إسلاميًا : نحن نطلب البركة من الله في كل أمور حياتنا بذكر اسمه عند كل شيءو بسؤاله البركة و أذكار الصباح و المساء و الأكل و النوم و اللباس ، في كل هذا نسأله البركةأمّا مباركة أعداءك !! ، "ادفع بالتي هي أحسن فإذا الذي بينك وبينه عداوة كأنه ولي حميم "كلّ هذه المعاني الإسلامية الربّانية السامية التي نسيناها و خلّفناهاو ضعنا عن أنوراها و عظمتها .. يهتدي إليها الغرب اليوم على أنّها سر الأسرارو أهمّ حقيقة عرفها العظماء على مرّ التاريخ ..سبحان الله .. يؤتي مفاتيح التفكّر و الوصول لمن يشاءو يهدي من يشاء بمن يشاء و ما يشاءاللهم إني أشهدك أنك حق سبحانك ،و الإسلام و القرآن حقّ ، و محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم حقّكتاب جميل و ممتع ، غيّر كثيرًا من طريقتي في الحياة و وضعني على التردد المثالي لتلقّي الخيرتردّد الإيمان و الحبّ و السلام و البهجة

Jeanette Sawyer

I read the secret 3 years ago and like most others here, I felt there was something really exciting to discover but the book lacked the depth to really open it up to me. My friend then told me about Manifestation Miracle, which explains the secret behind The Secret and has opened up a whole new world to me.You should definitely check out Hannah Mathew's website http://www.manifestationmiracle.com and finally make the law of attraction work for you.

Paul 'Pezski' Perry

This book is so inspirational! It turns out that by just believing and wanting really hard you can get whatever you want out of life! And if that doesn't work you can write a vacuous self help book full of profound sounding but utterly meaningless tripe and there are enough stupid people in the world to make you rich! This book has also taught me that I don't need to care about other people; if they don't get what they want it isn't anything to with me or anything to do with society being fair or equal, it's because they didn't wish hard enough or learn to visualise what they want! I used to give a lot of money to various charities – cancer research, rape support groups, third world aid – but I've stopped that now because I realise that the problems people have are because they secretly, deep down, wish them upon themselves, and only they can make their lives better! It's sad if a child dies of leukaemia or lots of people are killed by a tsunami or a train crash but something in them brought it on themselves, and anyway they'll get another chance in the great circle of life and they should try harder next time. And by 'try harder', I don't mean actually work to achieve anything but just wish really hard, because it turns out that all sorts of brilliant people like Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Mozart, Beethoven, Plato and John D Rockefeller were successful not because they worked hard or were particularly smart or talented but JUST BECAUSE THEY KNEW THE SECRET!!!!!NOTE: Just in case there is anyone who is especially slow on the uptake, this is sarcasm. I'm not that shocked that this book exists but that it has apparently sold somewhere in the region of 21 million copies really does make me worry for humanity. Does the author (and her contributors, the most qualified of whom are described as “a doctor of Chiropractic” and another “an internationally known feng-shui mistress”) actually believe this bollocks, or are just using it to milk the stupid. And if you believe in this book there's no sugaring the pill; you are a moron. A shallow, self centred, vacuous moron. I would happily spit in the face of Ms Byrne, any of her contributors or people who worked on the DVD. Yes, there is a lot to be said for the power of positive thought – because it can change your own attitude and behaviour! There's a whole field of psychology based on that idea called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. There is nothing mystical about it. You know the old saying, "the universe doesn't owe you a living"?Some of my favourite quotes: “Nothing can come into your experience unless you summon it thought persistent thoughts.” Damn, those Jews were pretty careless before WW2, weren't they?“Quantum Physicists will tell you the universe was created from thought!” Really? Truly? Okay, NAME ONE. Seriously, just one published quantum physicist who is taken seriously by the scientific community.“Our feelings let us know what we’re thinking.” What? What does that actually mean?And the best, from Ester Hicks, conduit for a spirit called Abraham (seriously):“...I used to be extremely disturbed when a person's rights were violated by violence on a person, or by someone forcefully taking someone else's property....But then, after meeting you [Abraham:], I got to the point that I see all those things they're doing with others as "games" that they're playing—more or less "agreements" that they have between one another, spoken or unspoken. I've gotten somewhat better at not feeling their pain. But can I get to the point that I don’t feel anything negative when I see someone violating the rights of another? Can I just look at whatever they're doing to one another out there, and think, You're all doing to one another what you have somehow chosen to do? “

Marnie

Call me jaded, but these people have been drinking the kool aid. Don’t get me wrong- I embrace and appreciate the power of positive thinking and believe that an optimistic frame of mind can go a long way. But, The Secret is a bit extreme. The core of The Secret is the law of attraction, which basically says you attract what you think- think it and it will come. It says that you simply need to ask, believe, and receive whatever you want from the catalog of the universe. One part says, “It is as easy to manifest one dollar as it is to manifest one million dollars.” What?! I could find one dollar from the change that has fallen into my couch cushions. I am hard-pressed to believe that there is one million dollars floating around in there. The Secret would tell me that the million dollars is not in there because I don’t think it is possible for it to be there. My frame of mind is inhibiting me from finding that million dollars. Even the biggest optimist has to get real somewhere along the line. The positive messages of the book really do hold some water. However, what I really didn’t like was that The Secret also says that the tragedies you suffer- a car accident or cancer or a genocide- are because you brought that energy into your life just by thinking about it. You summoned that into your life, the same way you ordered up that new house or that million dollars from the magic catalog of the universe. It is a quick read and the positive messages from it- being grateful for each day, praising yourself & others, filling yourself with love- certainly can contribute to a better world. And that part is something I’ll support.

Joyce

In a weak moment I succumbed! It was on sale and I too wanted to know "the secret" Now I know-I just think about checks every day and voila-my mailman will bring them to me! C'mon people, positive thinking has been written about in dozens if not hundreds of books and they were much better written than this drivel! Honestly, the idea that children with cancer bring it upon themselves because they did not envision themselves as healthy or that people who experience earthquakes, famine and flood bring it on themselves is just a bunch of hooey! I guess that is about it. I have to go envision my dinner now cause I don't want to actually have to work on making some-YUK, throw this book in the fireplace so you can get something out of it!

ياسمين ثابت

قد ايه مؤسف انك تدخل صفحة كتاب زي ده على الجود ريدز تلاقي انه اكبر عدد من الناس قريته واديته ريت وريفيوهاتمؤسف ان كتاب زي ده يشتهر اصلا ويتقرا بل وينزل كتابمؤسف ان في مطابع تعبت نفسها وكلفت نفسها عشان تطلع طبعة انيقة لكتاب قيمته وكلامه اقل بكتيييييييييييييييييير من الورق اللي مكتوب عليهايه ياجدعان السر في كدة؟؟ هو ماحدش قال للحجة روندا ان السر اللي هي قالته احنا عارفينه؟ايه الجديد في الكتاب ده؟ طريقة الشرح المختلفة لافكار اللي موجودة اصلا؟.كل مافي الكتاب من جمل ليها لزمة او فايدة موجود اصلا في دينا بشكل اوقع واجمل واحسن مليار مرةوباقي الكتاب قمة السخافة والسطحية ومالهاش اي وجود اصلا في الواقعايه العته ده؟اول مرة اقرا كتاب بجد احس انه لا يستحق حتى يتنشر

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