This week I watched The Secret, a documentary about the law of attraction and the power of positive thinking.
The gist of the film is that we attract everything that happens in our lives – if you’re constantly negative and worrying, you attract bad things, but if you’re constantly positive and expecting good things, you attract good things.
You can find the film on Netflix, and if you choose to watch it, fair warning, it’s pretty out there. I’m highly skeptical about many of the things that are said, including some ridiculous examples that make no sense.
I will say, however, that there are some hidden gems in the documentary that make it worth watching.
One of those hidden gems is the idea of a gratitude list. Write down everything that you’re thankful for, and run through this list at least once a day. I like to do it in the morning and incorporate it into my prayer.
The film also talks about visualizing the end result of what you want without dwelling on the “how.” The idea is that if you know what you want, and you can visualize it, meditate on it, and believe that one day you will have it, then the “how” will show up one day.
I’m not sure how true that is, but I like it. Some of us have no idea how to get what we want, but that’s not a reason to stop trying.
If anyone can make it through the whole documentary, or even a little bit of it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!