What is 'The Secret'?

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After years of trying to understand my past and more importantly my past pain,  it suddenly came to an end. There came a point where my past no longer mattered. Beyond my own acceptance of my past and of who I am, it was when someone who I loved and respected accepted me for who I am that my past became merely that, the past. 

“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” From the movie ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (1989)

At that point in my life it was time for my future to begin. I have always known what kind of life I wanted and it had been developing slowly. There came a moment when I was ready to have the life I always wanted. How to get it? Well, that is when I met Andy Kostow CEO and President of DreamLife Thinking. He told me that people come into our lives for a reason. Nothing in our life is an accident.

I’m a positive and optimistic person. I’m confident. I knew that my dreams and what I wanted to achieve was going to take more optimism and confidence then I knew I had. When I decided to signup with Andy it was because he not only would give me an awareness of the power I had within me but the discipline to allow this power of thought to become second nature. 

Listening to Andy Kostow I realized we did meet for a reason. If nothing else I realized that the idea of the power of the mind to create your reality does relate to what I believe Sophistication is in the 21st Century. When I wrote the blog A Sophisticate has a Secret it was a way for me to reinforce what Andy taught me during our first meeting.

Being that Sophisticate in the Suburbs is a blog around female empowerment and that I began our conversations with ‘If I had a magic wand…’ I chose Glinda of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939) What was more fitting was that I remembered that at the end of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939) Glinda told Dorothy always had the power to go home. How did she harness that power? By repeating over and over again, so that her mind body, and heart believed it “There’s no place like home”.

When I first watched the movie as a child, at the end I wondered if I wasted my time. The movie could have begun and ended as soon as she arrived in Oz. What was the point of the movie or her journey? My answer came when Glinda told Dorothy that what was most important was that she had to realize that she had the power within herself, by herself. 

Is that what ‘The Secret’ is all about? Training your mind so that your heart believes that you can have what you want. From now until the end of my journey with Andy Kostow, I will be blogging about my journey.  Will I be able to train my mind and heart to obtain what I want? Right now, I believe that in six months to a year I will have what I want. In six months to a year I will have accomplish what I want and have the life I always wanted.

After my first initial meeting with Andy I have become aware that what Rhonda Byrne was trying to convey. What is ‘The Secret’? The secret is me, the secret is you. ;D