When someone quotes the old poetic image
about clouds gradually uncovering the moon,
slowly loosen knot by knot the strings
of your robe.
. . .
Now, looking back, I have identified the nine steps I lived through to be living by the principles of The Secret.
1. I gained awareness that my life was at the abyss.
2. I broke through denials – recognized I was the reason.
3. I took responsibility for all of my words, actions, and behaviors.
4. I learned how to control my mind and end the negative, self-limiting dialogue.
5. I understood the source of my fears and consequences of believing in them.
6. I looked at new, positive perspectives of my life and forgave myself.
7. I learned how to be present, to live in the moment and appreciate what I had.
8. I created a new vision for my future, consciously choosing positive values to honor.
9. I reaffirmed my absolute belief in myself, and become grateful.
10. I made an action plan, living each day with the intention of succeeding.