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The Secret #2

The Power

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The Secret revealed the law of attraction. Now Rhonda Byrne reveals the greatest power in the universe—The Power to have anything you want.

In this book you will come to understand that all it takes is just one thing to change your relationships, money, health, happiness, career, and your entire life. Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes from The Power. Perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love, a life filled with happiness, and the money you need to be, do, and have everything you want, all come from The Power. The life of your dreams has always been closer to you than you realized, because The Power—to have everything good in your life—is inside you. To create anything, to change anything, all it takes is just one thing…THE POWER.

272 pages, Hardcover

First published August 17, 2010

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Rhonda Byrne

25 books4,962 followers
Rhonda Byrne is an Australian television writer and producer, best known for her New Thought works, The Secret—a book and a film by the same name. By the Spring of 2007 the book had sold almost 4 million copies, and the DVD had sold more than 2 million copies. She has also been a producer for Sensing Murder. According to an article published by Australia's Herald Sun, Byrne has also worked on the Australian TV series World's Greatest Commercials and Marry Me. In 2007, Byrne was listed among Time Magazine's list of 100 people who shape the world.

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233 reviews
October 16, 2010
I really liked this book. Here are some of my favorite quotes-

47- It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

49- Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
-Gautama Buddha

94- Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
-Lao Tzu

140- Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
-Albert Einstein

141- Everything is possible for the person who believes.
-Jesus, Mark 9:23

160- It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
-Mother Teresa

162- Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
-Albert Schweitzer

177- Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high the offense cannot reach it.
-Rene Descartes

178- Your own soul is nourished when you are king; it is destroyed when you are cruel.
-King Solomon, Proverbs 11:17
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896 reviews272 followers
August 15, 2011
Byrne proves there are suckers born every minute – and they buy lots of her books. She is the Jimmy Swaggart of literature. She refuses to give interviews. I would too, if I were her. She has nothing to say. Interviewing her would be like watching Barbie think.
The world is lost in a sea of love and light. The Desperati spend billions every year on The Secret and its clones. Visualisation is lovely, but these authors confuse positive thinking with positive action. You can think as much as you like. Nothing will happen unless you do something along with the thinking.
Books like these repeat that we get what we deserve. It follows therefore, that you deserve to be poor, or unemployed or sick. The universe has spoken. I’m tired of these SHAM (Self Help Alternative Medicine) gurus. They harm more than they help. Dying people need support and love, not ridiculous expectations of miracle cures. Poor people need jobs not gibberish about the law of attraction. If this nonsense worked, there would be no sick people and we would all be rolling in money. At least the millions of those who have bought her book would be.
Byrne repeats herself, and writes badly. I particularly enjoyed her babbling on about how people “once lived for hundreds and hundreds of years.” Her references are “ancient texts”. Apparently we no longer do this because, “People changed what they believed.”
I recommend a healthy dose of common sense and the application of the power of reason for Byrne and her readers.

Amanda Patterson
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102 reviews206 followers
August 15, 2017
Love is the power!
Everyone who needs positivity or motivational quotes will find them in this book/guide. I found some significant truths about life that I have never really thought about. Some of them are mind blowing and I really appreciate when the author is able to amaze me and make me think about the aspects of the life I have never considered before.
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9,564 reviews33 followers
June 14, 2021
The Power (The Secret, #2), Rhonda Byrne

The Power is a 2010 self-help and spirituality book written by Rhonda Byrne, it is a sequel to the 2006 book The Secret.

The Power of the title is the power of love, the mainspring of the universe.

A large portion of The Power describes how Rhonda Byrne greets each blessed moment with overwhelming love and gratitude toward all creation.

The book is based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased happiness, health, and wealth.

Rhonda Byrne describes this as a fundamental universal law akin to gravity.

تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اول اکتبر سال 2012میلادی

عنوان: قدرت؛ کتاب دوم از سری راز؛ نویسنده: روندا (راندا) برن (روندا بایرن)؛ مترجم ایرنا محی‌الدین بناب، تهران، آموت، 1390؛ در 208ص؛ شابک 9786005941517؛ موضوع روانشناسی خودباوری از نویسندگان استرالیا - سده 21م

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184 reviews75 followers
April 26, 2021
Power lies within us.

Depends how we see it, use it and manifest it. No book can ever teach us that. Though the writer have tried to explain it in layman terms but not enough supportive narrative is given for a holistic perspective.

