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Rhonda Byrne – The Secret Book Review: commercial, but essential for the LOA-beginner

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The Secret‘ does have a special place in my heart

In the last few years I devoured quite an amount of books about spirituality, the law of attraction, yoga and religion. And a couple of these books really caused some big changes in my thinking and in my outlook on life. To help you a little further on your road of spirituality and truth, I’d like to share these books with you and to give you my honest opinion on them. Today I will start with the book that everything started with. Welcome to my The Secret Book Review.

The Secret in a nutshell

In an easy-to-read language ‘The Secret’ explains to you how the Law of Attraction (partially) works. According to The Secret you attract what you think. So like attracts like and dislike also attracts dislike. This book mostly focuses on how you can manifest for yourself on the material plane. You can manifest a million, a new car, the perfect house, the ideal partner, and so on. You just need to focus your thoughts on what you want to manifest… and you need to actually believe this manifestation is meant for you.

Even though this book is very commercial, it has been a real eye-opener to me. I had never heard of anything similar to the concept of the Law of Attraction. I never even imagined that my own thoughts might’ve been the reason why I attracted certain things and situations in my life.

For the first time, I considered the option that life might not be so random as I always believed it was. This is why this book was the first shift in my mindset. It was my starting point and from this point, I started to further research the Law of Attraction. This is why I think this book deserved a special The Secret Book Review page in my Book Review section.

Rhonda Byrne – The Secret book review: What I didn’t like so much

During the years I discovered the book The Secret is kind of black and white and I figured out that this law is a bit more complicated in reality compared to how it’s described in this book. A frequently heard comment is the explanation that says if you’re sick, you’ve also attracted that sickness yourself. For me this is a tad bit more complicated. I do believe we do manifest our physical problems.

But… I also believe the Law of Attraction requires study and dedication. It’s a project to dedicate yourself to for life. Mainly because we all have a belief system and thought patterns we build up since we were kids. And for the Law of Attraction to work, eliminating these false beliefs and thoughts is a hard requirement. And this takes time. So, when you are already sick and you are just starting with the Law of Attraction, it’s good to realize it takes time. Yes, focussing on the positive thoughts will help you for sure, but there is a lot more inner work to do.

The Secret book review

To me the Law of Attraction is truth. It works. But only if you exactly know how it works. And even with you knowing, living life according to the philosophy of the Law of Attraction can be quite a challenge that requires a lot of practice. And even after years of practice, it will still be a new challenge every single day to live life accordingly. You need to be really conscious every day and experience shows, that it doesn’t always work like that in our daily lives. 🙂

This is also part of the beauty in it for me; it gives you the challenge to bring your life to the next level and to a higher consciousness again and again.

Later I also learned some aspects are missing in the book. One of the most important missing aspects is the fact that we must share. Sharing with others might even be more important in the process of attracting your desires than to just focus on the things you want to have for yourself. We are here together, which also means, that if you have something you can share, you must share it. Not sharing = thinking of lack. And thinking of lack equals attracting lack.

Everything is energy and everything is connected. We aren’t here to receive for the self alone. I also missed a section about ‘self-reflection’. To make the Law of Attraction succeed in your life, self-reflection is a big part to make it work. To check your intentions with yourself. Are you wishing only for yourself? Or is your intention pure towards the world you’re surrounded by? The ‘real’ Law of Attraction has everything to do with finding your deepest self, finding your life purpose. And everything that belongs to that, you will attract.

In the book The Secret it seems like a life with ‘negative experiences’ is not a good life. But I believe that a life without ‘negative experiences’ is not really a life. Growth is one of the most beautiful things in life to experience within yourself. It is the essence of our being, the reason why we’re here; to re-invent ourselves and to rise above ourselves. And without difficult, challenging, confronting, painful situations crossing our paths, we won’t grow. They are there especially for you. To help you to take the next step in your life-process.

Negative emotions and tough situations are really part of the game. You need those! You just need to learn to see them as positive and to put it in another box. And also, you need to learn to love life, regardless of the situation you are in at any given moment. Only if you manage to keep your head high and remain positive at all times, you will come closer to manifesting your desires and experiencing ultimate happiness. The Law of Attraction really only works if you’re already able to feel happy now with your life the way it is today. It sounds like a paradox, but it’s the truth. 🙂

The Secret Book Review

Rhonda Byrne – The Secret Book Review The Verdict: Definitely recommended for beginners, but don’t take it too seriously…

My verdict: The Secret book review

I definitely recommend this book to the beginner who wants to learn about the basics of the Law of Attraction. But always keep in mind this is a very commercial outlook on the law. There’s still a whole world behind it that you’ll also need to discover and learn to understand. Following The Secret alone works for a short while, until you fall back into the first disappointment. Too much knowledge and tools are still missing, to make this work on the long-term.

So read it, turn it to your advantage, but mostly just look at it as your first introduction to the law before you are going to expand your knowledge on this subject. Don’t get discouraged when the Law of Attraction is not working based on The Secret alone and continue your search! That’s my advice. 🙂

Have fun reading!

Lots of love


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