I get e-mails periodically from ConsciousOne, opt-in spam type e-mails. (Spam = bad; opt-in spam = good.) A recent one advertised a special live book launch VIP party tonight for James Arthur Ray‘s new book, Harmonic Wealth. It’s a free webcast so I registered for it — free is almost always good. (I was going to say “always good” but I can picture some freebies that would be Not Good.)
So, anyway, while reading about James Ray and his book, I came across mention of the 2006 movie “The Secret“. I haven’t watched the full thing yet but the trailer is slick; very well-produced. The full movie is free to watch online (have you sensed a trend in my thinking this week?) so I’ll probably watch it, but it’s interesting to see the various viewpoints expressed by people about it and the Law of Attraction. People seem to range from an almost cult-like obsession and adherence to complete skepticism and derision. I suspect most people fall somewhere in the middle where it’s an interesting concept that you’re both skeptical of and open-minded about (to varying degrees). That’s where I am, anyway. I fully believe that your attitude in any situation is important but, let’s face it, having a good attitude isn’t going to stop bad things from happening to you. But my own experiences have shown me that, given the choice between indulging negative energy and embodying positive energy, the latter is the only thing that stands a chance of actually being a benefit to you.
Speaking of Oprah, I see in the Spirit and Self section of her Web site that she has a webcast series called Oprah’s Soul Series in which she talks to spiritual thinkers and authors. Damn, she’s got a lot of stuff on her site. This is how people lose time — they get lost while browsing other peoples’ Web sites.