The Secret?

While I was reading All I Want again, the book I wrote two years ago, I couldn’t help but notice the references I made to my karma.

“I have bad karma.”

“Obviously my karma is still off….”

“Maybe I just have bad CARBRA.” (That’s when I was trying the no-carb diet.)

I was thinking of my karma this morning. Why would one’s karma be bad, and what can one do to improve it?

Karma is basically what you give to the world, the world returns to you. It’s that old “what comes around, goes around” theory. If you are mean, meanness is returned to you. Now, I’ve always tried to do good things, I don’t want what’s coming around for me to bite me in the behind. Why, then, would I have bad karma?

Someone told me about this movie based on this new theory called “The Secret”. I did some research on this today, after thinking that maybe what I needed was a new way of looking at things.

After viewing this program on Youtube for a whole ten minutes, I clicked off. It’s not for me. I don’t believe in the “law of attraction”. You’re supposed to visualize wealth, love, a new home, whatever, and by picturing it in your head, you are attracting it.

Now, any of you who are thinking about commenting that I attract commitment-phobic men because I myself am commitment-phobic, can just zip it for now. LOL.

That’s beside the point.

I like commitment-phobic men because it suits me right now. I am where I am. šŸ™‚

Anyway, I don’t buy the whole theory behind “The Secret”. Maybe I didn’t watch enough of it, but I prefer to pray, reflect, and plan when it comes to something that I want.

I don’t think my constant picturing of a French Quarter apartment is going to make it happen. I need to plan, get off my behind and write, and say a few prayers.

That to me is “The Secret”.

And the same goes for my karma, my love life, my finances, my life in general. I know what I want from all these aspects of my life. I know what I want when it comes to my love life. I know what I want out of my finances, and my life. I can visualize all this in my head, but does that make it so?

Not necessarily.

It takes hard work, plans, and determination for some of these things. Actually, probably for all these things. Any guy who I choose to be in a relationship with is probably going to be a challenge. Simply because guys with no spine do not appeal to me in the least.

Is my karma as bad as it was?

I don’t think so.

I’m pretty happy with the way my life is going right now. Yes, I would like more money, but who wouldn’t?

I think it’s more about visualizing what you want, then making a plan to make it happen. And that’s not really a secret. That’s what people have been doing for centuries.

Anway, I’m off to finish cooking. I visualized this morning that I wanted a sauce piquant for dinner and I made it happen. It’s now simmering on the stove. YUM!

Here’s to living life on your own terms and good karma


I’m out!

3 thoughts on “The Secret?

  1. People define karma in a lot of different ways. Obviously, if I ask you to borrow money tomorrow, you’ll be more likely to say yes if I was nice to you today. And I’ll probably feel better about myself if I was nice to you. That’s probably the most basic, down to earth version. The Secret version is basically a person with a good life saying “I deserve it, because I’m positive, and all the people in the world dying of cancer, being molested, being murdered are suffering because they aren’t positive like I am. Okay, maybe she’s not saying that, but it’s implied, and, personally, I can’t imagine anything more negative than THAT!

  2. I agree with you yoga. I don’t think life is that simple. I do believe in karma, but not The Secret. Maybe I should’ve watched the whole video, but based on the first few minutes, I’m just not that impressed.

    Thanks for the comments!

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