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canewbanks
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What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

Mine is starting your mornings with thank-yous and jubuliant gratitude, LOA is drawn to positive energy. It is a great way to start any day!!!
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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

Hi canewbanks, and thanks for posting that -- you certainly can't go wrong starting each day with an attitude like yours!

I'd have to say that my favorite realization so far after having read The Secret is that what has always seemed like "coincidence" to me is starting to seem more like cause/effect. So far it seems to be popping up in my life in small (and positive) ways, but I must say I'm still getting a kick out of it, and it makes me wonder how to perhaps start applying the principles in the book to larger goals and ideas. Reading others' stories in the Book Club has been so interesting -- be sure to also check out the "Share Your Secret Stories" thread!

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For Amanda: Potential

Yes, Amanda, and it all also seems to be about becoming more aware of your potential, and making the most of what you already have!


Amanda_R wrote:
I'd have to say that my favorite realization so far after having read The Secret is that what has always seemed like "coincidence" to me is starting to seem more like cause/effect.
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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

The most profound thing that I have seen is that using your energy concentrating on what you "Don't" want will bring that very thing into your life. If you seek a mate, concentrate on how you will be,live, and feel WITH a mate, don't dwell on you current loneliness. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I dont have and can't do, and discovered that I am creating this "lack of" in my own life. Truly, very soon after I started seeing life as I want it to be and believing it to be possible, things changed for the better!
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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

Another thing I loved about TS is the creative visualization part. I decided to drop the lose-weight thought pattern and started putting positive energy and visualization into I am my perfect body weight of 128 lbs and I lost 3 lbs this week without dieting or changing my routine! Cool!
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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

My favorite thing is the realization that sometimes we only desire things we cannot have. Since reading the book, I'm no longer desiring every little thing that I see, because I'm focusing on what I REALLY want - not just what I think I can afford. When I say to myself - I'd really like that sweater (or shoes, pocketbook, perfume, etc) I think that I can afford it, but is it really what I want, or do I want it just because I feel deep down that I cannot have it? Then I think about the PERFECT sweater (or other item), and usually the item I'm considering is NOT exactly what I want after all. This has helped me to control impulse buying - everything from a pack of gum to overpriced concert tickets.
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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?



moonchuckersmom wrote:
Then I think about the PERFECT sweater (or other item), and usually the item I'm considering is NOT exactly what I want after all. This has helped me to control impulse buying...


I can so relate to this, moonchuckersmom!

My friends always tease me when we go shopping because I "never" seem to buy anything -- but really, I'm just holding out for that "perfect" item -- and nothing other than the vision in my head will do! :smileywink: This not only saves quite a bit of money, but when I do buy something, it's what I really want.

Thanks for posting, and enjoy looking around the Book Club!

Amanda

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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

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I just started my vision board. I really think that seeing the things you want every day make then seem like more of a reality. And you learn to incorporate these things into daily life because they are always in your face. Putting together the board has been a lot of fun.

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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?



bunny28 wrote:
I just started my vision board. I really think that seeing the things you want every day make then seem like more of a reality. And you learn to incorporate these things into daily life because they are always in your face. Putting together the board has been a lot of fun.

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Congratulatiosn on starting the vision board, bunny28!

Care to tell us what's on it? I'm sure your ideas would inspire others to create their own boards...! Amanda

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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

NOT TO BE NEGATIVE.

About a month ago my husband looked at me & said, "You are such a negative person." OUCH!! Rather than lashing out, as I certainly wanted to, I went to my bedroom because it was not the first time he had called me NEGATIVE & deeply prayed to not be negative anymore. It was truly one of those "Ah-Ha" moments. He looked at me when he said it, I knew he meant it and he was not backing down. When I finally got the book, I only then realized just how negative I was. I didn't realize that MOST things I said were pessimistic.

I'm telling ya, it hit me like a ton of bricks...believing that if you speak negatively then negative things will remain or come into your life.

My hubby used to say how we're in this apartment instead of a house because you're so negative. You drive a old model Maxima instead of that RangeRover you speak of because you're so negative.

"You don't love yourself!" -yet he loved me.

My eyes have been open and I am now renewed! I truly look at the postives instead of the negatives now. I am thankful for what I have and find joy in every day things. I have posted some things that have already changed in my life, I'm thankful to open my eyes every morning because I know something FANTASTIC is going to happen today.
"When you want something you've never had, do something you've never done" -unknown
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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

In the past few years, either my metabolism has slowed or the number of trips around the sun is closing in on me, and my weight has steadily climbed. I admit collusion with the process, in that I do love to eat and don't choose to exercise for it's own sake. I bought a new professional scale today, that has sliding indicators to mark different numbers around the dial, I confidently set one where my weight is now, one fifty pounds less and one one hundred pounds less. I see myself as lighter, stronger, more energetic, and I am that, now and in the future.
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Re: What is your favorite thing you learned from The Secret?

The fact that any negative circumstance that I live in the present does not define my thoughts in the present, it is only a residual of the thoughts I had in the past regarding a situation or person.
This helps me to focus on what I want and not on what I see, and if I center on that, that will become my present.
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Re: Make 2009 your best year ever with your own vision board see THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz

Barnes & Noble is kind enough to let you look inside my book THE VISION BOARD to see free pages about the process of visioning so I hope you will all look at that and make 2009 your best year ever as you create your own vision statement, and vision for the new year.
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