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3 reviews102 followers
May 26, 2011
I was really in need to read some motivational books , and this book was a good choice ^^

here some quotes :

1. "Life is supposed to be fun! When you're having fun, you feel great and you receive great things! Having fun brings the life you want, and taking things too seriously brings a life you have to take seriously."

2. "Let go of the things you don't love about your childhood, and keep the things you love. Let go of the things you don't love about your adolescent and adult years, and keep the good things. Just keep the things you love about your whole life."

3. "When you're feeling joyful, you are giving joy, and you'll receive back joyful experiences, joyful situations, and joyful people, wherever you go. From the smallest experience of your favorite song playing on the radio to bigger experiences of receiving a pay raise -- all of the circumstances you experiences are the law of attraction responding to your feeling of joy."

4, "Life isn't happening to you; life is responding to you."

5. "Many people don't know about the power of good feelings, and so their feelings are reactions or responses to what happens to them. They have put their feelings on automatic pilot, instead of deliberately taking charge of them."

6. "Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel."

7. "The difference between someone who is struggling and someone who has a fabulous life comes down to one thing -- love. Those who have a great life imagine what they love and want, and they feel the love of what's they're imagining more than other people."

8. "Whatever you can imagine is waiting for you, fully created in the invisible, and the way to make it visible is to harness the force of love by imagining and feeling what you love."

9. "Whatever is in your magnetic field is attracting to itself, and so the more love in your field, the more power you have to attract the things you love."

10. "The more love you give in your day-to-day life, the greater the magnetic power of love you have in the field around you, and everything you want will fall at your feet."

11."So how do you fall in love with life? The same way you fal in love with another person -- you adore everything about them! You fall in love with another person by seeing only love, hearing only love, speaking only love, and by feeling love with all your heart! And that is exactly how you use the ultimate power of love in love with life."

12. "You are the driver of your mind, so take charge and keep it busy with your instructions by telling it where you want it to go. Your mind only takes off on its own if you are not talling it what to do."

13. "When anything good happens to you in your day, give thanks. It doesn't matter how small it is, say thank you. When you get the perfect parking space, hear your favorite song on the radio, approach a light that turns green, or find an empty seat on the bus or train, say thank you. These are all good things that you are receiving from life."

14. "Your imagination is more real that then the world you see, because the world you see comes from what you imagine and believe! What you believe and feel to be true is what will be your life."

15. "Whatever story you tell, whether good or bad, will be the story of your life. So start telling the story of your amazing life, and the law of attraction must make sure you receive it."

16. "If you're not feeling good and you want to change the way you feel, or if you want to lift good feelings higher, then take a minute or two and god through a mental list of everything you love and adore. You can do it while getting dressed in the morning, walking, driving or traveling anywhere."

17. "What does it mean to be healthy? You may think that being healthy means that you are not sick, but being healthy is far more than that. If you feel okay, or average, or nothing much at all, you are not healthy."

18. "Being healthy is feeling the same way as little children feel. Little children are bursting with energy every day. Their bodies feel light and flexible; moving is effortless. They're light on their feet. Their minds are clear; they're happy, and free of worry and stress. They sleep deeply and peacefully every night, and they wake up feeling completely refreshed, as if with a brand-new body. They feel passionate and excited about every new day. Look at little children and you will see what being healthy really means. It is the way you used to feel, and it is the way you should still feel."

19. "Whatever you believe about your body, your cells believe too. They don't question anything you think, feel, or believe. In fact, they hear every thought, feeling, and belief you have."

20. "If you think or say, 'I always get jetlag when I travel,' your cells receive 'jetlag' as a command, and they must carry out your instructions. Think and feel that you have a weight problem, and your cells receive the order of a weight problem. They must follow your instructions and keep your body in an overweight condition."

21. "You are the ruler of a kingdom, and whatever you think and feel becomes the law of your kingdom -- the law within your body."

22. "Gratitude is the great multiplier, so say thank you for your health every single day."

23. "Before you eat food or drink water, look at what you're about to eat or drink and feel love and gratitude. Make sure your conversations are positive when you are sitting down to a meal."

24. "Remember it only takes giving love and good feelings a minimum of 51 percent of the tiem to reach the tipping point and change everything."

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311 reviews50 followers
May 6, 2013
Okay, so I read this quite a while ago.
I have no idea how his whole Law of Attraction thing is still holding its own. Apparently, it's been so successful that the author decided to write a sequel? Wow .. just wow.

