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Why The Secret Won't Make You Rich Or Happy

Mar 15, 2008
If you've been into personal development but have not heard of The "Secret", then you might probably have never heard of the Internet. But then, what are you doing reading this article right now? The "Secret" has enjoyed phenomenal success as a movie and a book, and I am sure millions of people around the world have been affected by it in one way or another.

Yet the question begs, why have we not seen more people becoming rich as a direct result of The Secret? Is it because it's just another one of those "feel good but nothing changes" inspirational movies? All fluff and filler, no useful, practical content?

Hasn't the 3 step process described in The "Secret" been utilised in one form or another by billions of people already, all throughout history? So why exactly has the world not seen a history of consistent human happiness, fulfilment and prosperity? Is it because The Secret doesn't 'work'?

Wait. Before you think I am one of those The "Secret" or "Law of Attraction" bashers, I urge you to wait it out and read this article in its entirety to do justice to yourself.

According to the popular definition of the law of attraction, it is that tendency for the Universe to reflect in your reality what is going on in your innermost mind. That's basically the gist of it. But what's missing from this popular definition is the observer factor, the human factor, that is us.

Most of us who have watched The Secret take this popular definition of the law of attraction at face value and try to put it into effect by simply starting to think positive thoughts, struggling to block out our conditioned negative mental patterns and begin fantasising about what we have always been secretly desiring - that new car, the beautiful home, that drop-dead gorgeous lover, a swimming pool filled with money, etc.

Some of us also go out collecting pretty pictures of what we want, cut them out and paste them into our scrapbooks of manifestation. This technique has been called the Treasure Map, also known as the Vision Board. It is a tool to help us better visualise what we want. Then to add even more power to our visualisation process, some of us purchase one of those brainwave entrainment programs or special music that helps us visualise better and get into the perfect state of mind for manifestation.

That is all well and good, but a huge portion of us then get disappointed when days, weeks, months or even years later of visualising and affirming every day, we don't get what we want. That new car, beautiful home, dream lover and a swimming pool filled with money still elude us to this day. Then we cry out, "What is wrong with the Universe?!".

Truth is, there is nothing wrong with the universe, with the world, with the human race, not even with you. Yes, you read that correctly. There is nothing wrong with you either. What is wrong is your understanding of The Secret and how reality functions. What is wrong is the model you have in your mind. There is a missing ingredient in your understanding. A piece that is missing, preventing you from having a complete model.

What is it?

That missing piece is you. Read the previous statement again. It might seem like a tautology, but if you take it another way, it makes absolutely complete sense. The missing piece is you.

You are the missing ingredient in your understanding of The Secret. You are the missing piece in your model of the law of attraction. Why? Do you want to know the truth? I can safely bet that no other law of attraction guru or teacher of The Secret has ever said this before. What comes next is going to be so profound yet so simple, you might smack your head and go, "Why haven't I thought of that before?".

Here it is. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth behind The Secret -

You are the "Law of Attraction". "The Law of Attraction" is you.

Rub your eyes gently, blink a little and read the above statement again. This time, translate that sentence into the first person and apply it to yourself -

I am the "Law of Attraction". The "Law of Attraction" is I.

Is it clearer now? Do you see the beauty? All this while, The "Secret" guru's are trying to sell you the idea that the law is some separate process operating independently of you, a law that is separate yet governs the working of the universe.

When you know the truth, that the law of attraction and you (or me or us) are one, you gain newfound power in that understanding. You won't immediately find yourself able to materialise any physical object you desire into reality, that would still be absurd and impossible unless we have come to the level of nanotechnology that makes it possible.

But you'll comprehend that now you know you are the law of attraction, that you are the embodiment, the avatar (in a sense) of the law of attraction, it is your responsibility to act in accordance, in coherence, with your intrinsic quality of attraction.

Attraction is a 10-letter word but its essence lies in the last 6 letters of that word, which is action. Attr-action. You can't have "attraction" without "action".

But who does the acting? You do. Who attracts? You do. Therefore, my simple formula states that you must act to attract. If you don't act, there is no attracting. Because if you refuse to act, you are limiting your own potential. If you don't act, you are the very obstruction that is preventing the law of attraction (which equals you) from working. Then don't blame the law of attraction for 'not working' when you don't get what you want. Blame yourself.
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