Monday, February 12, 2007

The Secret isn't really a secret

"The Secret" is a book and a DVD. A whole lot of people have probably heard about it or read it but I hadn't.

3 days ago someone asked me, "Have you heard about The Secret?". I hadn't.
2 days ago someone else brought me 2 DVD's; "What the Bleep Do We Know?" and "The Secret".
Today I was catching up on my TiVo'd Oprah's from last week and guess who she had on?? The teachers of The Secret.

3 times in 3 days. OK. I guess I'm ready to hear about it.

When I watched the DVD, I thought.....DUH?? Of course your thoughts, feelings, and actions create your reality. Hellloooooo? Who doesn't know that? That's NOT a secret.

When I watched Oprah today, I heard it another way. It's that old phrase........the secret to life or the KEY to life. On some level we all know what that is........for ourselves. Living it and believing it in and changing our negative thoughts and behaviors is a whole 'nother thing.

to be continued.................


Anonymous said...

I am so glad you watched the Oprah show in this please write me or call and let's talk about it. We have all of it you know, Love and lots of hugs MOM

Anonymous said...

Hey there, just saw this for the first time. I too saw the Secret and it's been all the rage just like everything on Oprah. Some of it doesn't sit right though. After consulting some colleagues we kind of agree that while for the most part it's a good thing, it does imply that if your life isn't abundant that it's because you're not thinking right. Also that if bad things are happening you are somehow really asking for them. I definitely agree that like attracts like and that negativity attracts negavity, but still there are things that don't sit quite right with me about the Secret. I'm going to have to watch it again to put my finger on it. I also feel it takes some pretty complex ideas and packages them up real nicely for distribution to the masses so that once again, you miss the point and forget to think for yourself! Believe me, I'm usually all for this stuff, I don't know why this one is bugging me. Hmmm.... Well if it does a lot of good for a lot of people then that is the most important thing.