It’s no secret that millions of people the world over – including Oprah Winfrey – have raved about the 2006 self-help flick The Secret.
Personally, we’ve been too busy to watch it – or read its companion best- selling book, Law of Attraction – so we’re not recommending it one way or the other.
But we can tell you that some we know swear by its belief, which holds that people’s thoughts dictate the reality of their lives.
That in turn means, as so-called New Thought writers will tell you, if you really want some- thing and truly believe getting it is possible, you will get it.
Today on The Masters Gathering Teleseminar, five such “personal-transformation” authors – include Joe Vitale and Hale Dwoskin, both of whom are featured in The Secret – come together to expound on their beliefs, particularly in light of the global economic crisis.
“We’re in this recession where five million people recently lost their jobs – so fighting stress is a challenge. There’s never been more disease or diabetes or detachment or depression. How do you help people to break out of that state?” host Jim Kwik asks Joe.
“I tell them that the number-one thing to do – and if they do it, they will resolve just about every issue you mentioned – is to turn off the mainstream media,” says Joe, whose latest book is titled Expect Miracles.
“I just did a workshop and a realtor friend of mine came up to me and she said she was prosperous. She was closing these huge deals in a month when everybody was saying it was the blackest month – the worst time in history since the Great Depression,” he continues.
“I looked at her and I said, ‘What’s your secret? How are you doing so well when all the other brokers are saying, ‘I can’t sell anything.’?
“She said, ‘I’ve turned off the news.’ She quit feeding her mind all of the things that cause stress.
“If you’re listening to the mainstream news, its job is to go find or create and then report on the worst-case conditions possible. And if your mind isn’t prepared to block that, it’ll go into your head and the next thing you know, you are stressed out.”
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“The mainstream media’s job is to report on the worst-case conditions,” Joe (above) tells us. “If you’re not a master of your own mentality, it’ll go into your head.”