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The Secret (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Rhonda Byrne

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New Age. Self-Improvement. Nonfiction. HTML:The worldwide bestselling phenomenon that has helped millions tap the power of the law that governs all our lives to create??intentionally and effortlessly??a joyful life.
In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe??The Secret??and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller.

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 reg
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Title:The Secret
Authors:Rhonda Byrne
Info:Atria Books/Beyond Words (2006), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 198 pages
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En este libro aprenderás a cómo utilizar El Secreto en todos los aspectos de tu vida: dinero, salud, relaciones, felicidad y en todas tus interacciones en el mundo. Empezarás a entender el poder oculto que hay en tu interior. ( )
  Mirnalys | Jun 26, 2023 |
I’m not a critic of this sort of thing. It’s good, and actually more important than I thought until recently. Of course, I’m not so much a fan of the style, which is a little choppy, although on the other hand, there are many more distinct sources than there are in many prosperity books, lots of classic or obscure prosperity teachers, although some of the famous names are a bit of a stretch—many of the philosophers didn’t care much for applied teachings, although some or perhaps most of the successful novelists probably had some intuitive sense of a prosperity principle, although in some cases it may have been a sort of partially deformed prosperity thinking; someone like Dickens (or whoever you like who’s like Dickens) probably became successful at least partially by thinking the way that so many people think—by inventing people who are ‘relatable’, and kinda miserable like everybody else so we feel good about how unremarkable they are—and in some cases (I actually don’t know That much about old Charlie, who did have money I think, and probably his little boy David Copperfield too, even if he didn’t exactly teach prosperity to people), that relatable/popularity factor, thinking deformed popular prosperity, can make people manifest the common problems and end up very unhappy. But aside from the lists of famous people overreach, and despite the choppy style, mostly the book isn’t dependent on liking David Copperfield and the various classic and contemporary voices aren’t really dependent on fame, I think.

Anyway, some people will always criticize something that has a certain popularity but is not mainstream, as part of the cultural ideal of myth busting or whatever, or maybe I should just say, Whenever something attains a certain popularity, or even, whenever something arises. But, what is there in that. It’s their world too, after all.

…. I recently became a Quaker, but I know I’m not as stereotypically Quaker on every issue (“war is not the answer”) as some people are, (but it’s not a club, you know), and I’m not as Secret-y as some Secret people are. They’re right that we over-empower competition and strife, but there’s always the question of not (intentionally) alienating the competitive/fighter type, as much as I often don’t trust that type, you know. I don’t know. I’m strange. But I don’t know. Provisionally, sometimes I guess that war can be a good thing, or a less problematic option in some cases; it’s just that we should be prepared to start to like the people we constantly associate with through warfare. The English and the French rubbed up against each other and fought for so many centuries, that they almost start to blur together in certain imaginations. Whites think that Blacks are dogs half the time, but you can’t really separate Blackness out of American culture and have the whole picture; they’re here, you know. And obviously enemies-to-lovers is a staple of the romance genre.

I don’t know. It’s not that any one thought is so bad, really, and it’s not like I’m only going to read success books. But I thought I couldn’t do it before, and it ended up making other aspects of study and life marginally unsatisfying—and unnecessarily so. I can succeed, you know—in any way. And the basic idea that we empower over-competitiveness and othering-out-of-paranoia is certainly true, and needs to be said, and taken seriously.

And then, we can solve problems. And have fun.

…. It is true, like one of the snippets said, that infinity really comes from Mind; it doesn’t come so much from outer space, from “Star Trek”. I guess I could read a Trek book if I wanted to, but even infinite galaxies with that teenagers-and-bureaucrats model isn’t always very satisfying, you know. (I used to think, back in Discount Department, that our base was alcoholics and children: all the sayings were “let’s drink! Drink until we die!” stuff, in thinly-disguised baby talk. I guess you can do that, too, if you want; you can even marry and have a family, ban substances like psychedelics that can promote the spiritual journey, and then get smashed every week, and bring home “Baby’s first drunken binge” sayings, while your partner says, I don’t understand the mysteries of the universe…. But I love bureaucracy! And smashing Borg cubes! —And then the other one will come back asking if that’s a new party drug….)…. (Wow, I am verbose; good think I’m awesome 😎….)

But anyway, the infinite doesn’t come from infinite colonialism, or cleaned-up colonialism, or anything like that. It comes from Infinite Mind, infinite Inside…. And it comes just as it is, although it’s always changing.
  goosecap | Mar 19, 2023 |
What is the sacred purpose of your life? According to Caroline Myss, there is no question more important in our lives than this one. Now you have a "compass" to help you find your divine destiny, with Sacred Contracts, an audio workshop developed by Caroline Myss to complement her bestselling book of the same title. This six-hour curriculum makes plain the divine origin and plan for our lives--and the deeper significance of our relationships, careers, and even apparently "random" life events. Rich with possibilities for personal discovery and divine connection, the Sacred Contracts audio workshop will point the way to your own higher life path and its ultimate destination. HighlightsS: How before birth, we each contract with heavenly guides to become vessels for divine power and evolutionary change Who belongs in your life, and how to recognize the energetic bonds that seal your sacred contracts with them A unique system for divining your life purpose, using 12 central archetypes and a symbolic Wheel of Life
  Tauhara_Centre | Mar 6, 2023 |
I am still not sure who gave me this book as a Christmas present back in 2015 when I was working full time for the Air National Guard. It was left on my desk, wrapped and no card. I did read part of it the next year but then so many changes in life and the book seemed somewhat hypocritical and unrealistic. I began reading in summer of 2022 with “The Artist Way” as a home course in making a transition in life post military retirement. Now that I completed reading it, I am trying to use some of the lessons learned for the next stage in life. ( )
  John_Hughel | Jan 7, 2023 |
Teachers of the Secret - The magic pill, if you will, to all of life.
Philosophers, metaphysician, entrepreneur and moneymaker, chiropractor and healer, psychologist
Founder of Agape, life coach, motivational speaker,

Snake oil salesmen.

The secret = the law of attraction

All these teachers express their views on how the law of attraction can make you rich, help you lose weight, you are a magnet for everything you want or need. Thoughts become things. Anything I want will come simply because I want it and thought it.

That is what is wrong with society today....I believe it (no matter how cockamamie it is) and therefore when I base my actions on whatever it is I believe I cannot be prosecuted because it is MY TRUTH. ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Oct 19, 2022 |
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“The Secret” is not really a book but a series of misquotations from historical figures and fraudulent maxims from no-count hucksters. And yet something in that gooey red waxy seal on the front of “The Secret,” and the book’s believe-in-magic glitter, takes me to a happy place.
 
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As above, so below.
As within, so without.

The Emerald Tablet, circa 3000 BC
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Dedicated to You

May The Secret bring you love and
joy for your entire existence.

That is my intention for you,
and for the world.
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A year ago, my life had collapsed around me.
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The most common thought that people hold [about fat], and I held it too, is that food was responsible for my weight gain. That is a belief that does not serve you, and in my mind now it is complete balderdash! Food is not responsible for putting on weight. It is your thought that food is responsible for putting on weight that actually has food put on weight.
If you see people who are overweight, do not observe them, but immediately switch your mind to the picture of you in your perfect body and feel it.
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New Age. Self-Improvement. Nonfiction. HTML:The worldwide bestselling phenomenon that has helped millions tap the power of the law that governs all our lives to create??intentionally and effortlessly??a joyful life.
In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe??The Secret??and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller.

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 reg

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