Okay, so for months I've been hearing about "The Secret". My friends are like "oh, you gotta read the secret, it's the best book ever" and "the secret will change your life". blah blah blah. I have access to the book, but I was also given the DVD. So, after a few weeks of putting it off, I finally decided to sit down and watch this DVD. I've been in a funk lately anyway so I kept an open mind and figured I'd be greatful to anything that would help me find my path or ease my worries or just get me out of my head for a while.
I don't know how many of you have acutally read this book or watched the movie or listened to the podcast, but let me just give you a brief summary.
There are 3 steps...
1. Ask the universe for what you want - or tell the gods what you are seeking.
2. Believe that you already have it. If you want a car, sit in a chair and pretend you are driving that car. If it's a convertible, feel the wind blowing in your hair. This is an example that they actually used. Don't believe that you will get it someday, because technically that's a negative thought because you don't actually have it yet. Believe that you have it already.
3. Receive it.
That's it. That's the secret. No mention of working hard to earn your money. If you want to be rich, just ask for some money and believe that you got it. If you want a new job, believe that you have it already. Don't worry about showing up on time or making connections or putting in overtime. Screw it - just ask and you will receive.
Give me a fucking break.
Sorry to talk about the black magic thing again - but my friend at work just finished the last part of her spell and she had to do this EXACT SAME THING. She had to write a letter to the universe and put down on paper what she wanted in DETAIL and then she has to believe that she's going to get it. I mean, it's the same bullshit. She even had to make a business card with the name of the company she wants.
The Secret is nothing more than a way for lazy people to justify their laziness. It gives them something to believe in. It makes it "okay" for them to sit around and do nothing with their lives. It gives them something to believe in. Alot of these people even think they are better than the rest of us who get up and go to work everyday.
I think it's the most ridiculous piece of crap that I've ever seen in my life and I cannot believe that this is sweeping the nation. I can't believe that so many people are obsessed with this shit.
They also speak of the law of attraction. If you are negative all the time, negativity will surround you - okay - I get that. I understand the value of positive thinking and acceptance. Two things that I am lacking for sure. My life is much smoother when I accept the curveballs that are thrown at me and I remain positive. It doesn't help anyone to just sit in that negativity. So, I agree with that stuff.
But in general, I feel that "The Secret" is no different than hocus pocus black magic bullshit.
Okay, that's my rant for today.
Anyone else have any views on this?