“El Poder” (The Power) by Rhonda Byrne
At a time of economic woes, numerous natural disasters in recent months, and wars in different regions of the globe, we often need a reminder of the many wonderful things in life. In "El Poder" (The Power)
“El Poder” (The Power)
At a time of economic woes, numerous natural disasters in recent months, and wars in different regions of the globe, we often need a reminder of the many wonderful things in life. In “El Poder” (The Power), the latest book by the international bestselling author of “The Secret”, Rhonda Byrne gives us a simple text, with simple words on a complicated matter—how to bring more good things into our lives.
“The Secret”, which was published in 2006 and traveled at lightning speed from one person to another across the planet, sold more than 19 million copies in 46 languages and the DVD has sold over 2 million copies. A worldwide phenomenon, “The Secret” was embraced by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Cristina Saralegui. People where enthralled by its philosophy and revelations on the “law of attraction,” which states that whatever you experience in life is a direct consequence of your thoughts. Byrne’s idea of “the universe” as a godlike agent that provides whatever we desire.
In her new book “El Poder” (Atria Books, $23.95-hardcover) Byrne gives us a gentle and yet stern lesson on not settling for what we have but reaching for what we want. She reminds us of our own power to change our lives and transform ourselves within by tapping into that power, nurturing it, owning it, and making it our best ally. The author describes how everything under the sun, every discovery and human creation, comes from the power: perfect health, wonderful relationships, a career and/or job you love, a life filled with happiness, and the financial means you need to be, do, and have everything you long for. Byrne’s basic premise is that we all can get anything we want by simply thinking positively about it. Life is simple, she says. Our life is made up of only two kinds of things - positive things and negative things.
Byrne’s eureka moment came in 2004, when her daughter handed her a copy of Wallace Wattles’s “The Science of Getting Rich”). It took her ninety minutes to read the book and her entire life changed, the author says.
To support her statements, Byrne cites great sages and philosophers such as Jesus, Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Aristotle, Plato, Galileo, Beethoven, Edison, Carnegie, Einstein, Alexander G. Bell (“What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that exists”).
What Is The Power?, Life Follows You, How To Eliminate Bad Feelings?, Say Yes To Money, are some of the inspiring chapters in “El Poder”. The life of our dreams, the author writes, has always been closer to us than we realized, because “the Power” —to have everything good in your life—is inside us. That power is the antidote to our pains, it “contains the essence of everything”: to open yourself up to life’s rewards and you’ll get them. Thus, the book is peppered with trenchant positive thinking.
To create anything, to change anything, all it takes is just one thing: the “power of love”.
A very timely book for the many of us that have forgotten about hope, love, and the appreciation for who we are and the many things we contribute to the universe. Byrne’s words resonate with people. And that is the key to her success.
About the author
Rhonda Byrne was born on March 12, 1951 in Australia. She is a television writer and producer, best known for her New Thought works. In 2007, Byrne was included in Time Magazine’s list of 100 people who shape the world. She began her journey with “The Secret” film, viewed by millions across the globe. She followed with “The Secret” book, a bestseller now available in 46 languages. With “El Poder,” Rhonda Byrne continues her groundbreaking work, as she reveals the single greatest force in our universe. Her intention is: joy to billions.
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