The good news: I only paid $1.00 for it at a book sale.
I will say that both the book and the dvd were very well marketed, and even promoted by OPRAH. To me, it appears that Byrne did not even write the book, but merely edited it. She quotes from over 20 different modern day teachers who have supposedly achieved wealth and happiness.
What is The Secret? Rhonda Byrne says that it is The Law of Attraction ---whatever is going on in your mind--- if the thoughts are positive, those thoughts will be like a magnet that will pull everything good to you.
- Ask, Believe, Receive
- Want more money, find the perfect mate, have a new house, new car, or huge raise: ask for it, believe you're going to get, and you'll get it --yeah right!
- You can create your own perfect health and eternal youth --what about genetics?
According to Byrne - we get in life what we think about, because our mind sends messages to the Universe.
So is that how some children fall victim to abuse? They thought about it too much, or is that why some people get cancer? They thought about it too much? How crazy is that? If all we had to do was ASK for a cure for cancer BELIEVE it would happen and then RECEIVE it, doesn't it seem like many many people would have been miraculously cured, and we would hear about it.
Sadly, there are no magic answers to why some things happen in life. "Wishing doesn't make it so", and if you wished for something and it did not happen, then the author tells us it's because we really did not BELIEVE it would happen!
Very disappointing. Save your money, and borrow this book from the library if you still want to read it.
RATING - 1/5 - COMPLETED - 2/3/09
WHERE FROM: My stacks