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It's sweeping the country and beyond. The Secret, a 90 minute movie/documentary featuring 25 teachers, authors, and philosophers, was created by Australian Rhonda Byrne. She says that if you follow its philosophy, you can create the life you wan... whether that means getting out of debt, finding a more fulfilling job or even falling in love.

Oprah even featured "The Secret" on not only one, but two of her recent episodes.

What exactly is "The Secret"?

Rhonda Byrne defines The Secret as the law of attraction, which is the principle that "like attracts like." Rhonda calls it "the most powerful law in the universe," and says it is working all the time. "What we do is we attract into our lives the things we want, and that is based on what we're thinking and feeling," Rhonda says. The principle explains that we create our own circumstances by the choices we make in life. And the choices we make are fueled by our thoughts... which means our thoughts are the most powerful things we have here on earth.

Many who have read or watched "The Secret" call it life changing.

The Secret is available as a book or DVD. To learn more go to:

Have you heard of The Secret? What do you think of it? Would you recommend it to others?

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  • shelxland By shelxland

    Unfortunately, we live in an era where everything is commercialized and every service has a price. We pay for manicures, special coffee, along with our standbys of doctors, dentists, hair stylists, etc. I paid $5 to watch the Secret at their website and then $30 to buy the movie and I can say that I've benefitted much more from that DVD than I did from the same $30 I spent on my last pedicure or the $5 I spent on my last mocha. The teachers especially offer the more expesive services by way of workshops, and I hear a lot of complaining that they would charge so much for such a service. Here's my perspective... I would have much rather spent my money on a 2 day, uplifing workshop to better my life than $550 (after insurance) to have a doctor take 5 minutes out of his day to remove a green plastic bb from my toddler's nose. :)

  • goshop1 By goshop1

    I don?t think that ?the secret? is at all new. The teachings or views...however you want to define them...have been in the world through both organized religions and spiritual type teachings for centuries. I don?t see anything wrong with people expressing their own spiritual journey...each person has to decide what path works best for themselves. The same message can be delivered in many ways and yet only one approach might reach a particular person. More power to anyone who is trying to improve their own life. I just don?t like the extreme commercialization of it all.

  • mafalis By mafalis

    I agree that the secret is something that has been marketed time and time again just in different ways and by different people, but if it has helped anyone find direction to make their lives better then it's all worth it.

  • kscouple By kscouple

    I watched it with my kids.  It was very inspirational and since I watched it, my life has begun to change in a VERY positive way!  Not that it wouldn't have to begin with, but I have a little more direction now!

  • AshleighC By AshleighC

    I have seen the movie "The secret" and read the book. This book has highly influenced me to concentrate on the positive things in life. I feel so much better now that I understand the secret. I feel that deep down I knew the secret but having it pointed out in clear sight makes more sense to me. If you liked the secret - Check out "What the Bleep?"

  • RoyalT By RoyalT

    I heard that the teachers of "The Secret" were interviewed on Oprah recently and many people discussed how the whole philosophy had changed their lives completely. I'm intrigued.

  • kareanderson By kareanderson

    Something like the Secret beguiles people every few years and they pay for the same message + usually it is promoted via multi-level marketing or a variation, as it is this time. It is focussed on self rather than self with others

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