Friday, February 8, 2008

You Be The Judge

Yes, I sometimes watch Oprah. I tivo it everyday, but most days I don't have time to watch so it gets deleted. There are some topics I'll always save: health, Dr.Oz, and weight loss success stories. I've also watched her episodes on The Secret.

I never read the book, but the movie version of The Secret left me bothered. It seemed to simplify things to a point that I found troubling. I know. It should be a starting point for challenging one's thinking, and more people are apt to sit and watch a movie than they are to read the book, but sometimes a little bit of information can be dangerous. Whether or not you believe in the Law of Attraction, you have to know that it involves an entire shifting of the mind.

This week, Oprah had a follow-up on The Secret, during which she and her panel tried to address some of what couldn't be communicated in the movie. Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life, was the main speaker. I haven't read her book, or seen her new movie based on the same, but a philosophy with forgiveness as an essential part of its foundation is worth checking out.

You Can Heal Your Life movie trailer


Banana Island said...

I was bothered by The Secret as well. Something seemed off to me; it seemed very materialistic with little spiritual substance. Glad to see a deeper dimension is being explored.

Happy Day!

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Anonymous said...

The Secret is troubling because it seems to take the biblical principle out and replace it with a worldly one. The Bible states that death and life are in the tongue, so you can speak things as though they were if you understand me. But the other book I heard a person speak about it several months ago and heard it was good o forgivness.