Let me try to count the things that are wrong with this:

One: The fact that the advice in this book is marketed as some big secret when in fact it's not. Not really.If you haven't read this gem let me save you the hassle. The secret is this: "If you think about something you long and hard, it'll instantly manifest itself to you".

This felt especially like a con to me because when I first heard of this book on Oprah(That's two book recommendations from her that sucked, looking at you James Fry..)
well, I spent the whole time trying to figure out what the big secret was.. and that's all the author has to say for herself? just wish for stuff real hard?!

Two: The premise to the book will have you believe that the "universe" will "manifest" your wishes for you just by your wanting them hard enough.(and no,it doesn't sound less Hocus Pocusey when you read it yourself) But then there's advice that tells you to start taking action towards achieving your wishes.

do you mean, work for what I want?!! Another mind blowing bit of advice!

captain obvious

Could this be just another self-help-get-your-ass-off-the-couch type book in disguise? Hmmm..??!!

Three: The way there are two distinct volumes practically advertising the same thing. We get it, lady. You've suckered a whole lot of people and you're a millionaire now. do you really need to keep living the lie?

Four: The ridiculous way these books claim that people who aren't rich or don't have a brand new car are only that way because they're sabotaging themselves with negative thinking. How dare she, really??

This is the sort of capitalist propaganda that's designed to keep the working class from realizing they've been screwed over by the government and the small circle of rich people who benefit from the poor remaining poor.

also, is cancer a product of negative thinking? how about if I'm killed in a drone strike in a third world country? did I bring that upon myself with my negativity as well?

Finally: Any successful person who tells you they got where they are by being positive and wishing really hard is yanking your chain. End of story.

As a matter of fact, they might be deliberately giving you false information to keep you from getting where you want.(that way they have less competition).
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2,065 reviews1,475 followers
August 28, 2017
I am eternally grateful for this book series and all it has taught me! This is the second instalment in Byrne's 'The Secret's series, that aims to impart the reader with the wisdom and knowledge of the law of attraction. The basis of like returning like (positive thoughts returning positive actions and negative thoughts returning negative actions) was the focus of the first book and this second one is very much the same. This didn't dampen the joy of reading it, however, as I found the style of narrative and the examples used to validate its hypothesis to be as powerful and as entertaining as the former.
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901 reviews235 followers
July 29, 2023
This book covers intermediate to advanced "skills" for manifesting The Law of Attraction. It's very good if you're a believer.

Voice of Rhonda Byrne and presented by Recorded Books.

This was an audio book review because I've come to realize I have too many books to read and will never get to them all otherwise.

OVERALL GRADE: B plus to A minus.
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74 reviews12 followers
October 6, 2010
There's nothing really new per se in The Power that wasn't already explained in The Secret. But sometimes it helps to have things reiterated a time or ten or to have them explained in a different way. There are also a lot of good techniques provided to make things start to work in your favor. I can understand why some might be disappointed, frustrated with the repetition or expecting something all new, but the truth is that people rarely get it the first time they are exposed to something. And often, they don't get it after being exposed to the same thing numerous ways. Sometimes you need information presented in a new way, using different words, and I felt like that was the point here... to go a bit more in depth on some things, to reword others, to present the material in a new way in order to help fill in the gaps for those who got it and to help those who didn't arrive at their aha moment.
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55 reviews6 followers
June 9, 2012
I listened to the audio book, which despite it's potential for cheesiness, I did enjoy. I'm not sure if I would have gotten the same thing out of just reading the book. Hearing Byrne's passion probably helped.

I know some people think "it's nothing new." Of course it's nothing new; there's nothing new under the sun. Yes, it's saying the same thing as The Secret; there's only one thing to say!

I liked the anecdotes; part of me wants to question them and say they're made up, but I know from my own life that things like that happen all the time, so I do believe them.

I think this book did a good job of emphasizing the importance of feeling good feelings. I definitely didn't recognize that before; maybe I would try to think positive thoughts about something I wanted and try not to feel fear, but this book emphasizes the importance of feeling positively all of the time. So now I'm more conscious about any time I have negative feelings, and I try to turn them around.

