Are you sitting in your lounge chair with your eyes closed, pretending you are driving a red sports car at high speed through the city of your dreams. Are you making car noises and feeling the vibration of thrusting pistons in a V12 with every cell of your being?
Like most of us, I get to thinking sometimes. What I think about a lot is Rhonda Byrne and her “secret’! And then I get a teeny bit annoyed.
Once upon a time, people did not know what they did not know. And then Rhonda came along and all of the sudden, millions of people now know what they don’t know. Oops! Depression!
The Secret book and movie is such an abstract view of the ‘secret’ Law of Attraction. It could be nothing else. And people have been trying to find some certainty for themselves within this ‘secret’. The result of not finding certainty in the abstractedness of a Universal Law has caused angst for many. Sure, some people pretend they have a ‘handle’ on the Law of Attraction, but I’d bet they still are baffled and fall short.
Certainly, they don’t just take their own advice. There is a difference between sitting in your fake automobile with your eyes closed, smelling the imaginary leather whilst making animalistic ‘vroom vroom’ noises and actually being the person in the movie that is telling you to do these silly things that lead to frustration and depression.
You are broke, playing imaginary cars and the other guy is getting paid to tell you how to play.
That’s right. He’s got the cash and you are still fiddling with your gear stick!
I went to a course recently where they had us make up new Dream Boards. The objective was to teach us a twenty second a day technique that will bring the objects of desire directly to us. It’s the equivalent of teaching us to wank over our goals. Ooh Baby, your mine and I’m so gooood!
Anyway, no need to get myself excited.
Here’s the facts. Some people got together and made a movie about a so called secret. The public at large finds the secret and shares the secret and do what they are told. People drool over vision boards, grab imaginary steering wheels, let good feelings run through their bodies and believe that it’s all possible… just like Peter Pan.
Then it happens. Nothing.
Next stop is to question ourselves and for a fee, there is always someone there to let us know what we have done wrong. And what they say is usually the exact opposite of what they did. Who went looking for and found… “The Secret behind the Secret” or something similar, ‘boxed and priced’ just right for you!
These folks do not preach what they practice. Theyt make it up as they go along and sometimes it’s blatant. Even in the Secret movie, the vision board guy had his vision board in a box for seven years. He got the exact house that was locked away in a box for seven years, and the instructions are that we should hang these on a wall and switch on the orgasmitron daily as we fix a gaze upon it! It’s just completely the opposite of what he did. If you remember watching the movie, he had to open the box to show his son what a vision board was. If he used them the way it is suggested, the kid would have known what a vision board was. And if he did not, his dad would only need to point to the wall next to his desk… right?
Why do they do that? Is it something about keeping their Secret a secret? Or is it that they just don’t know and are as confused as the rest of us? Maybe it’s a conspiracy to keep the masses depressed.
I believe it’s a great thing to have goals and I do believe in visualizing. Where I get off the train is at the station where they just make things up. That’s about the same stop where the brakes on the train begin to fail and if you don’t get away from them, you go off the rails.
Depression is the gap between what you want to be, do and have and what you are, do and have in reality.
From 1990 Ford Falcon to 2009 Bentley GT Continental convertible is a ‘gap’. For most of us, it may as well be the Grand Canyon. And we sit and we look across the giant chasm and become desperate for what we don’t have. And that is depression.
In business life, we’d look at this as a ‘gap’ as well. Perhaps a gap between budgeted figures and our actual results. In business, we’d analyze what we need to do to fill the gap, create an action plan and take action steps… lest the business and our income perish.
In personal life, for some reason, we sit helplessly staring at the other side of the valley resenting and regretting what could have / should have been. And then some bastard tells us to close our eyes and make vroom vroom noises.
All those things we did not know we knew before someone exposed a secret that is still a secret. If it is time to UN-Secret yourself and take on the beliefs of people that are rich… not just money rich, but relationship and health rich, well check out my web page at Chris Gibson.
It’s funny how life goes. I had the dream board people phone me while typing this article. Maybe they were hurting just a little bit and could feel me writing this? There is probably a Universal Law that will explain this phenomenon…. but until I know it precisely, it can stay in the box!