I bought and read a copy of The Secret because I heard the buzz yet I had missed seeing the Oprah Show and Larry King Live about The Secret. It is now number 1 on USA Today's bestselling list. This is not a book with a lot of depth like other positive thinking books I have read yet it is inspirational and I see where it has the power to change lives. In my opinion, The Power of the Subconcious Mind by Joseph Murphy which I read many years ago was a far deeper book.
The big secret which all successful people, living and dead, know is ... (drum roll) that the Universe offers all good things to all people through the Law of Attraction.
The book says all you have to do is think it, see it, feel it, and be grateful for it and let go of all limitations. See what you want as if it were an absolute fact. You can look at everything you desire and order it as if from a catalog. You say, "I can afford that, I can buy that" and the universe says, "Your wish is my command." Leave the "how" to the universe because the universe knows the shortest, quickest, fastest, most harmonious way to meet your needs. This is a very encouraging message.
The books says that if you believe, then you can do and have and be what others say is impossible to do and have and be. These are life changing words.
Most encouraging is the message that if you have baggage from the past, you can simply erase what does not serve you and start over again. This is very encouraging to people who have been abused and feel defeated by life.
It's simple and easy to read. Some will find the message too simplistic. I did not agree with the comment on food and overweight. Eating food in excess will make you fat; there's no avoiding that fact. Other than that there can be no harm in practising to speak words of praise and blessing, in visualizing and affirming all that is good for us and in letting go of all negatives.