Book Review: “The Secret”


“Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting in your life. And it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind,” Rhonda Byrnes, author of “The Secret,” wrote.  

“The Secret,” is a self-help book that describes a “secret” that has been practiced and passed down and understood by some of history’s most prominent figures: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, Thomas Edison and others.

The “secret” described in this book is “The Law of Attraction.” It posits that everything one experiences in their life is manipulated by the thoughts that run inside their head. Every individual has the power to attract positive and negative outcomes, but they also have the ability to put this law into action.

“Every thought of yours is a real thing — a force,” Prentice Mulford, a literary humorist and one of Bryne’s sources said

Accordingly, the book professes that the manipulation of your mind and thoughts are “key to the success of an individual’s life and experiences.” 

Byrne describes each individual step to using the “secret” in every aspect of your life. The “secrets” are presumed to help with life struggles: money, relationships, health.

“You contain a magnetic power within you that is more powerful than anything in this world, and this unfathomable magnetic power is emitted through thoughts.” Byrnes wrote.  

“According to Byrne, every individual is the “biggest energy magnet” in the universe, and “the energy you radiate will be the energy that you receive. Thoughts are magnetic, and thoughts have a frequency, as you think, those thoughts are sent out into the Universe, and they magnetically attract all like things that are on the same frequency.” Byrnes wrote. 

Byrne illustrates that everything is possible with the power of the “Law of Attraction,” and one can manifest anything they desire into reality if they implement principal thoughts in their mind. She also promises the book will grant you the opportunity of untapping the “hidden power within you” that will help you achieve success and high virtue. 

During the lockdown, I began to think that my thoughts affect the outcomes in my life. I began to notice the bad tendencies I had created and was unconsciously applying them to my day-to-day life. I blamed anything unpleasant on other matters, up until I began applying a positive mindset, and began to use the power of the “Law of Attraction.” As I’ve applied this “law” into my life, I have begun to acquire my desires: it has resulted in me changing my mental and physical well-being and turned my life around.

This book could be of great power to anyone and is perfect for anyone who wants to change their life and train of thought.

The book’s invocation of Buddha nicely summarizes its philosophy:

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.”