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Does it happen to you that things you were thinking of became a part of your daily lives?

Hello everyone. My name is Koral, and I'm really sorry if my English is not accurate (I'm working on it :).
a few years ago I watched an amazing movie that totally changen my life wich called "the secret".
In short, the film deals with the many capabilities inherent in thought and imagination and their power to create a new reality. That is, the fact that things that we imagine, think and believe become to be our reality. I was wondering if anyone heard about this movie, apply the secret and it really worked. Would love to hear stories and experiences. :)

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    Jan 22 2013: Hi, Koral. I think visualizing things can help you work toward them. Visualizing can be motivation or in some cases a form of practice or planning. It is a typical part of people's work if they are visual thinkers.

    For example, I have a canvas on my easel with the background for a painting done. For the last several days while I was in the mountains, I was visualizing what I want to do with it, forming pictures in my mind, changing my mind, and so forth.

    This visualizing won't result in the painting appearing all done on my easel in the morning like the tale of The Elves and the Shoemaker. But it will shorten my work at the easel and make it easier.

    When I am going to lecture to a room of people, I don't actually do a practice run, though that can be a good habit for a novice at that work. I will, though, think things through before I go on.

    On the negative side, I think those who are preoccupied with visualizing or otherwise contemplating failure in an undertaking will be less likely to take the risks and make the sacrifices that success would entail than someone who is more inclined to optimism.

    I haven't seen the Secret, but I don't think mental preparation of this kind is much of a secret.

    Now, if I visualized hard a live polar bear or live hippo in my yard, none would appear. That isn't how visualization or thinking about something works.
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    Jan 21 2013: 'you must work very hard, but without belive and positive thoughts you wont acheive nothing.'

    Positive thoughts have limitations and do not effect third-party reality.
    If you send an application for a job, happy thoughts about it do not change the statistical likeliness that you will get the job.

    Its important that positive thoughts are limited to self motivation, otherwise it just results in self delusion, not objective achievement.
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    Gail .

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    Jan 21 2013: In general, yes, I live my life by the principles (plus those left out). I couldn't begin to tell you the extent of how successful I have been. I only have 2,000 characters available per post and that's too limiting. Let me just say that when you recognize your own power, your world will change forever. You will never go back to being a "muggle" again.

    This being said, I found "The Secret" to be incomplete. It leaves out some very important details. for this reason, it's misleading.
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    Jan 21 2013: Never heard of it. I often imagine myself becoming rich, but so far imagining it doesn't seem to have helped me to do it. Has imagining helped you do achieve something? What?
    • Jan 21 2013: Yes, imagining with belive heleped me acheive a lot. First of all it heleped me acheive 770 points at psychometric test as a step in order to learn medicine at the university.moreover it helped me to achieve the boyfriend i dreamed of and the lifes ן have ever wanted. Try it, i highly recommend you to see this movie :)
  • Feb 3 2013: When I am practising at my piano,I close my eyes to fully hear the notes, and so find them by hearing ,not looking.
    If I 'hear', in my mind, the note I want to play just fractions of a second before I need to, my fingers will be there faster, sometimes instantly it seems.
    Likewise, before I sing a note, especially a more difficult one, if I hear it in my mind first it will arrive in tune, as it needs to sound.
    And if I have a colour I need to mix...I imagine how that colour will make me feel first, and then I just find exactly the right mix of pigments, very quickly.
    For me, this is what I understand by visualisation . I would never exercise this precious process with more mundane 'wants'. I would prefer to think about a want : 'do I really need this?'
  • Feb 3 2013: In 1948, B.F. Skinner performed a number of experiments on pigeons and their learning ability.
    In one experiment, pigeons in a box were given food rewards at totally random intervals. Rather than just sit back and wait for food, the pigeons started to repeat whatever the activitiy they were doing just before getting the food reward. They became superstitious. Each bird was doing a different activity from rubbing their heads to scratching or spinning in circles.
    Even after the reward was discontinued the birds maintained their superstitions, one who repeated its act over 10,000 times before giving up.
    How would you validate that this effect actually occurs and that it is not a manifestation of a superstition as demonstrated in the Skinnner experiment in 1948.
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    Jan 21 2013: I dint hear about the movie that you have talked about and talking about the things that i have thought about and have they been associated with my life at some point of time, i would say No but yeah i want to experience it.
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    Jan 21 2013: Yes, the first I heard about 'The secret' was the original book after a famous talkshow host called Oprah talked about how more or less everything can be fixed with positive thinking..

    Suddenly Oprah wasn't so keen to applaud the great wisdom of the book that is 'think happy thoughts' when a viewer came on the show with stage 3 breast cancer and said she wasn't going to have treatment and instead just think happy thoughts like Oprah and the book proclaimed.
    The woman later died, ofcourse, unsurprisingly.
    Its sad, but I would also call it natural selection and a case study of what happens when people buy into such moronic crap..


    'I was wondering if anyone heard about this movie, apply the secret and it really worked.'
    Yes, some people have tried the REAL secret and it REALLY WORKS, better than anything..
    This is how it works..

    Step 1: Come up with a moronic idea that gullible people will buy into
    Step 2: Apply it to trivial aspects of their lives and claim it will help
    Step 3: Gullible people will attribute your nonsense to anything positive that happens or will convince themselves something positive happened, even when it didn't.
    Step 4: Get these people to buy your books, movies, t-shirts, cds etc etc
    Step 5: Be rich beyond your wildest dreams!

    Try it, it really works!
    • Jan 21 2013: ok, it's obvious that you are not particularly spiritual person, and honestly me neither.
      when I saw the movie I was very young and innocent and belived that thing called the secret. I tried it, imagined myself with the things i ever wanted and really belived it is mine in reality! guess what.. today all those things are mine. I dont say that you shouldn't work in order to acheive things, you must work very hard, but without belive and positive thoughts you wont acheive nothing.
      • Jan 23 2013: Positive thoughts do have a certain abiltiy over our health although it is not a force strong enough to combat stage 3 cancer. Some studies have shown that positive reinforcement can have a positive effect on health and healing.
        That being said, wishful thinking to get something is nonsence. Things occur in your life because you make correct decisioins at key points, take advantages of situations when they arise, have friends and relationships that are positive and giving rather than train wrecks.
        If you can't see that, you have a different problem
        • Feb 3 2013: When the reason you choose to do only this one 'intervention' (positive thinking to cure cancer) you have to be more aware of the reason you are making this decision.

          A keen sense of self and what fullfills you is really at the heart of 'the secret'. I do believe when you pursue your lifes passion/purpose your dreams are attainable and it can appear the universe conspires to help you achieve your goals.

          If this woman was truly in touch with her self and in tune with what I call her higher self, she may have realized her desire to believe in the secret resulted from fear of the other treatment options.

          Anything that is done from fear of something else will never breed the desired result.