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OT : THE Secret (on Oprah)

Did anyone catch the secret on Oprah? I am interested to hear what she said. I watched the movie right after it came out and am really surprised "mainstream" media have been commenting on it. Is anyone using it to try and lose weight ?

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Fri. Feb 9, 7:58pm

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I did watch it and it inspired me to order the movie. I know as much about it as was on the Oprah show, but if it can help with my weight loss, I plan to use the process as best I can. If you watched the movie already, tell me - has it helped?

Friday, February 09, 2007, 8:49 PM

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I think the "secret" is how to have a brilliant marketing campaign to sell people what you could have just told them. This kind of stuff may help some people. Great. It just makes me more cynical.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 7:55 AM

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what? i don't get it. 8:49 & OP, if you watched the movie, why not tell us what the "secret" is?

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 9:59 AM

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From what I surmised on the Oprah website, it looks like a faith-based program. Is it?

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 10:36 AM

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From what I understand, it is basically renaming the law of attraction. In essence, like attracts like. So if you are in a positive, healthy place or moving in that direction, you will attract more positive, healthy people, whatever to you. I have always believed this in a way, but I have almost looked at it as a mirror into my life. For example, if I begin to notice all my friends are toxic, energy sapping whiners, then I go, what am I doing or how am I coming off, etc. to attract these people to me. Kind of an extreme example, but you get the point. Now what these people are saying is control that energy or perception and you will attract similar things.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 11:34 AM

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Well said, 11:34!

I have always believed in this...I just never gave it a name.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 4:59 PM

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This is 8:49 saying I watched Oprah and ordered the movie. It's coming in the mail. When I do watch it, I'll let you know what I think...

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 10:56 AM

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The movie is available for watching free on WIkipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_(film)

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 2:49 PM

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CNN at 10pm EST tonight (Sunday) -- they'll be discussing it.

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 7:13 PM

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They're basically stealing the principles defined by Deepak chopra, 10 years ago.

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 8:13 PM

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the secret

thank you 2:49 for posting the link! a friend of mine told me about it and i have been wanting to see it but couldn't get a hold of her copy. it's crazy b/c i have never checked the community comments before and i found this site via a knitting blog and joined up last week. i really believe in the laws of attraction and will be putting this information to use in my life asap!

Monday, February 12, 2007, 1:09 AM

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To 8:13, I don't think this group is trying to steal anyone's idea. The video makes it clear that this idea of the law of attraction has been around for a very long time. I think their goal is to get the "secret" out to as many people as possible.

Monday, February 12, 2007, 1:34 PM

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Too bad about the cheesy, hyper-aggressive marketing techniques they're employing to get it out there...I associate such an extremely hard-sell with inferior products. Not saying it is one - how would I know since I haven't tried it - but it's hard to get past thinking that if it quacks like a duck...

Monday, February 12, 2007, 2:04 PM

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If you are talking about who used who's idea, I believe the Buddha said it 2500 years ago "We are what we think. All that we are arise with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world." Buddhism is all about individual responsibility in shaping not only this life but also the ones after.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 9:51 PM

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