Definitely worth a listen. Who couldn't stand to think and feel more positively?
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Author 1 book249 followers
May 16, 2019
این کتاب رو بیشتر از کتاب راز دوست دارم. نویسنده توی این کتابش هم درباره ی راز صحبت می کنه اما بر خلاف راز، در این کتاب از چهارتا آدم درست و حسابی نقل قول آورده شده و موقع خوندنش یاد تبلیغات ماهواره ای گن لاغری و کپسول ترک اعتیاد نیفتادم.
منظورش از قدرت هم، نه قدرتِ شخصی، که قدرت گیتیه. انگار خواسته مسایل فیزیک کوانتوم رو به زبون خیلی ساده توضیح بده.
چیزهایی که در این کتاب آمده به صورت خیلی بهتر در مثنوی و انجیل و دائو هم آمده.
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1,142 reviews148 followers
December 1, 2022
This book is Amazing - wonderful illustrations & presented in a great format. The audiobook is read by the author, has super sound effects featuring the music of Innovators by Kurt Bestor & Sam Cardon. I enjoy listening to this anytime I need an attitude adjustment.

As tattoos, I have the sun symbol from the book cover to represent the power of love & 3 monkeys which hear, see and speak no evil - inspired by reading The Power.

I first read The Power in 2011. I like to re-read at least once a year. This book has influenced my life. Read a record three times in 2020.
:-) Enjoy!

Note: After experiencing Jerry & Esther Hicks' Teachings of Abraham (I finally started reading the Law of Attraction books in 2020), it's clear where Rhonda Byrne got some of her information and terminology. I would recommend The Astonishing Power of Emotions for additional reading.

Favorite Quotes:
There is a supreme power and ruling force which pervades and rules the boundless universe. You are a part of this power.
-Prentice Mulford

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
-The New Testament

Love is an element which though physically unseen is as real as air or water. It is an acting, living, moving force. . . it moves in waves and currents like those of the ocean.
-Prentice Mulford

Feeling is the secret.
-Neville Goddard

Be careful of your moods and feelings, for there is an unbroken connection between your feelings and your visible world.
-Neville Goddard

You have a choice whether to love and harness the positive force - or not. And whether you realize it or not, every day of your life - every moment of your life - you have been making this choice. Without exception , every single time you experienced something good in your life, you loved and harnessed love's positive force.
-Rhonda Byrne

A change of feeling is a change of destiny.
-Neville Goddard

Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself.
-Neville Goddard

It is thus that you may lead a charmed life and be forever protected from all harm; it is thus you may become a positive force whereby conditions of opulence and harmony may be attracted to you.
-Charles Haanel

Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.
-Shakti Gawain

This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.
-Henry David Thoreau

History has proven that those who dare to imagine the impossible are the ones who break all human limitations. In every field of human endeavor, whether science, medicine, sports, the arts, or technology, the names of the people who imagined the impossible are engraved in our history. By breaking the limits of their imagination, they changed the world.
-Rhonda Byrne

Whenever your feeling is in conflict with your wish, feeling will be the victor.
-Neville Goddard

Life is supposed to be fun! When you're having fun, you feel great and you receive great things! When you take life too seriously, you receive serious things. Having fun brings the life you want, and taking things too seriously brings a life you have to take seriously.
-Rhonda Byrne

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment
-Lao Tzu

See no evil - hear no evil - speak no evil.
-Maxim on the Toshogu Shrine in Japan

In our universe we are tuned into the frequency that corresponds to physical reality. But there are an infinite number of parallel realities coexisting with us in the same room, although we cannot tune into them.
-Steven Weinberg

There are many sounds you can't hear because their frequencies are beyond what you can hear, but they are real. You can't see ultraviolet or infrared light, because their frequencies are beyond what your eye can see, but they are real.
-Rhonda Byrne

The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
-Albert Einstein

Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
-W. Clement Stone

You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power.
-Wallace Wattles

If the only prayer you say in your entire life is - "thank you" - that is enough.
-Meister Eckhart

Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.
-Peace Pilgrim

True genius without heart is a thing of naught - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together make genius. Love! Love! Love! That is the soul of genius.
-Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
-Albert Schweitzer

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
-Scott Adams

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
-King Solomon

Where there is the greatest love, there are always miracles.
-Willa Cather

Possibilities and miracles mean the same thing.
-Prentice Mulford

As love grows in you, beauty grows too. For love is the beauty of the soul.
-Saint Augustine of Hippo

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
-Albert Einstein

The life that goes out in love to all life is the life that is full, and rich, and continually expanding in beauty and in power.
-Ralph Waldo Trine

