Do Good, Recieve Good?

Canada
April 5, 2007 1:40pm CST
Have you heard of "The Secret". Many people have heard of it through the Oprah show. Basically, this book (and DVD) talks about how if one thinks good thoughts, right from the moment they wake up till the time they go to bed, then good things will come to that person. Do you believe this? If so, can you give us examples of the good that has come to you? If you don't believe that this sort of thing is possible, let us know why you think that way.
3 responses
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
11 Apr 07
yes, I believe if you do good, you will receive good down the road, just like with bad; but your best bet is to do good and let it be. Like today, I went to the bank, a lady was there but she couldn't hear me through the partition and it was beginning to frustrate me because I already had a previous disagreement with my mother, but when I asked her for help, she acted like she didn't know what I wanted. So I asked could I come in, she said NO. then I told her ok, I'll move on, and she said something under her breath while I was driving off. I didn't like it, but hey we probably both caught each other at a bad moment so I said a prayer for the sister. Not that it would reap me something good or bad, but it's the way I responded that stopped it from getting any worse.
• Canada
12 Apr 07
Excellent! Yes, I'd say you handled that situation wonderfully. It can be really hard sometimes to put bad feelings aside so we can understand what might really be going on. Kudos to you :)
@ratburn (939)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
i haven't heard of "The Secret" but according to you and how it is, i actually think there is some truth to it. i believe that energy follows our thoughts. things happen because we believe it will happen. sometimes we believe bad things will happen and we've put so much energy into thinking that, that when something good comes along, we don't notice it anymore. we are so caught up in the negative energy that there's no more room for positivity.
• Canada
10 Apr 07
Hmmmm.....very interesting. I've said the same sort of thing to my friends about "no room for positive" One thing I've noticed, when I enter a room where there is negitive energy, I can really feel the tension build up in me. I have wondered if walking into a positive energy filled room would have the opposite affect...I haven't had the experience yet.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
6 Apr 07
it is not that new a concept, the law of attraction works that way as well. The universe will bring you what you ask for, and so the opposite also works, think bad thoughts and bad things will come to you. I haven't got to the point that everything I think is positive. I have been thinking how to make money on my writing and how I will really succeed at it and it is happening I am averaging a 150 dollars a story.
• Canada
10 Apr 07
Sounds to me like you're on the right track. It is difficult to think happy all the time with all the tragities going on in the world. I suppose practice makes perfect though, don't you think?