Wednesday, March 07, 2007


A friend of mine is currently reading The Secret and she recommended that I pick it up. If you haven't heard of it, the book is based around the Law of Attraction. In short, what thoughts and desires you project into the Universe will be reversed to you. I haven't started reading it yet, so I can't give you more than that. I did google it though just to get a better idea, and instead, I stumbled across Personal Development for Smart People. The website's articles and blog is written by one man Steve Pavlina and details his journey of personal growth. There are some fascinating articles on life and gaining the most of it. One of the big projects going on is the Million Dollar Experiment, where you repeat a mantra every day and then follow the path show to help you achieve it. (I know that sounds kinda flighty, but it's an experiment.) Apparently some people are actually benefiting from it.

In an easy and relaxed manner, for the highest good of all, I intend for one million dollars to come into my life and into the lives of everyone who holds this intention.

He also suggests writing your goals down, but see this is where I run into trouble. My goals are so broad, that I'm not sure how to narrow them down. Like the whole finding a niche for your website thing, I ran into a while back when I was trying to build a website. My interests span all over the board. I've never found one that I exanded on. Plus, when do you get the time to do all this expanding?

My job for all intents and purposes is great. I make a good salary, I really like the people, my boss is amazing, but I am BORED. Even when we are busy, I don't like this work. Blah! But the thing is, I don't even know what I want to do. I feel like there's more and I'm just missing it.


Julie Q. said...

There's a lot here to think about. My objection to the Secret is that it seems so materialistic and self-serving. Maybe after you've had a chance to read it you could put a more generous spin on it.

I think it's a good thing to be broad minded and "all over the place." Otherwise life gets pretty boring.

TSM said...

I agree with Julie, although I haven't actually read the book. Yeah, I SO qualified to critique it based on popular opinion.

As for your dilemma, I'm a firm believer in actively seeking the correct path (in my opinion through prayer and a good faith-life-relationship). If you aren't satisfied, there's a reason. Figure out what the reason is and pursue it!

Looking forward to reading more...