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inspiring but a little repetitive,
This review is from: The Power (Hardcover)There are parts of this book which are definitely inspiring. It certainly makes you feel uplifted and creates a positive attitude, so that you feel stronger and more equipped to face the difficulties in your life. Rhonda Byrne helpfully reminds us that we have much more power than we think, and shows us how easy it can be to change ourselves and our lives for the better. However, The Secret benefitted from the input of a host of other authors, whereas here Rhonda Byrne tends to become a little repetitive. After a few chapters you feel you're reading the same thing expressed in slightly different ways. There isn't a massive amount of psychological insight either - some of the advice on how to harness the Power seems a little simplistic. For a more fulfilling and inspiring book, read Back to Sanity by Steve Taylor, which is one of the best books I have bought from amazon Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of Our Minds
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Initial post: 17 Aug 2010 17:03:50 BDT
I used to be a fervent believer in The Secret. Not any more. And now she has written this book! Just intent on making more wealth for herself. No-one could have believed more than I did. Yet none of it came true. None of it.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2010 08:19:45 BDT
H. ELENI says:
I am a firm believer of the Secret and Power (same thing actually) and i have witnessed its power many times after reading the book.. from the smallest everyday things to the more ''important''. In fact, i realised that i had witnessed the power of the secret all through my life, only i wasnt aware of it. Anyway, the thinking process is a very simple one..why would it have to be complicated anyway, right? To all those who still doubt, i have one thing to say: Dear friends, how can you reverse your life if you dont BELIEVE you will? No one else will believe for you.. The Power is real. You can name it what you want, it doesnt matter. It does exist, i have no doubt about it. I wish everyone all the best. :)
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2010 17:08:21 BDT
Ifr I had come here a few years ago at the height of my strong belief in The Secret, I would have told anyone who said it hadn't worked for them that they could not have believed strongly enough. That they must have had inner doubts deep inside that was blocking their good from coming to them.
No-one could have had stronger belief than I did. I believed without any shadow of doubt.
I would have automaticaly marked as 'unhelpful' any negative reviews and marked as 'helpful' any positive reviews singing the praises of The Secret.
I have learned the hard way. I am now older and wiser, and sadly disappointed and disillusioned with all I had formerly totally believed in. When I have more time I shall write a review telling of my experience with The Secret in hope that it will prevent others from making the same mistake.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2010 10:53:30 BDT
EB, RScP says:
How sad to feel so negative about something so potentially positive. Unfortunately, The Secret does not warn people about the UNconscious thought patterns we all tend to hold, which hold sway over our conscious decisions - until we find a way (like EFT or NLP) to remove or change those unconscious thought patterns.
I trust you find a way through that is less painful to you than the past has obviously been.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2010 15:59:20 BDT
I have used EFT for 4 years, and learned about NLP long before The Secret had even been written.
I'm afraid your reply is exactly the kind of thing I would have once written to anyone who had 'failed' to make The Secret work for them.
I wasn't alone in beleiving, there was a little group of us, all strong believers. Not one of us has succeeded in our intentions. As I said earlier, when I have time I shall tell of my experiiences.
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2010 15:42:24 BDT
The Secret has worked for me in many situations, and the ones where it hasn't worked (yet) are the ones where I have to work on my 'worrying' thoughts and let go of them. I know that.
It does work for many. I am sorry that it hasn't worked for you.
However it is unfair to assume that it won't work for others because you personally did not find success with it.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2010 23:38:59 BDT
M. wray says:
Why have you given up on the faith of the law of attraction
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2010 16:55:02 BDT
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There is only so long you can go on believing in something that doesn't work. I've heard all the arguments as to 'why' it doesn't work, i used to trot them out myself to people who said it didn't work when i 'knew' it did.
It never worked for me or for any of the others who believed along with me. You believe for a while that it's working, you notice small things working out and think this is part of it, but when the important things don't manifest, [we believed we 'd be unaffected by ageing] you have to start to question why.
It comes as no surprise to me that Rhonda is now targeting youngsters in her latest book aimed at teenagers. - Its' so easy to be positive when young, and the young are more gullible because they already feel they can conquer the world and achieve anything.
When ageing takes it's toll, it's a different story.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2010 17:21:50 BDT
Sorry but I disagree! Things HAVE manifested for me so I do not need other people's proof!
Are you going to tell me I was dreaming the things that I have manifested because you say it doesn't work??
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 17:44:02 BDT
Anyone could also easily ask, are you saying people were dreaming or having nightmares when their desires did not manifest? And in some cases their situations actually got worse.
I used to belong to The Secret forum, that's how much of a believer I used to be. I heard about people who did not believe at all and were negative but who good things constantly happened to and strong believers who did not manifest anything they wanted and attracted bad or unhappy circumstances. There is no cut and dried answer or reason for why this should be. It just is. It's life. Some people get good, some get bad. It's not always about how they think or feel about things, sometimes it's about what happened to them whilst growing up or other life experiences. Some positive people lose it when bad things happen , some negative people continue to attract good things into their life regardless, even if they don't give it much thought.