A few years ago during spring training in Orlando, one of our fellow roommates, Dustin’s teammates, and great friend was reading a book called “The Secret.” At that time Dustin nor I had ever heard of it. Maybe you have or maybe you haven’t, but apparently it will take you exactly where you want to go in life, all through one simple philosophy: the secret. We never questioned our friend while he was reading the book and really thought it was just another book.
For some reason, our friend just knew things were going to work out. He never feared not making it to the big leagues because he knew he would. Unlike Dustin and I, we were always working on plan B if baseball didn’t work out (now mind you, we didn’t have a great plan or really any plan at all, but we at least talked about it). Our friend on the other hand had no question in his mind that he one day soon would pitch for the Atlanta Braves, and he does.
He did/does this not only because of his amazing talent but also because he figured out the secret long before we did. So what is the secret?
A few months back, Dustin and I were scrolling through Netflix when we ran across a movie titled “The Secret.” Same author, same story, just in movie form. We both quickly remembered that this was the book our friend was reading years back, and after reading the movie summary, we decided to press play.
We only got to watch about half of it before we were both too tired to proceed, and as the days came and went, we never returned to it.
A few weeks later Valentines Day was approaching and I was standing in Target when I looked down and saw the exact same book that our friend was reading that spring training years ago. I decided it would be the perfect gift to give Dustin on that day.
As soon as he started reading it, he was hooked. The past month and a half, Dustin has talked to me daily about the secret.
So what is the secret?
According to the website…
The Secret teaches us that we create our lives, with every thought every minute of every day. Living The Secret offers tools and ideas to help you live The Secret and create the life of your dreams.
According to the Bible, God wants what we want. Psalm 37:4 says,
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
We have an incredible heavenly father. If our earthly father only wants the best for us, wouldn’t it be crazy to imagine the things our eternal Father wants for us? So long as we are loving, respecting, and giving to our brothers and sisters in Christ, God wants the things that will make us happiest on this earth.
With support and guidance from Jesus + the secret, “everything is possible: nothing is impossible.”
As you all know, I am currently days away from completing the dietetic internship process. Even with a Broadcasting degree under my belt and a thousand and one experiences speaking in front of crowds, something about public speaking haunts me, this includes interviewing. Whenever the time comes, I am more than confident, over prepared, and know exactly what I am going to say. At that very same time, something happens: my brain and my mind separate and nerves completely take over my body. The craziest thing about it all is that this never happened until my sophomore year of college. What in the world happened?
My freshman year my sorority nominated me to represent KD in the Miss Georgia Southern University pageant. My interview went awesome because I knew it would. I left no room for uncertainty. My sophomore year, I was nominated again, however this time, my interview went terrible because all confidence had left me: I just knew it was going to go poorly and it did.
Throughout this internship interview process, my interviews have gotten better each time. Why? Because of the secret. I knew that if I these were the places that I wanted to go then there was only one way for the interview to go: incredibly. And for the most part, they did. (We will see on Sunday night if the sites agreed!?)
So what does this have to do with the secret?
According to “The Secret,” there is power in positive thinking and we must rid all negative thinking from our lives. Positive attracts positive and negative attracts negative. If you want something, it’s simple: go get it.
The more we think about something, positively or negatively, the more it is on our mind and in our thoughts and likely to happen.
Have you ever noticed that the naturally thin people of the world don’t really pay attention to weight. They eat what they want, when they want because they don’t have a fear of getting fat. In their minds, that’s not possible. Food will always be there, so why should we obsessive over having it now? There are no negative thoughts swimming through their mind about the possibility of gaining weight, so they don’t. Interesting, huh?
But easier said than done, right?
Tonight I was asking Dustin, how in the world can we consciously turn off negative thoughts? And his response was to simply “to replace them with positive thoughts.” Instead of thinking, “If I eat this, it will make me fat, think, if I want this, I’ll eat this.” Ever noticed that whenever we can have something in excess, we don’t want it? As humans, we naturally want what we can’t have. As Americans, we can have food at almost anytime that we want. So we can have = we don’t want. We have to look at food this way as well. We must eat to fuel our bodies, not out of emotional response.
This is not only a way to look at nutritional decisions, but all things in our lives. We must make a decision to rid the negative, welcome the positive, and go after the things we want in life.
By applying the secrete to our daily lives and leaning on God’s guidance, we can have the desires of our hearts.
Want something? Well what are you waiting for? Go get it!
Have a wonderful hump day!