of positive thinking
has been something I've practiced for a long time. I often tell people to think positive as opposed to dwelling
on the negative.
Well, a few weeks ago, I called a friend to say hi. I had intented for it to be a brief
conversation and it almost was, but I asked her what she was doing and she said that she was making a 'visualization chart.' One question led to another and she mentioned "The Secret."
It's a book
. I went to the library
to pick up a copy. The wait list was quite lengthy. So I thought, well, I'll pick it up at the store. Then I received an email from Borders that it would be 30% that weekend. So I picked it up. Wow. I immediately got it!
Then "The Secret" author and other proponents
of the the book were on Oprah
. I intentionally did not watch it because I wanted to complete
the book first. Then I saw that Oprah was revisiting the topic
. Another wow! How often is it that Oprah
revisits a topic within a week's time ...?
So I finished the book and I've watched both episodes. Someone tried to sum it up by saying it is the power
of positive thinking. And yes, that is a part of it, but it is so much more. One example that was pointed out on Oprah, that I have referenced on numerous occasions, is from "The Wizard of Oz"
when Glenda The Good Witch
tells Dorothy "you had it all alone." Meaning Dorothy had the ability to get home the entire time - Dorothy just needed to exude
the energy and belief that she could do it.
I am about to begin the writing
component of "The Secret". It sort of goes in line w/one of my New Year's resolutions.
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