EDIT: sorry for the long post. I hope it's not too boring
I first ran into the secret by chance a little over a year ago. Was in january in fact. The funny thing was that when I found it, I wasn't looking
for it or for selfhelp movies for that matter. I just saw the name and then thought that it sounded interesting.
The funny part was that at the time I was kinda longing for something positive to enter my life... but again, not searching, just longing.
Anyways, I saw it from start to finish, and everything just clicked. I was so obvious how it worked, the philosophy of it. It kinda annoyed me how a
big part of it revolved around making lots of money, but the other parts;
-finding a way to work with something you wanted to work with
Now, my mom is a slight newage buff, and that might have been why I hadn't been paying attention. But all these things that The Secret told about,
almost sounded like they came from her mouth.
She had been trying to teach me these things for 10 years
Being the "I can manage myself" kid, I of course just went "yeah yeah".
But now, as I said, everything fell into place and made sense. The psychological aspect of it... reprogramming you brain, your attitude.
So I started right away. Woke up, and thought of something that would either amuse me or make me feel pleasant. Perfect start. Days went by with a
smile on my face. I stopped having negative thoughts and got more energy.
If I was sitting in slow bus I would think to myself that I would still get to my destination in time... and by darn it worked.
Even though I didn't care about the money part, I got a nice big check back in tax also O_o
I managed to quit smoking, me and the mrs. started eating only eco food.
BUT... there's a catch, as I was to find out. The Secret is not as magical as they paint it in the docu. You don't just ask and sit back and wait
or, ask, align your thoughts and sit back and wait.
It's all in your mind, how you treat yourself and maintaining that positive outlook. Once you lose grip of that for a period of time you could easily
lose the power of The Secret again.
What happened was that I came to a place in time where I got stressed with work. Along with that I had a surge in my going out and partying, and we
all know how much energy you have the day after.
I found for my part that maintaining The Secret is a big deal about having discipline. The universe isn't going to give you something for nothing.
You can still think "oh that's gonna be mine soon" and be lazy... and then not getting anything.
The trick for me is that once I align myself I automatically make the right decisions about how to approach a situation, be it a job interview, an
assignment, getting money to buy that present, because subconsciously when I ask for that, my mind already knows the answer how to get it. It merely
becomes a question of "do I want it bad enough or not?".
Having said that, I'm the kinda guy that believes in the theory of everything being connected. This table is me, I'm the table. You know...
everything is just energy vibrating, affecting the next strain and the next.
I think that when you ask for something, and you start aligning and subconsciously work to get it, the energy that you emit from your body, affects
and connects better with those who are in the position of giving you what you want. So in a way for me, it isn't that magical but simple matter of
Think about how you perceive people, when you meet them for the first time.
Humans are in my view intuitively fast to judge a person and get it right. But what if that intuition is based on reception of energy flows.
Take an example of two persons who look angry, in one case you might become very careful and approach the person in an "underdog" kinda way.
The other person you maybe approach with empathetic interest and ask what is troubling them. Now they both looked angry, but yet you handled them
differently? Why is that?
I think that is the energies speaking silently to us. Now mind you again, I'm looking at these energies from the scarce examples I have of string
So when I'm asking and aligning I would by nature steer towards the persons who I feel emit an energy that fits mine and connects best.
However... and that partying last year, I kinda lost touch. Had to uproot and move to another country for a year. New places, new people, missing the
mrs. etc. I just lost grip of The Secret. So it's been a pretty normal year for me.
I just saw The Secret again with my roommate some weeks ago. But I can't seem to align at the moment. Hopefully I will find a way back soon.
But that kinda explains to me how The Secret is not a magical genie. It's based on physics that we have to apply ourselves to rather than just
waiting for something to happen.
But I'm ok with that... sometimes I need to be down to process something or have some time out for myself.
My tip is if you haven't seen The Secret then see and try to apply it. It might take every bit as much effort as going on a diet, or starting to bike
to work instead of grabbing the car keys when you go to work.
But it's well worth it. I was surprised how much changed in the time I managed to maintain discipline.
So therefore, best of luck to ya
By the way... did anyone tell you you look great today? Your eyes sparkle when you smile
[edit on 13/6/08 by flice]
[edit on 13/6/08 by flice]