#SelfHelpBookReview - The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

#SelfHelpBookReview - The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Due to my hospital admission, last month I missed the #SelfHelpBookReview for June. So this is now the 6th instalment this year.

I have decided to review a popular book 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne. Now I read this 4 years ago and I don’t think I was quite ready for it but deep down I do believe in the ‘Law of Attraction’. I decided this time to listen to the audiobook and read the book at the same time and I must say I liked the combination. 


So what is it about?

"It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen and bought for vasts sums of money. This centuries-old Secret has been understood by some of the most prominent people in history: Plato, Galileo, Beethoven, Edison, Carnegie, Einstein – along with other inventors, theologians, scientists and great thinkers. Now ‘The Secret’ is being revealed to the world.

“As you learn the secret, you will come to know how you can have, be, or do anything you want. You will come to know who you really are. You will come to know the true magnificence that awaits you in life.” – from the Introduction


Put very simply ‘The Secret’ discusses the Law of Attraction and how to use this in your life. The Secret introduces the concept that thoughts may influence not only actions but the experiences that you bring into your lives as well.

The book is set out in chapters but throughout there is input from a range of wise men and women about this topic of ‘Law of Attraction’.

The book shares insights and specific strategies, a history of the Law of Attraction and provides examples of how it has worked in the lives of various people making an interesting read.

The book  explains the steps to utilise this law of attraction which can be broken down to 3 steps:

  1. Know what you want and ask the universe for it.
  2. Feel and behave as if the object of your desire is on its way.
  3. Be open to receiving it.

This book is empowering and encourages people to visualise their goals clearly in order to attract them

I would have to say I found a negative of the book is it also states that we create our own difficult circumstances in life and for myself, this didn’t sit comfortably. This doesn’t really explain being born into poverty or other examples I could use and doesn’t quite seem to fit in with reality. However, saying that I really do like 'The Secret' for the other sections and found it very helpful and inspiring. A lot of the techniques I have applied already but there is always room for improvement.

If you don’t fancy listening or reading the book then there is a film called ‘The Secret’ you can watch here on YouTube


This book is very popular and I think definitely worth a read, it gives great tips to use the Law of Attraction in daily life if you can see past some aspects. You can practice the technique with small things and this does not have to be regarding money. I know I have used this law of attraction in regards to gratitude for my stomas (I wrote a post about this here) since then amazing things have come my way and I think it is because of how I have reframed my thinking.

I would love to hear from you if you have read this book and your thoughts about it?





Written by : Rachel Jury

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