The Secret

The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book written by Rhonda Byrne, based on an earlier film with the same name. Based on the law of attraction, this book explains how by thinking positively, one can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness. This book has sold over 19 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 46 languages.

The law of attraction

The law of attraction is a natural law that determines the complete order of the universe and of our personal lives through the process of "like attracts like". The author claims that as we think and feel, a corresponding frequency is sent out into the universe that attracts back to us events and circumstances on that same frequency. For example, if you think angry thoughts and feel angry, it is claimed that you will attract back events and circumstances that cause you to feel more anger. Conversely, if you think and feel positively, you will attract back positive events and circumstances. Proponents of the law claim that desirable outcomes such as health, wealth, and happiness can be attracted simply by changing one's thoughts and feelings.

A Brief Summary

The Secret starts off by introducing and explaining the mechanisms of the law of attraction. in the following chapters it goes on to describe its historical applications and the great men and women in history who are claimed to have utilize its power. In this book, the law of attraction is described as a magnetic power produced by one's thoughts. The power of thoughts is likened to a transmission tower that sends out a frequency to the universe and then returns the same frequency in a physical or elemental form.


The claims made by the book are highly controversial, and has been criticized by reviewers and readers in both traditional and web-based media. The book has also been heavily criticized by former believers and practitioners, with some claiming that The Secret was conceived by the author and that the only people generating wealth and happiness from it are the author and its publishers.

Personal View

While some may feel that this book is just a load of gibberish babble, I feel that this book is a truly good read that may just change the way you see this world. I would like to end off with this quote.
"How the world happens for you, starts with you"