Revisiting The Secret


-By Asha Dey

Some books change your life. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is one such. It makes you believe in your inner potential, the power of intention and positive thinking.

Released in 2006, this self-help book is based on the theme of law of attraction, which is based on the premise that positive thinking can lead to life-changing results, while providing unbound happiness, wealth and health to the believer. Since its release, the book has been translated in more than 30 languages, selling millions of copies worldwide.

As per Byrne, the most powerful law in the universe is that of the law of attraction, wherein people can manifest their feelings, thoughts and words to create changes in their lives. The book, which over the years has become a phenomenon, states that a person’s feelings and thoughts could bring about either positive or negative manifestation. For instance, if a person is thinking positive, he or she would help in creating positive manifestation, while if the thoughts are negative, it will bring about negative manifestation.

The author states that it is a simple theory, wherein the law of attraction will respond to your thoughts, irrespective of them being positive or negative, and produce the corresponding result or manifestation. This provides unlimited power to a person to create their own truths, and get whatever they want to by harnessing their power of thoughts.

Byrne proposes that for the law of attraction to work, you need to know what you want and thereafter, ask for the same from the universe. Also, you need to feel and behave as if the thing that you desire is within your reach. Further, you need to be open to receive it as well.

The core theme of the book is to understand the power of minds. If you are able to identify and unleash it properly, you will be able to create positive changes in your life as well. It also deals with turning the negative waves in your life with positive thinking, and helping you in realising your potential and capability.

The book also provides various practical approaches, shortcuts and techniques to implement the concept of law of attraction. A must read if you want to discover yourself and improve your life by utilising the power that already resides within you.

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publishers: Simon & Schuster, Beyond Words Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-58270-170-7

Price: Rs. 485 (Hardcover edition – Amazon India)

A compulsive writer, a mad thinker, a marooned traveller, and an accidental photographer, Asha Dey is also the Senior Editor of Wisdom Winds. Follow her on Twitter @deyasha18.