Dear Secret Law of the Universe,
When I weighed myself this morning I found that I’m nearly 3 pounds more what I weighed in January. What happened? Was it the mindless snacking? Not enough of exercise? Water retention? All the above? I was mildly shocked but instead of planning to exercise more I decided that the best method to lose that extra weight was… to wish for the extra pounds to melt away. Not only that, I asked the powers of the secret law of the universe to reduce my weight by tonight.
At about 6pm, I had a funny feeling in my stomach and at 8pm I started having a bout of explosive diarrhoea that lasted for nearly 3 hours.
While groaning in pain in the the bathroom, I actually made time to appreciate your wicked sense of humour. Yes, I asked for this, yes, you granted my wish, and yes, you did it before the end of the day. When I weighed myself again just before the stroke of midnight, I was indeed 3 pounds lesser than I was in the morning. Very well done.
If you don’t mind, please automatically include the following addendum to all the wishes I’ve made and will make in the future:
- No one is hurt — physically, mentally, spiritually or any other means possible– in the process of granting the wishes (and that includes me!);
- The wishes are granted through means that are legally-, morally-, environmentally-, ethically-correct;
In return, I will do my best to:
- remember to be grateful for all the wishes granted (lest I forget, I’d appreciate it if I’m reminded gently) and
- have patience for the wishes that will be granted — I’m sure you’ve not forgotten my Macbook Air wish in January ;)
For that, I’d like to thank you for today’s lesson: be careful what you wish for — it might get your bum burned.
Tomorrow, I’m going for a 2km run! :)
Dear Secret Law of the Universe,
This request is for my dear mother.
Please let David Cook be the American Idol Winner. It would make really make her day.
Remember when Ruben Studdard won? My mom was rooting for Clay Aiken. What resulted from that Aiken non-win was an over-compensating need to support Clay in whatever form he takes — CDs, DVDs, posters, magazine clippings, books, you name it, she’s got it. It’s been 5 years but she’d still say “Clay should have won!” each time Ruben is on. [Read more....]
I was very skeptical at first, but by the end of the show, I was interested enough to learn more about this “secret”.
A few days after the show, I watched the the DVD
Now I’d be lying if I were to say it was a life-changing moment, but I’d be lying too if I say I didn’t learn anything from it. Most of the things in the DVD are stuff I already know packaged in a nice way. Some of the things though obvious, tend to be overlooked, so there were a few “ah, I see” moments.
Basically it’s about positive thinking. If you wish for something and focus your energy to achieve what you desire, the planets will automagically align themselves to grant you your wish. Or something like that.
So I did an experiment.
I wished for a cheque of $5000 to appear magically in my mailbox. I imagined how it felt like – blue, and crispy, with a handsome bank-ish smell- and what I’d do with the windfall – save half, give my mums a nice present, donate some to charity, buy a pair of sneakers, go for a trip to Bangkok and spend $100 on chocolates! I remember feeling a rush of endorphins through my system and a general feeling of happiness. It was a fun exercise.
Lo and behold 5 days later, I got a mail from a bank!
A real cheque! In my mail! And it’s blue!
The punchline’s in the fine print.
Ha ha! So I got a credit cheque but it did meet all the requirements of my wish right?
So what’s my conclusion on “The Secret”? There’s no harm in positive thinking. The act of thinking about something that makes you happy is a great stress reliever and a fun thing to do. Who knows, you might even get your wish granted. :)
PS: I will continue to document my experiment with “The Secret” on this site. If you’ve had positive experience from it, I’d love to hear about it.