The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a self-help book, in which the central tenet is that the law of attraction coupled with positive thinking can bring about life-changing results that will lead to a fulfilling life. Summary Of The Book The Secret begins with Byrne introducing the concept of the law of attraction. Byrne maintains that the universe emits a certain frequency which people can attract towards themselves. She stresses that positive thinking is a powerful entity which draws in energy in the same frequency range. In other words, by always engaging in positive thinking, Byrne claims that people will attract back positivity. The term ‘positive’ could apply to a positive event, people, thoughts, or material items. Byrne feels that if a person thinks like a winner, he will be a winner, if he thinks like a rich person, then he will become rich. The author states that positive thinking will always attract back positivity from the universe. The Secret introduces a three-step creative process to help people turn their dreams into reality. The process involves Asking, Believing, and Receiving, which is also a concept mentioned in the Holy Bible. Along with the creative process, The Secret stresses the importance of feeling gratitude and visualizing in order to help one’s desires manifest. Byrne recommends to readers that they list everything that they feel grateful for, and along the way, this will only attract more positivity and lift the reader to a higher frequency. By using visualization, the mind becomes more focused on clearly communicating with the universe. The chapters included in the book demonstrate to readers how the law of attraction can be used and what can be done to receive those desired results in areas such as wealth and relationships. The Secret was featured twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show. It also remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for 146 weeks. On January 15, 2009, an article was published in Forbes stating that the book and film had generated 300 million dollars in revenue. Following the release of the book, it was turned into a documentary film and DVD. About Rhonda Byrne Rhonda Byrne is an author, television writer, and producer. Byrne has authored numerous self help and inspirational books. Some of them are The Power, The Magic, The Secret Gratitude Book, and The Secret Daily Teachings. At present, she is working on two Australian television shows called Marry Me and World’s Greatest Commercials. In 2007, Time magazine recognized her as one of the 100 people to have shaped the world. Forbes placed Byrne on their “The Celebrity 100” list. Byrne currently resides outside Los Angeles, California.
Regarded as a life-changing read by many readers, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a self-help book that embarks to motivate the reader about a universal paradigm about success that can be achieved though it remains hidden for most people. The book explores about unveiling this little secret which may transform how people look at things and lead them on to the road of success and true happiness.
According to the author, the book makes proper use of the 'law of attraction’ and shows how positive thinking can open treasure trove of bountiful happiness, health and wealth. The book posits the law of attraction as a primeval law that completes the law of the universe (as well of our lives) through the process 'like attracts like’. The author is also of the view that as people think-and-feel, so do they send a corresponding frequency to the universe that in turn attracts events and circumstances of the same frequency. Hence, if one is always able to think positive and think right, naturally, one will obtain the best results always. In all this argument however, there is no scientific basis for the views expressed as to how such 'attraction' affect the biological and physical processes of the body.
In propounding these provocative views, the book highlights visualization and gratitude as the two major powerful processes that help people manifest their dreams and desires. Although hailed by many as the secret to good life and better living, the book has also attracted some serious criticism, with many claiming it to be a 'highly controversial’ book.
Despite the controversy, in 2006 a film by the same name as the book was released. The Secret has sold over 19 million copies in less than a year’s span and has been translated into 46 languages. And, even after a decade of its first publication, it is still regarded as a path-breaking work in the field of inspirational writings.About the Author
Rhonda Byrne, an Australian TV writer and producer, has made a name with her new thought books, The Secret, its sequel The Power, The Magic and The Hero. Byrne, in 2007 has also featured in the Time’s list of 100 people who shape the world. She lives by the philosophy that one may achieve all desires, wishes and dreams if one truly believes in it.
|Number Of Pages||198|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Studio||Simon & Schuster|