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Since I wrote about what bugs me about The Secret and all the focus on cleansing our lives of negative thinking and negative thoughts, I thought it only fair to offer an alternative. So here are the 20 things I would include in my fantasy book “Psst! It’s Not a Secret!“:

  • Be positive – but still allow your thoughts to run wild.
  • Be open to people and ideas of all kinds.
  • Don’t be afraid of negative thoughts. “The earth is not flat” was once one of those.
  • Love yourself as you are.
  • Let your voice be heard, but also listen well to others.
  • Let yourself dream.
  • Trust in yourself and your ideas.
  • Do your best at whatever you take on.
  • Take on things you truly care about.
  • Challenge yourself.
  • Don’t be afraid to try things and fail.
  • Remember to laugh and play.
  • Treasure your family and friendships.
  • The amount of love you can give or get is infinite.
  • Love others as they are, not as you wish they were.
  • Have compassion for other people.
  • Have compassion for yourself.
  • Learn to forgive and practice often.
  • Respect the earth and all living things.
  • Give back to the world.

Not a secret. Not a law. Just some things I think make life more enjoyable. (-;

Feel free to add your own. This is a work in process.