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Monday, February 19, 2007

The Secret

Oprah is talking about it - so everyone is talking about it! It's THE SECRET - the newest motivational-spiritual program that is changing lives all over the place. Hey - I am all for anything that can improve your life, so I decided to check it out. Here's the gist - the secret is based on the Law of Attraction - the energy that you put out into the Universe responds with like energy. So, negative energy results in negative return, positive energy has a positive return. Of course, I was defying the whole principle because while watching the video, I was feeling guilty for not working on my manuscript. After watching the video, I thought, WOW there really is something to this. Only when we can truly appreciate the goodness in our own lives can we begin to reach our personal goals and ultimately reach out to others.

That got me wondering about my weakness - procrastination. My newly found positive outlook shifted my thoughts. If I can let go of my doubts and just WRITE the manuscript I am meant to write - maybe, just maybe, it will reach someone who needs to read it as much as I needed to write it. So with renewed gratitude - off I go to work!

It might be a SECRET - but pass it on!

Happy Writing!



Anonymous greg T. said...

Hey Barbara,

Now I'm going to have to see The Secret. Three people mentioned it to me in three days. You were the third, which is better than being Number Two. Greg

February 19, 2007 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bietz said...

Hi Greg,

Thanks for stopping by! Maybe we can do our own "Secret Writer's Group!"


February 19, 2007 at 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Tina Coury said...


I haven't seen the show, but I live by the philosophy of Positive Forward. Be up, have fun, eat birthday cake.


February 19, 2007 at 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,
Thank you for informing us bloggers about "The Secret"! After watching it on Oprah, I now realize what is important in life,and it has greatly impacted me in more ways than one.I too,am passing this secret on to my kin and buddies! But I guess it ain't a secret no longer,eh? Take care,Barbara!
-Fanny Parker from Arkansas
Author of "Yet to be Titled/Published/Written Children's Book"

February 19, 2007 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Terry Pierce said...

Hi Barbara,

I missed the Oprah show, but totally agree with the concept of putting out positive energy and positive energy will come back to you. As for "the secret" I thought we were all going to get to divulge some hidden parts of our my little secret that I kiss my cats on the lips, or some other no-so-well-known bit of personal information :-)

February 22, 2007 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Robin L said...


I saw this movie and was very struck by it. My feeling is that it can't hurt, and the upside potential is huge. I've been playing with this concept and that of abundance and have had some interesting positive results so far.

So have you, actually, because in keeping with the Law of Attraction, you just won the contest on the Theodosia blog for the arc!

See? It's working already. ;-)

February 26, 2007 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bietz said...


Oh - maybe we should do something about thoe other kinds of secrets!

February 27, 2007 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bietz said...


Thanks so much! I love winning wonderful prizes! Yippee!

February 27, 2007 at 9:05 AM  

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