You’ve probably heard of the Law of Attraction by now. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne as publicized by Oprah has made it almost impossible to not know what the Law of Attraction is.
Think of The Secret as Tumblr of self help/personal development books. The is essentially reblogging of material that is hundreds if not thousands of years old. However, she mostly just reblogged (in book and movie form) the works of Charles Haanel.
To me, personally, The Secret came off as naive, pretentious, and new age selfish. Another famous Law of Attraction book by Jerry and Ester Hicks came across as to me as borderline deranged. Tapping the Source is put in plain language. It is explained thoroughly and simply. The main points are repeated throughout the book to hammer them home. It is one of the few books I recommend to every human being to read.
The main points of the book involve thinking positively, visualizing specific goals as if they have been achieved, AND feeling positive emotions while thinking/visualizing the positive thoughts. Attaching the feeling(s) to the thought(s) is what most people miss/forget about the Law of Attraction. Without the specific visualization and physical emotional state attached to it, thinking positive is essentially useless.
The other principle the book is centered upon is saying specific “focus phrases” while meditating. A person should get into a meditative/prayer state (which is more than just sitting down with your eyes closed) and say each of the following in order:
- I choose to focus enjoyably inward
- My mind is quiet, I am now in the silence
- I am open to receive guidance from my source
- I know what I want
- I feel connected with creative power
- My vision is right now perfect and complete
- Each new moment is manifesting my dream
The book offers very detailed and specific guidance for why each focus phrase individually and collectively are important to say. Tapping the Source is essentially an update of Haanel’s own 1912 book The Master Key System. If you are looking to turn your life around or fine tune your success this book is what you’re looking for. It is a great starting point because it has been a starting point for every self help author for the last century. Napoleon Hill, Stephen Covey, Tony Robbins, etc all use Haanel’s work as primary source material. That is what initially attracted me to the book. I wanted to know what the self help guru’s were reading and using to create their material. If it is good enough for them, it’s good enough for you and me. This book will help to create a solid foundation for which you can build a palace of personal development upon.