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The Secret

Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011, at 6:57 PM

Apparently, there's a secret that has been floating around throughout the ages and discovered by a select few people, such as Aristotle, Plato, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Carl Jung, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill and others. These great people of history were "past secret teachers."

Inspired when she read the 1910 classic THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH by Wallace Wattles, author Rhonda Byrne has created a DVD (and book) titled THE SECRET sharing her discovery of the secret teachings.

Basically, the secret is the Law of Attraction -- in other words, whatever you wish for can be yours.

It's about positive thinking, as well as visualizing what it would be like to obtain whatever you wished to come true.

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." Henry Ford

The Law of Attraction has four steps.

Step 1: Visualize your goal. Close your eyes and picture what you desire in your mind. Then imagine the desire has already come true. Imagine how it would feel. Imagine how it would smell.

Step 2: Believe your desire will materialize. Don't worry about how or when -- just concentrate on the fact that it will become realized. It will happen. Continue to believe and the Law of Attraction will make it come true.

Step 3: Keep the faith. Doubt brings about failure. You must never sway from the desire. You must realize there is no other option than to succeed. You must believe everything you think about will come true.

Step 4: Be fearless. Be relentless. Do not procrastinate. Do not waiver at the critical moment. Do not sabotage your pending success. When the opportunity presents itself, you must boldly grab it.

Being a lazy person with a powerful imagination, this sounded like the perfect gimmick for me. So I spent the better part of several months imagining what my life would be like if I could achieve my lofty goals.

There I was, locked in my imagination, living a life of glory, dressed in purple, wearing number 50, knocking down Bears and Lions and Green Bay Packers. I was a middle linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings.

But no matter how hard I concentrated on my desire, I was never even asked to show up at Viking training camp. I was basically stuck on step 3. Even though my imagination was impeccable, doubts began to creep in.

Perhaps I was being a bit unrealistic. After all, in my 60s, I might actually be a little too old for professional football.

Therefore, I needed to come up with a more attainable goal -- something that was unlikely to happen yet possible.

Although I was a dashing figure of a man with plenty of wit and wisdom, I always found it difficult to hook up with the right woman. In fact, I usually found it difficult to hook up with any sort of woman at all. So I decided I would visualize a desirable, compatible woman who would enter my life and we would live happily ever after.

First of all, my ideal woman doesn't have to be perfect. Although I'm nearly perfect myself, perfection in others is too much to expect. Finding a compatible mate is hard enough without being unreasonable about it.

Physical traits aren't too important. Tall or short doesn't matter, a few extra pounds are okay, a full set of teeth is desirable and a certain degree of attractiveness helps. But no redheads (too fiery).

And it would also be really nice if she actually liked me.

Every day now, bi-hourly, I visualize this woman. She knocks on my door and utters something like "Hi there, big guy. I understand you're looking for me." Then our eyes meet and we instantly fall in love... or maybe not.

I may never be a professional middle linebacker but somewhere out there is a semi-perfect woman who has nothing better to do with her life than hang out with me.

But don't knock on my door before noon -- I sleep late.

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Quote for the Day -- "The secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body." Dan Millman

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Bret Burquest, author of four novels, has recently published THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY (esoteric knowledge) and 1111 HAPPY TRAILS ROAD (humor) -- available on Amazon. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and a secret desire to live in a world without secrets.

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You can visualize all you want Bret - but you gotta do something concrete if you really want that "knock on the door after noon."

Add a "T" between your "BB" initials. Be careful to always include the T whenever an occasion arises when you ask for a pen. Always explain the T must be included and loudly exclaim, "I cannot believe the pen I had moments ago can be missing, just now when I need it."

Be vague when asked why the T is so important. Present a glazed-eye look whenever a person of the female persuasion asks what the T stands for and, "Why is it so important that you've had to fill it in after you've already and clearly signed, "BB?"

That is The Secret. You just gotta know when to reveal it.

-- Posted by HDucker on Thu, Jun 30, 2011, at 4:33 PM


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Bret Burquest is a former award-winning columnist for The News (2001-2007) and author of four novels. He has lived in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Kansas City, Memphis and the middle of the Arizona desert. After a life of blood, sweat and tears in big cities, he has finally found peace in northern Arkansas where he grows tomatoes, watches sunsets and occasionally shares the Secrets of the Universe (and beyond) with the rest of the world.
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