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The Power (The Secret #2)

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The Secret revealed the law of attraction. The greatest power in the universe is the power to have anything you want. One thing can change your relationships, money, health, happiness, career, and life. The life you want comes from the Power.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published 2010 by Atria Books (first published 2009)
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Crystal Glenn You can find it on audible. I read the first book "The Secret" but I listened to The Power on audible.
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K8e
Oct 15, 2010 K8e rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. Here are some of my favorite quotes-

47- It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
-Epictetus

49- Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
-Gautama Buddha

94- Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
-Lao Tzu

140- Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
-Albert Einstein

141- Everything is possible for the person who believ
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Amanda Patterson
Aug 15, 2011 Amanda Patterson rated it did not like it
Byrne proves there are suckers born every minute – and they buy lots of her books. She is the Jimmy Swaggart of literature. She refuses to give interviews. I would too, if I were her. She has nothing to say. Interviewing her would be like watching Barbie think.
The world is lost in a sea of love and light. The Desperati spend billions every year on The Secret and its clones. Visualisation is lovely, but these authors confuse positive thinking with positive action. You can think as much as you li
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Hadeel
May 26, 2011 Hadeel rated it really liked it
I was really in need to read some motivational books , and this book was a good choice ^^

here some quotes :

1. "Life is supposed to be fun! When you're having fun, you feel great and you receive great things! Having fun brings the life you want, and taking things too seriously brings a life you have to take seriously."

2. "Let go of the things you don't love about your childhood, and keep the things you love. Let go of the things you don't love about your adolescent and adult years, and keep th
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Noah
Jun 09, 2012 Noah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio book, which despite it's potential for cheesiness, I did enjoy. I'm not sure if I would have gotten the same thing out of just reading the book. Hearing Byrne's passion probably helped.

I know some people think "it's nothing new." Of course it's nothing new; there's nothing new under the sun. Yes, it's saying the same thing as The Secret; there's only one thing to say!

I liked the anecdotes; part of me wants to question them and say they're made up, but I know from my own l
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Yomna hosny
May 05, 2013 Yomna hosny rated it did not like it
Okay, so I read this quite a while ago.
I have no idea how his whole Law of Attraction thing is still holding its own. Apparently, it's been so successful that the author decided to write a sequel? Wow .. just wow.

Let me try to count the things that are wrong with this:

One: The fact that the advice in this book is marketed as some big secret when in fact it's not. Not really.If you haven't read this gem let me save you the hassle. The secret is this: "If you think about something you long and ha
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Amanda
Oct 05, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing
There's nothing really new per se in The Power that wasn't already explained in The Secret. But sometimes it helps to have things reiterated a time or ten or to have them explained in a different way. There are also a lot of good techniques provided to make things start to work in your favor. I can understand why some might be disappointed, frustrated with the repetition or expecting something all new, but the truth is that people rarely get it the first time they are exposed to something. And o ...more
Celia
Mar 15, 2016 Celia rated it it was amazing
This book was exactly what I was expecting. A nice follow-up to The Secret. It just builds upon what was learned in The Secret about the law of attraction. The Power's description states that you don't need to have read The Secret in order to benefit from The Power. I would agree with that, but I think it definitely helps. I honestly believe you get out of life what you put into it, and whatever you put out there comes right back to you. I found this to be a very uplifting, encouraging, and moti ...more
Simuka Luette
Dec 13, 2010 Simuka Luette rated it it was amazing
This book was life changing and completely amazing. I would suggest it to everyone i know, and who they know, and to anyone who would listen honestly. With this book I have gotten so many things in life that ive wanted, trip to Europe, car, the job i wanted and the pay, and much more. So, i suggest this book to anyone who wants to get all that they want in life :) This book is amazing in every way.
Roisin
Dec 25, 2013 Roisin rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't understand why the reviews are so bad for this? Okay so the things that were bad about the book was the repetitiveness. She kept repeating herself and saying the same things again and again. It is also a bit cheesy.
But I do understand how it is true and how it works. I tried the things and I did get what I wanted from it and my life HAS been better since. I KNOW that the things written in this book is not rubbish or Ludacris! I know it is true! I mean people who think this is r
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Amna AlSinani
Mar 23, 2011 Amna AlSinani rated it it was amazing
Amazingly wonderful.
A book for Rhonda Byrne; author for the Secret. I haven't read the secret but I think the power conveys the same message that was in the secret, from a different angle.

