The following is a summary of some of the most salient points from The Secret. I trust that in reading and processing these age old truths you are brought into alignment with your highest purpose.



The Law of Attraction: Everything that is going on in your life, you are attracting to you with images in your mind.


Like attracts like.


You become what you think about.


Thoughts become reality.


Most people are thinking about and focusing on what they don’t want.


The Law of Attraction is always working whether you believe it or not.


When we are predominantly positive we attract positive people and events.


Those who speak most about illness have it. Those who speak most about prosperity have it.


There is scientific proof that a positive thought is 100% more powerful than a negative thought.


Most of us attract by default – our thoughts and our feelings are on autopilot.


What is a ‘bad’ feeling? That which you are thinking is not in alignment with your highest good. The better you feel, the more in alignment you are with your highest good.


The Universe will begin to correspond to the nature of your song/your feelings.


You want to feel good – think of a happy baby.


Alladin’s lamp always said the same thing: “Your wish is my command.”


The Creative Process:


Step 1 -You must ask for what you want. This is stated in the present tense. Do it daily but don’t make it a chore.


Step 2 -The answer is presented by the Universe – our job is not to know the how; the Universe always knows the best/quickest way.

            -Anyone who ever accomplished anything did not know how they would get there.

            – You attract the way which could take the form of an inspired idea; action will sometimes be required but it’ll be easy.

            – The Universe likes speed. Therefore don’t delay, doubt or hesitate.

            – You can start with nothing and out of nothing, out of no way, a way will be made.


Step 3 – When you are in a state of joy, enthusiasm and/or passion you are in alignment with what you are asking for.


Most people offer the majority of their thoughts in response to what is happening.


Your present situation is a result of the residual thoughts of the past.


Imagination is everything.

It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.

Albert Einstein



Whatever the mind can conceive,

Man can achieve.

W. Clement Stone


Many people focus on getting out of debt, thereby attracting more debt to them. INSTEAD, focus on prosperity.


Ask no one to be different.


Gratitude is a powerful process. The practice is not just rote, it’s the feeling that’s important.


A Gratitude Rock – every time you pick it up think of something you are grateful for. There is the story of the South African man whose son was dying of some form of hepatitis.


Cultivate an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’.


Everything you think about and thank about you bring about.


Olympic athletes visualize the end result under the assumption that ‘when you’ve been there in your mind, you’ll go there in your body.’


When you have inspired thought

You have to trust it

And you have to act on it.

                                                              Jack Canfield (of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame)


Get a notebook and make a list of the positive aspects of the people you spend time with. The Law of Attraction won’t bring them into your life when they are in a negative state. They’ll zig when you zag.


Disease can’t live in an emotionally happy body.

Incurable means ‘curable from within.’


Man becomes what he thinks about.

Morris Goodman ‘The Miracle Man’


If you talk to a theoretical physicist they’ll tell you that the Universe is energy, it always has been; energy moving into form and through form.


All the power is within and is therefore under your control.


Pushing against the unwanted adds power to it. For example:

The war against war.

The war against terror.

The war against drugs.


Mother Teresa wouldn’t go to an anti-war protest. She said, “I’ll attend a peace conference.”


What you resist persists.

Carl Jung


The mainstream media perpetuates negative news. People say, “I have to be informed.” Yes, but do they need to be inundated?


Remove your attention from the things you don’t want and dedicate your attention to what you want.


When you realise that the voice on the inside is more powerful than the voices outside, you’ve mastered your life.


The beautiful thing about the Law of Attraction is that you can begin where you are.


The Universe is abundant.


Your purpose is what you say it will be.

Your life is what you make it.

Neil Donald Walsh (Conversations with God)


Follow your bliss.

Joseph Campbell


John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives.

In Search of Simplicity is a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.


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