Love is the most powerful and still the most unknown energy in the world.
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
-Isaac Newton

One word frees us from all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don't rent them out to tomorrow.
-Jerry Spinelli

In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it.
-Martin Rees

Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.
-Lao Tzu

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.
-George Bernard Shaw

The secret of the master mind is found wholly in the use of imagination.
-Christian D. Larson

Creation is only the projection into form of that which already exists.
-S'rimad Bhagavatam

Whenever you permit yourself to think what persons, things, conditions, or circumstances may suggest, you are not following what you want to think. You are not following your own desires but borrowed desires Use your imagination in determining what you want to think or do.
-Christian D. Larson

Know that when you have completed your part in the Creation Process, creation is done! You are no longer in the old world where you didn't have what you wanted. You have moved into a new world that contains the very thing you want even if you can't see it yet. Know that you will receive it!
-Rhonda Byrne

There is a world within - a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and beauty, and although invisible, its forces are mighty.
-Charles Haanel

Quantum physics tells us there are infinite planet Earths and infinite universes that exist, and we move from one reality of Planet Earth and a universe to another, every fraction of a second. This is the real world emerging through science.
-Rhonda Byrne

A few adventurous steps into the invisible will change the way you look at the world, and it will set you free to receive an unlimited life.
-Rhonda Byrne

A story of limitation has been passed on from one generation to the next through the history of humanity, but the time has come to tell the real story.
-Rhonda Byrne

Let go of the things you don't love about your childhood, and keep the things you love. Let go of the things you don't love about your adolescent and adult years, and keep the good things. Just keep the things you love about your whole life. All the negative things of the past are done, finished; you are not the same person as you were then, so why keep putting them in your story if they make you feel bad? You don't have to dig negative things out of you from the past. Just don't put them in your story anymore.
-Rhonda Byrne

When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world - no matter how imperfect - becomes rich and beautiful - it consists solely of opportunities for love."
-Soren Aabye Koierkegaard

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
-Blaise Pascal

Gratitude for the abundance you have received is the best insurance that the abundance will continue.

It doesn't matter what financial state you are in now. It doesn't matter what financial state your business, your country, or the world is in. There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. There are people who lived during the Great Depression who thrived because they knew the law of love and attraction. They lived the law by imagining and feeling everything they wanted, and they defied the circumstances that surrounded them.
-Rhonda Byrne

Let our lives be good, and the times are good. We make our times; such as we are, such are the times.
-Saint Augustine of Hippo

Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
-Og Mandino

When all the people in the world love one another, then the strong will not overpower the weak, the many will not oppress the few, the wealthy will not mock the poor, the honored will not disdain the humble, and the cunning will not deceive the simple.

In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe.
-David Bohm

Love is Truth
When you were a little child, you were flexible and fluid because you had not formed or accepted as many negative beliefs about life. As you got older, you took on more feelings of limitation and negativity, which caused you to become more set in your ways and less flexible. This is not an amazing life; this is a limited life.
The more you love, the more the force of love will melt away negativity in your body and in your mind. And you can feel love melting away everything negative when you're happy, grateful, and joyful. You can feel it! You feel light, you feel invincible, and you feel on top of the world.
As you give more and more love, you will notice changes start to happen to your body. Food will taste better, colors will get brighter, sounds will become clearer, moles or little marks on your body will begin to fade and disappear. Your body will begin to feel more flexible; stiffness and little creaks will begin to vanish. When you give love and experience the miracles in your body, you will be left in no doubt that love is the source of health!

-Rhonda Byrne

The power for happiness, for good, for everything we need of life is within each one of us. The power is there - unlimited power.
-Robert Collier

So astounding are the facts in this connection that it would seem as though the Creator himself had electrically designed this planet.
-Nikola Tesla

We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
-Robert Browning

Tragically, a lack of knowledge and understanding of the power of love is clear in people's lives across the planet today - and in the entire history of humanity.
-Rhonda Byrne

The law of attraction or the law of love . . . they are one and the same.
-Charles Haanel

Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know. But that need not disturb me. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works whether we accept it or not.
-Mahatma Gandhi

People who have great lives think and talk about what they love more than what they don't love!
-Rhonda Byrne

You can change your frequency at any time by changing how you feel, and everything around you will change because you're on a new frequency.
-Rhonda Byrne