I heard the audio book and it was amazing, with the author reading her book with passion and love, great production and sound effects, I assure you you are going to love this book.

I believe in the power, and after listening to this book I feel better thinking the way Rhonda was suggesting.

the last chapter,
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Sarah Sami
Oct 29, 2014 Sarah Sami rated it did not like it
Shelves: 7aki-fadi
I had the prenotion that the so called 'motivational/inspirational' books are basically a clichéd nonsense. After skimming through this one, I can fairly say it didn't disappoint me.
The thing about books aside from its annoying preachy tone and over simplifying things and of course the overall generalization is the fact that the author did not bother to mention why or how 'the power' works.
“Absolutely everything you experience in your life is a result of what you have given in your thoughts an
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Mohamed Alwakeel
Aug 22, 2011 Mohamed Alwakeel rated it it was amazing
Really loved this book, very much! I can say that if you haven't read "The Secret" before, you won't need to if you read this! It talks about the greatest power of our life, that if we know it and tap into it right, we will be just almighty!
I feel that this book is written with real love, with real joy and not just for mere money.. Loved how Byrne wrote and expressed her feelings and thoughts and situation with "The Power".. though she could just stop repeating the same talk over and over ^^" d
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StoryTellerShannon
This book covers intermediate to advanced "skills" for manifesting The Law of Attraction. It's very good if you're a believer.

Voice of Rhonda Byrne and presented by Recorded Books.

This was an audio book review because I've come to realize I have too many books to read and will never get to them all otherwise.

OVERALL GRADE: B plus to A minus.
Craig
Oct 26, 2011 Craig rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-improvement
The author suggests we must make a paradigm shift in our way of thinking to harness the powers of the universe (may I suggest "God") in our own behalf. Her book centers on the principle of the "law of attraction"; or in otherwords, we receive back what we send out. Within that law, Byrne suggests that we should focus on "love", or loving those things which we truly desire. She asserts it is wrong to focus attention on the negative; if we will focus instead on the positive by "imagining" or "visu ...more
Lull Wain
Oct 20, 2012 Lull Wain rated it did not like it
Shelves:
Why did I read it? I don't know. I really disliked "The Secret" and after reading it, I made a review, in which I was trying to restrain Rhonda Byrne from writing more books. But she wrote another one and - moreover I've read this t h i n g.
And it was such a horrible experience!

"The Secret revealed the law of attraction. Now Rhonda Byrne reveals the greatest power in the universe - The Power to have anything you want". Our favourite SHAM Expert tries to convince us that after reading her first "
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Colt
Sep 29, 2014 Colt rated it did not like it
Ok.

This is a review Of this book and Rhonda's teachings overall:

I've been a bit sceptic of these teachings as the secret and the power have a lot of holes and hype... Though without faith nothing is possible yet faith without action is useless. Rhonda's books/teaching miss this aspect and lead people a bit astray in a notion that can't endure.
Lately in my life I have come to terms with the fact that life or "universe" as Rhonda likes to call it, is not a Jeanie in a bottle to be rubbbed. Rathe
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Stephanie
This beautifully designed hardcover was given to me by a friend. I had read The Secret and wasn't quite sure the author would have to say.

Right now, I'm halfway through The Power and must say that it is a mixture of things I needed to be reminded of and then some things I didn't quite know. There's this focus on love in the book, but in practice it's more about what you like, so it's less effortful than the kind of loving that, for instance, Scott Peck spoke about.

Anyhow, it looks like the key t
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Megan Olivier
Apr 02, 2015 Megan Olivier rated it really liked it
Although there is a lot of overlap with The Secret, I still took a lot from reading this book!

Hear more of my thoughts here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHPEl...
Farhan Khalid
Dec 31, 2015 Farhan Khalid rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
You are meant to have an amazing life!

You are meant to have everything you love and desire

The power to everything you want is inside you!

THE POWER IS LOVE

You have a choice

Attraction is the force that draws people to other people

It draws people to form cities and nations, groups, clubs, and
societies where they share common interests

It is the force that pulls one person to science and another to cooking

Life doesn't just happen to you

You receive everything in your life based on what you've given

Lov
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Chayne
Jul 22, 2011 Chayne rated it it was amazing
This is a follow up book to The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. It doesn't really matter which one you read first, because this one picks up where The Secret left off, but at the same time, is basically repeating what was said before except in a new way. This new way, is by The Power, or intention of Love. Where as The Secret introduced to us what The Law of Attraction is, and how to use it and benefit us... that is just the vehicle or vessel which will bring us the life we desire. The Power, or Love, i ...more
Daniel Taylor
Jun 19, 2012 Daniel Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
While the Secret is the law of attraction, the Power is the law of love.

