The Secret

by Rhonda Byrne

Number of pages: 198

Publisher: Beyond Words , Atria Books

BBB Library: Personal Success

ISBN: 9781582701707

About the Author

Rhonda Byrne is an Australian television writer and producer, best known for her New Thought books The Secret (based on a film she produced of the same name) and its sequel The Power. She has also written The Magic. Her latest book is "The Hero" In 2007 Byrne was featured in Time Magazine's list of 100 people who shape the world. She gained mainstream popularity and commercial success after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her philosophy is that believing will allow you to achieve your wishes and dreams.


Editorial Review

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.

Book Reviews

"The Secret is a phenomenon. Since the book debuted late in 2006 it has sold over four million copies with some thirty other translations now available or underway. It is likely to become one of the best-selling self-help books of all time and is being constantly praised and endorsed by celebrities. Venture into your local bookstore or look around you while waiting at an airport, and you’re bound to see people reading it and absorbing it. They will not just be people who consult astrologers and who listen to Tony Robbins tapes, but normal, average people like the ones who live next door to you... the majority of people, the great majority even, believe in at least some aspects of the book’s premise and teaching. They believe in the law of attraction."

"Have you been wondering about what 'The Secret' is, and why it took the country by storm? You're not alone. The book, which discusses the Law of Attraction and how to use it in your life, rose to the top of many bestseller lists and inspired offshoots like The Secret Gratitude Book, The Secret Day-To-Day Calendar, and its own official website. The book introduced many people to the concept that their thoughts may influence not only their actions, but the experiences that they bring into their lives as well."

"The essence of the book is the power of our minds, which if identified and unleashed properly, can create waves of positive changes in our life. It deals with tuning our thought process which has the capability of making things happen; things that we otherwise would have never have imagined occurring. Everything that happens to us is directly or indirectly the doing of our own thoughts, which if modeled properly, can change everything in our lives. The book deals with the above mentioned theory scientifically, saying that our thoughts are magnetic and a frequency is associated with each one of them and when they are sent out into the universe, they attract like objects which are reflected back to us. In short, our thoughts become things."

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Wisdom to Share

We all work with one infinite power.

Every beautiful thing you see, every wondrous thing you experience, is all there, for you.

When you think about what you want, and you emit that frequency, you cause the energy of what you want to vibrate at that frequency and you bring it to you!

The reason you are the most powerful transmission tower in the universe is because you have been the power to focus your energy through your thoughts and alter the vibrations of what you are focused on, which then magnetically draws it to you.

Everything is made up of the exact same thing, whether it’s your hand, the ocean, or a star. Everything is energy.

The bigger things get bigger because more people give their thoughts to it after it has appeared.

Healing through the mind can work harmoniously with medicine

Sometimes you give others the opportunity to create your happiness, and many times they fail to create it the way you want.

In relationships we’re so used to complaining about other people; for relationships to really work, we need to focus on what we appreciate about the other person, not what we’re complaining about.

The only reason any person doesn’t have money is because they are blocking money from coming to them with their thoughts.

The knowledge of the secret and the intentional use of the law of attraction can be applied to every single subject in your life.

It is impossible to bring more into your life if you’re feeling ungrateful about what you have.