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
-Gautama Buddha

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

The mind acts like an enemy for those who don't control it.
-Bhagavad Gita

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
-Albert Einstein

When you're grateful for the things you have, no matter how small they may be, you will receive more of those things. If you're grateful for the money you have, however little, you will receive more money. If you're grateful for a relationship, even if it's not perfect, the relationship will get better. If you're grateful for the job that you have, even if it's not your dream job, you will receive better opportunities in your work. Because gratitude is the great multiplier of life!
-Rhonda Byrne

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
-Henry David Thoreau

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.
-John Henry Jowett

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
-Albert Einstein

All you can possibly need or desire is already yours. Call your desires into being by imagining and feeling your wish fulfilled.
-Neville Goddard

Poverty consists in feeling poor.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you're a child, you accept just about everything your parents, teachers, or society tell you. And so without realizing it, you grow up having negative feelings about money. The irony is that, at the same time that you're told that wanting money is wrong, you are told that you have to earn a living, even if it means doing work you don't love.
-Rhonda Byrne

You are rewarded not according to your work or your time but according to the measure of your love.
-Saint Catherine of Siena

Capture the feeling associated with your realized wish by assuming the feeling that would be yours were you already in possession of the thing you desire, and your wish will objectify itself.
-Neville Goddard
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87 reviews12 followers
March 16, 2016
This book was exactly what I was expecting. A nice follow-up to The Secret. It just builds upon what was learned in The Secret about the law of attraction. The Power's description states that you don't need to have read The Secret in order to benefit from The Power. I would agree with that, but I think it definitely helps. I honestly believe you get out of life what you put into it, and whatever you put out there comes right back to you. I found this to be a very uplifting, encouraging, and motivational read.
1 review2 followers
December 26, 2013
I honestly don't understand why the reviews are so bad for this? Okay so the things that were bad about the book was the repetitiveness. She kept repeating herself and saying the same things again and again. It is also a bit cheesy.
But I do understand how it is true and how it works. I tried the things and I did get what I wanted from it and my life HAS been better since. I KNOW that the things written in this book is not rubbish or Ludacris! I know it is true! I mean people who think this is rubbish must be thick or something! How much more obvious can it be I mean she only stated it about a million times! Everyone wants to be happy right? And there is no other way to be happy than to give out good feelings and be positive and if you only imagine the good outcomes and good things to happen to you they are far more likely to happen and I know this because I understand it and because I have done it and it has happened to me.
All my life I have been so negative and many people have said it to me. This book is what I really needed! My life has gotten a million times better completely due to this book! Things I thought there was no way out of. Literally what I would describe as miracles happened to me. People have said I seem happier and what I mean by happier is actually happy not as it all la la la and "brainwashed".
I don't think it is overexaggerated they way Rhonda describes it as a secret. Okay so yeah it isn't really a huge big treasure that no ones knows. People do know it. But they don't seem to be able realise it and I think this is why Rhonda as made out that it is a secret.Not nearly enough people are acting apon it and it really is an amazing power. Not nearly enough people know it. I think if everyone in the world thought this way, all bad from the world would eliminate itself. There would still be some bad but only minor things that would be easily resolved.
Some people might think that what I am saying it bullcrap but that is just negative thinking! The people that realise this well good for them and as for the people that are too thick to think about it and to realise it well then keep that to themselves I certainly don't think they should go complaining about it on this because they just can't understand it for themselves.
I understand what Rhonda is saying and I know it is true. And look at her? She has so much of what she wants and is a millionare! I too have many examples in my life of how it has worked and of how I am happier, healthier and richer. So if you read this review, and you think the book is rubbish and that it is untrue, I am telling you it is true and that it just hasn't clicked with you and that you should not go complaining about it when you actually havn't got a clue about the book!
2 reviews1 follower
December 14, 2010
This book was life changing and completely amazing. I would suggest it to everyone i know, and who they know, and to anyone who would listen honestly. With this book I have gotten so many things in life that ive wanted, trip to Europe, car, the job i wanted and the pay, and much more. So, i suggest this book to anyone who wants to get all that they want in life :) This book is amazing in every way.
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1,286 reviews194 followers
January 13, 2023
3.5 stars

Exactly ten years ago today, January 13, 2023, is the day I signed up for Goodreads. To celebrate my 10-year anniversary, I decided to read one of the books that has been sitting on my TBR since the first day that I joined on January 13, 2013. I’m embarrassed to say this, but I had four options, plus several others that I added to my TBR later that same year. I selected this book, because I wanted to read something inspiring.

