How “The Secret” Actually Works

Most people I am sure have seen the movie, The Secret. My guess is that you have too. If you haven’t, I would suggest you go out and get a copy of it right now and watch it.

The purpose of this issue is to go WAY BEYOND THE PRINCIPALS TAUGHT IN THE SECRET. And to explain why there’s much more to the ‘Secret’ than meets the eye. I am going to share with you the truth about the human condition and why most people’s lives simply don’t work the way they want them to no mater what personal development classes they take, what coaches they hire, what therapists they see or what books they read.

In truth, it’s not The Secret, therapy, books, etc., that doesn’t work, it’s that the people watching it, reading it, etc. are unable to take full advantage of its deep and profound wisdom due to their unconscious beliefs. We talk about unconscious beliefs every week. Here is a deeper look into it.

Plain and simple. People don’t want to accept responsibility for how great they are. They don’t want to accept responsibility for how beautiful, magnificent, priceless, powerful and incredible they are. They don’t love themselves unconditionally. That is tragic. But, it’s completely, permanently reversible.

The root of all pain and suffering and anxiety and fears and frustations comes from the fact that people believe that they are not only not those great things listed in the previous paragraph, but . they firmly believe that their opposites are the truth about who they are.

They fully believe they aren’t good enough or that they are worthless or unredeemable or unnecessary or wrong, or some other deeply negative belief. And all of it is deeply rooted in their unconscious, hidden from them, leaving them powerless to change it because they don’t even know it’s there.

It goes even deeper. They believe those negatives down to the very depths of their core. And it is such a horrible belief that they can’t even admit that they have it. Why? Because if they truly admitted that those horrible beliefs they have about themselves were true, then their life would not be worth living. We have talked about that in many of our past issues when we discussed the fear of failure and the fear of success.

This is the sole reason why most personal development does not work. It is why you watch The Secret and nothing changes in your life. Simply put, you can’t wish for things to be better, say tons of affirmations or pray for things to change and expect them to because they never will.

The reason is simple. If you unconsciously believe that you’re not good enough, you won’t believe that you deserve what you’re asking for. And you will send out more powerful signals to the Universe, to God, to whatever greater power you believe in. It is those wishes that will be fulfilled. That is why when you focus on the obstacles, the obstacles are what you get. It is why what you resist, persists. It is why nothing ever changes. Things may look a little different. Things may be a little better, but not on the level that they could be.

I’ll illustrate it this way. I have talked to many people who have children and they tell me how much they would do for their kids. They would raise any amount of money if it was necessary to save them. They would move the ends of the Earth. No matter what it was, they would do it. I ask them why. I get a strange look and they say, “Because I love them.” To which I reply with a question, “Do you love yourself that much?” Then I get a very sad look and they often sheepishly say, “NO.”

The bottom line is that when you love yourself as much as you love others (family, friends, etc.) that’s when everything will begin to happen in your life the way you’ve always wanted it to. That’s when all the internal struggles end. That’s when the pain goes away, the guilt goes away, the suffering… you get the idea. That’s when and only when THE SECRET will work or any other personal development for that matter.

Marianne Williamson’s prophetic statement says it all. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightenes us.”


Why would you be afraid of your light?

Why would you be afraid of your power?

Why would you be afraid of your greatness?

What do you think is going to happen to you?

So, that’s it for this issue my friend. May you be blessed beyond belief this week and may all of your dreams and your success come true. And may everything you wish for be the least that you get.

Until next issue…

To your success,

Darshan G. Shanti – The 24 Hour Champion