Regarded as a life-changing read by many readers, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a self-help book that embarks to motivate the reader about a universal paradigm about success that can be achieved though it remains hidden for the general public. The book explores about unveiling this little secret which may transform how people look at things and lead them on to the road of success and true happiness.
According to the Creator, the book makes proper use of the ‘law of attraction’ and shows how positive thinking can open treasure trove of bountiful happiness, health and wealth. The book posits the law of attraction as a primeval law that completes the law of the universe (as well of our lives) through the process ‘like attracts like’. The Creator is also of the view that as people think-and-feel, so do they send a corresponding frequency to the universe that in turn attracts events and circumstances of the same frequency. Hence, if one is all the time able to think positive and think right, naturally, one will obtain the best results all the time. In all this argument alternatively, there is not any scientific basis for the views expressed as to how such ‘attraction’ have an effect on the biological and physical processes of the body.
In propounding these provocative views, the book highlights visualization and gratitude as the two major powerful processes that help people manifest their dreams and desires. Even if hailed by many as the name of the game to good life and better living, the book has also attracted some serious criticism, with many claiming it to be a ‘highly controversial’ book.
Despite the controversy, in 2006 a film by the same name as the book was released. The Secret has sold over 19 million copies in less than a year’s span and has been translated into 46 languages. And, even after a decade of its first publication, it is still regarded as a path-breaking work in the field of inspirational writings.
About the Creator
Rhonda Byrne, an Australian TV creator and producer, has made a name with her new thought books, The Secret, its sequel The Power, The Magic and The Hero. Byrne, in 2007 has also featured in the Time’s list of 100 people who shape the world. She lives by the philosophy that one may achieve all desires, wishes and dreams if one really believes in it.