There was a lot of repetition and fluff. Most of the content sounded like the author was overexplaining her points without adding a lot of real substance just to fill a book. It’s like when someone writes a book report for an English teacher, and they reword the same content just to reach a required word count, and they hope that the teacher doesn't notice that they're just repeating themselves. I’m still glad that I read this, because it put me in a better mood.

🎵 All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need 🎵
- The Beetles

That song ran through my head when I read what THE POWER was really about. Yes, the secret power is L-O-V-E and love is the ultimate power above gratitude. In essence, The Power teaches you how to control your emotions and how to use your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs to create the life that you want.

Basically, you want to think and feel love about whatever you want more often than you think and feel hate. You’re not trying to erase hate and sadness from your life. It’s not toxic positivity. You’re changing your focus and how you perceive the world from a negative lens to a positive lens. The majority of your thoughts and feelings should be love, gratitude, and appreciation. What you put out into the world, comes back to you. Think of a boomerang. Repetition and consistency are key.

You want to pay attention to what you say to yourself or about yourself, because “Whatever you believe and feel is true will be true for you, whether your beliefs help you or harm you. Whatever beliefs you give out, the law of attraction says you must receive back.” If you have a habit of saying things such as, “I struggle with weight loss,” change your inner dialogue. This belief will negate all of your efforts to lose weight, because you’re giving your mind and body instructions to struggle with weight loss. We all know this, but it’s so easy to fall back into our old habits and belief systems.

What I liked about this book was how it got me to think about what I think and how I feel, and how to use that to create the life that I want. It does motive me to some degree, and that’s a good thing. There were also some really good quotes in this book.

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”
- John Henry Jowett

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
- King Solomon

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19 reviews26 followers
October 29, 2014
I had the prenotion that the so called 'motivational/inspirational' books are basically a clichéd nonsense. After skimming through this one, I can fairly say it didn't disappoint me.
The thing about books aside from its annoying preachy tone and over simplifying things and of course the overall generalization is the fact that the author did not bother to mention why or how 'the power' works.
“Absolutely everything you experience in your life is a result of what you have given in your thoughts and feelings, whether you realize you have given them or not.”
“Life is simple. Your life is made up of only two kinds of things – positive things and negative things.”

Seriously is it really that simple?! do I have that ultimate power of attracting things merely by thinking about it. How much control do we have as human beings when we can barely control our own mind! can we ignore how outer circumstances constrain us and hinder our personal growth? what about fate?
according to this book logic, if I had cancer it's because somehow I attracted it!
Having read about the subconscious/unconscious mind and how our brain function I totally understand where they're coming from. so if you're interested in possessing a real power, start with your subconscious.
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83 reviews14 followers
April 18, 2012
I know how Rhonda Byrne and her 'Secret' have been criticized, but seriously people, all the woman is saying is to think positively and be happy and good will return to you. Most of us believe in karma which means if you do good the universe will reward you and if not it will harm you, so this isn't that difficult to believe.

I enjoyed the book, it's uplifting and i think its sending out a very positive message to love everything around you more. The quotes from many great people have supported her effortlessly.. so it must be something that they knew about. Quotes from the leaders of some of the world's largest religions also go hand in hand with what the author is saying - Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. It certainly will not do you any harm!

I would recommend giving this book a try :)
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185 reviews345 followers
May 26, 2016
موقعی که شروع به خوندنش کردم حال خوشی نداشتم و دنبال یک جرقه پر از انرژی مثبت بودم و خدارو شکر این کتاب باعث به جریان افتادن زندگی من شد و شادی و مثبت اندیشی رو به من هدیه داد , خاصیت کتاب های راندا برن همینه از صفر مطلق بودن حال و روزگارت بالا ترت میبرن
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1 review
December 24, 2013
This book should be a required book for High School Seniors! I recommend this book to everyone. It will only make you a better human being
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Author 1 book22 followers
March 23, 2011
Amazingly wonderful.
A book for Rhonda Byrne; author for the Secret. I haven't read the secret but I think the power conveys the same message that was in the secret, from a different angle.

I heard the audio book and it was amazing, with the author reading her book with passion and love, great production and sound effects, I assure you you are going to love this book.

