The Secret & The Power are about focusing on what you want and sending out positive thoughts into the universe to attract what you want into your life. As I said before, I’m not sure about that explanation of it. However, The Secret/The Power teaches people to focus on what they want and there is an undeniable benefit of focusing on what you want. The central theme of The Secret is focusing on what we want rather than what we don’t want (for example: I WANT to be slim, rather than I DON’T WANT to be fat). The sub-conscious mind will find ways to work on what you focus on and bring it about. It will do this whether you focus on being slim or being fat (even if that focus is “I don’t want *****, you are still focusing on it and the sub-conscious will tend to find ways to fulfill it).
This idea of focusing on what you do want (rather than what you don’t want) is central in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing) which is much more science based, but uses the same working principles as The Secret. NLP talks about tapping into the sub-conscious mind to make it work for you whilst The Secret talks about tapping into universal energy. Either way, the actual practice of focusing on what you want is very similar.
The Power goes a step further and teaches that you should “love” more. What more positive way to focus on what you want; whether it is money, companionship, sporting success, school work, career; than to try to love it.
Although some people may have reservations about the actual explanation of how it works, NLP has shown that it does work. I will say though, that when things are not going quite right, it is difficult to focus on what you want, rather than worry about bills, the boss being cross, the kids getting into trouble, etc, etc. The Secret/The Power does package the whole thing in a way that is much more motivating than just trying to rationalise it on your own. I would recommend it.