Since she created the international phenomenon, the Secret, Byrne continues to learn new things that enhance the joy she experiences as she practices the law of attraction. She shares that joy with us here as she teaches us to fall in love with life.

I've had so many memorable miracles since I learnt the Secret and now I'm looking forward to loving the things I've created in the past, loving everything in my present, and lovi
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Jesse Lieblein
Nov 14, 2011 Jesse Lieblein rated it it was amazing
The Power is like a guide to the universe. I took this book to heart and learned a lot from it. The attractiveness to the book is almost magical and spectacular in regards to how it connects to the reader. Every teenager should read this book. Great health, impeccable relationships, a career anyone would love to have, a life filled with happiness, and the money you need to have everything you want, all come from the ideas and topics of...The Power! The power to be great, to conquer your biggest ...more
Leaguez
Sep 23, 2015 Leaguez rated it really liked it
This book was a refresher to 'The Secret', a much needed refresher. I really love reading books that help me achieve a higher frequency of love. Books like this teach me to slow down and pay more attention to the life I'm, at times, mindlessly floating through. Thank you for another great book, Rhonda Byrne. The reason I gave 3 stars vs 5, is mainly due to it being more of a refresher than anything. I would recommend this book to those of us who tend to live our life on auto pilot.
Kaumal
Apr 18, 2012 Kaumal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
I know how Rhonda Byrne and her 'Secret' have been criticized, but seriously people, all the woman is saying is to think positively and be happy and good will return to you. Most of us believe in karma which means if you do good the universe will reward you and if not it will harm you, so this isn't that difficult to believe.

I enjoyed the book, it's uplifting and i think its sending out a very positive message to love everything around you more. The quotes from many great people have supported h
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R.J. Murphy
Sep 08, 2011 R.J. Murphy rated it it was amazing
A sequel to the book "The Secret" by the same author. Like the first book, The Secret of the Power restates the laws of attractions A way of life that relies on changing your attitude toward all things to make your life amazing. This theory of life can be found in hundreds of books published before and after the original "The Secret" came out in 2006. For me The Secret of the Power was easier to read then most. It is written from one point of view with short inspirational quotes throughout. It i ...more
Bhavik
Jan 12, 2012 Bhavik rated it liked it
Shelves: own
It’s based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness. I agree with parts of it and believe thinking positively is a start and can help to create life-changing results but on it’s own, it’s not enough.

One section mentions that if you want the perfect partner, you must imagine that the person is truly with you right now; instead of sleeping in the middle of your bed, sleep on one side because your par
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Rachel
Dec 24, 2013 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should be a required book for High School Seniors! I recommend this book to everyone. It will only make you a better human being
Rosia_lady
Oct 22, 2013 Rosia_lady rated it it was amazing
This book is great and it really works. The Power is love. Love is the most powerful law of the Universe.
Moudi
Sep 09, 2012 Moudi rated it really liked it
I read this book expecting it to be like the secret .. By this I mean to increase in me as a reader the appetite for life .. And it did :). Yes, I do agree with people who think that the writer seems to be recycling the secret, but So what ? If you liked the secret, and wanted to put yourself in a similar vibe then(The Power)can be a good choice for you." The Secret" focuses on what you WANT, and "The Power" focuses on what you LOVE which is the same idea. Talk about what you love, surround your ...more
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
This book is Amazing - wonderful illustrations & presented in a great format. The audiobook is read by the author and has super sound effects. I enjoy listening to this one right before bed or anytime I need an attitude adjustment.

I have gotten the sun symbol from the book as a tattoo to represent the power of love. I also have gotten the 3 monkeys that hear, see and speak no evil as a tattoo - inspired by reading The Power.

This book has influenced my life. I first read The Power in 2011.

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Rhonda Byrne is an Australian television writer and producer, best known for her New Thought works, The Secret—a book and a film by the same name. By the Spring of 2007 the book had sold almost 4 million copies, and the DVD had sold more than 2 million copies. She has also been a producer for Sensing Murder. According to an article published by Australia's Herald Sun, Byrne has also worked on the ...more
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