Friday, February 16, 2007

The Secret Behind "The Secret"

You’ve probably heard about the book and DVD called The Secret. It is creating a buzz about the Universal Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction states: Whatever we put our attention on we bring into our life. When we focus on things that are working we see more things that are working. When we focus on what we don’t want, we attract and see more of what we don’t want in life.

If you saw The Secret on Oprah or watch the DVD, you are probably very excited. It’s a new way of thinking and being that can transform life. But how long does that last? How do we incorporate this powerful principle into everyday life? What happens when we have a bad day, a throbbing headache and demands of a busy life? It’s so easy to go back into thinking about what isn’t working and will all this ever change.

The key to maintaining the enthusiasm and excitement of this Universal Law is to DDSP. It is Daily Dedicated Spiritual Practice. That simply means that we commit to at least one practice that keeps us in the flow of this universal principle. A daily practice could be journaling, meditation, affirmative prayer, reading uplifting books or taking a class that keeps in connected spiritually. Committing to a daily spiritual practice is about creating discipline. Ernest Holmes, author of the Science of Mind, states “A Trained mind is much more powerful than an untrained mind.” When we bring spiritual practice into our lives we begin to train the mind to think and react differently. We begin to experience feeling of compassion instead of anger, faith instead of doubt, peace instead of chaos.

Let me just say, if there was an easier way to incorporate this teaching in life, I would have found it. I have tried lots of different techniques, methods and tools; Anything to get out of having to add one more thing to my ‘to do’ list each day. But I learned that the daily practice is the secret. By taking the time to say a prayer, to read something inspirational, or taking a moment to meditate and breathe and enjoy the life around me is the secret to attracting more Good into my life.

Knowing the Law of Attraction doesn’t make it real. But living and practicing each day transforms my life into something amazing.

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