There is no secret

7 Free Lessons fro the Teachers of The SecretI was reading the New Testament today and the message of The Secret appeared. “How a man is, is how he thinks.” “Well,” I thought to myself. The Secret is not new. Just as I suspected. Although there are no mentions of the bible in the secret movie, it is my belief that Rhonda Byrne had to have read the bible. She absolutely must have!

There is no secret! However, I believe that one must believe in order to achieve. When I was in the police academy my sergeant use to say “If the mind can perceive it, the body can achieve it.” He was right……. We had to be up at 4am, clean the barracks and the restrooms and be outside ready for drill at 5am. Then we proceeded to run 4-5 miles through the beach, mud and whatever else they felt like running us through that morning. It was horrible. I prayed many nights and wanted to quit at times. Then it rang true to me that this was what I wanted. This is what I quit my corporate job for. It hit me like a ton of bricks one day. After I realized that this is what I wanted, I ran and ran and ran and became one of the fittest officers in my squad.

Now I’m not saying that prayer didn’t help. I am blessed. I have no doubt about that. What I am saying is that there is no Secret. If you want something bad enough, work at achieving it. It won’t manifest itself. It will not pop out of thin air. Let’s be serious ladies. If getting a new job is what you want, you have to start searching for one. If better health is what you desire, stop smoking cigarettes! I hope you get the drift.

The law of attraction is such that you have to work at obtaining what it is you want. You can have what it is you desire. You deserve it.

In addition, the law of attraction is such that you have to appreciate what you already have. Know that you are blessed.

I have family members in Trinidad who are dirt poor (seriously) – especially according to American standards. However, they make it their business to reach out to the community and help others in the same boat. My aunt has what she calls a “Thanksgiving” six times a year, which very similar to our Thanksgiving holiday. Although she has very little money and resides in one of the poorest neighborhoods, she never misses an opportunity to help others. She is not poor. She knows the secret. She is the secret.

Do something nice for somebody today and don’t expect anything in return. I mean it. It doesn’t have to be writing a six-digit check. It can be a simple as holding the door for an elderly person, listening to a friend in need or yelling at the neighbor’s kid to get out the street. Begin to give back in simple ways. Pay it forward. Use your intelligence to enlighten someone else. That is the secret. At least it’s one of my secrets. What’s one of your’s?

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