I believe in the power, and after listening to this book I feel better thinking the way Rhonda was suggesting.

the last chapter, the power and death, was a little bit strange, as it relates to death and after. I also think the author intentionally (or not) didn't quote many Islamic verses from Quran or Hadith. however, she mentioned Mohammed (PBUH) twice.

Highly recommended, if you want the audio book please let me know.
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52 reviews19 followers
January 8, 2022
While there are some interesting and useful ideas in this book, most of it is highly problematic. According to the author, it seems to be our own fault if we fall ill, get wrinkles or, you know, simply don't live to eight hundred (yep). You just have to give love and you will live forever in perfect health and beauty, because what you give is what you get, or so she says. Unless you "give a question". The universe will then provide you with an answer. Not sure how that is supposed to work, but physics and logic had already died a long and painful death by that point. Speaking of painful, the writing style also made me wonder how anybody would get something like that past a decent editor. But maybe that's just the power of love at work here? Who knows!
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1,142 reviews148 followers
January 9, 2018
I listen to this whenever I need reminding to stay positive :-) The audiobook features excellent sound effects, including a song from Innovators by Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor. I remember listening to Innovators in the 90's - everything is connected.

This a powerful book which can lead to life-changing happiness. I like to read/listen to The Power at least once a year. The information presented herein have inspired me to get two different tattoos: one with the power sunburst symbol to represent love and the other of the monkeys that hear, see and speak no evil. Enjoy!
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327 reviews106 followers
August 22, 2011
Really loved this book, very much! I can say that if you haven't read "The Secret" before, you won't need to if you read this! It talks about the greatest power of our life, that if we know it and tap into it right, we will be just almighty!
I feel that this book is written with real love, with real joy and not just for mere money.. Loved how Byrne wrote and expressed her feelings and thoughts and situation with "The Power".. though she could just stop repeating the same talk over and over ^^" don't know if it is intended or not though, but I am okay with it nonetheless ^^

Thank you Rhonda! You helped me very much! ^^
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4 reviews2 followers
March 21, 2017
It’s based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness. I agree with parts of it and believe thinking positively is a start and can help to create life-changing results but on it’s own, it’s not enough.

One section mentions that if you want the perfect partner, you must imagine that the person is truly with you right now; instead of sleeping in the middle of your bed, sleep on one side because your partner is on the other side. I think that’s a bit over the top. Visualisation is important but it’s nothing without hard work and learning from your experiences.
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469 reviews22 followers
November 2, 2018
اگر آنچه را که می خواهید با تاخیر به دستتان می رسد. علتش زمانی است که برای رسیدن به آن فرکانس احساسی، به آن احتیاج دارید.

سپاسگزاری برای نعماتی که دریافت کرده اید بهترین ضامن ادامه ی دریافت نعمت است.

به خاطر آنچه دارید به شدت سپاسگزار باشید
Profile Image for Linda.
391 reviews38 followers
February 11, 2021
De wet van de aantrekkingskracht vond ik een fascinerend idee en daar wou ik wel meer over weten.
Maar als je gaat beweren dat allergieën een keuze zijn en geen feit, dan heb je volgens mij bubbeltjesplastic in je bovenkamer.
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191 reviews132 followers
March 19, 2011
This beautifully designed hardcover was given to me by a friend. I had read The Secret and wasn't quite sure the author would have to say.

Right now, I'm halfway through The Power and must say that it is a mixture of things I needed to be reminded of and then some things I didn't quite know. There's this focus on love in the book, but in practice it's more about what you like, so it's less effortful than the kind of loving that, for instance, Scott Peck spoke about.

Anyhow, it looks like the key to life here is knowing and feeling what you love. You can't get by on a belief and you can't get by on a feeling, but when you couple a belief with feeling, (and it's not crooked) you have The Power to attract your dream.

I've been testing this out a bit and I think there is something slightly more positive going on in my life as a result. Maybe I'll write a sequel review when I finish the book.
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383 reviews50 followers
February 10, 2020
Increíble cómo está mujer llega a conmoverme y a llevar de amor y de magia mi vida con cada una de sus líneas. Siempre le estaré muy agradecida porque su sabiduría ha cambiado mi vida. Este libro me hizo ver algunas cositas que no estaba practicando en la Magia y estoy segura que potencializará la manifestación de la magia en mi vida. Sus últimas líneas me hicieron llorar de amor:

Que el poder te traiga amor y alegría
durante toda tu existencia.
Ésa es mi intención para ti y para el mundo.

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