My opinion on The Secret of Life
By Alexandra Bonnin Colgan
from Palma de Mallorca, Spain
The Secret has changed my life. The moment I started reading it, I identified myself with it, I felt that everything that is written in it is the way I think, but I thought I wouldn't be able to express The Secret with my own words, but I've realised that other people in the world could, and I feel so grateful for it.
Since I was born, my parents have always told me that whenever I wanted to do anything I did it. For example, when I was aged three I wanted to swim, my parents didn't let me in the water alone, for the fact that they thought it was dangerous, but I suddenly jumped in and started to swim without any problem. The same has happened to me with many more other sports and activities. The fact that I had it in mind that I could do it, made me be able to do it, but I didn't really realize that till I read The Secret. After reading it, it makes me see that before I took those things for granted and I don't take them from granted anymore.
People have always said that I'm good at drawing, but I never thought that myself until I started believing that I did draw well, and suddenly all my art pieces were amazing for me, with so much love and energy put into them, and now I love all my art I do, I think it's incredible.
Every one of my friends, whenever they've had any problems, they have come to me asking for solutions or better ways to manage their problems and solve them, and somehow everything I had told them and still tell them turned out right and positive, and they felt much more better.
My mother has always said to me since I'm born I'm a natural psychologist, and I believe her, because I feel it.
I enjoy my own company, I love it when I'm alone and I have the whole time and freedom to think about all the good things I want to do in life, and think about the world, and how everything works, and how the mind works, I ask myself WHY of everything and it's interesting to try and find the answer of it.
My mum had read The Secret before I did. I remember one day, after school, I said to her: Mum it's incredible the fact that life lies in your hands, you can choose whatever you want to become, or have, or live. And when I told her that she was amazed, and told me that she had read that in The Secret, so after that I decided to read it. My mother told me she found it a bit boring, which that's her opinion, but I found it so interesting, the best book I've ever read, and the book I've believed everything that was in it.
I usually only read interesting things, that I like. Whenever I have to read a book for school, it always takes me so long, for the fact that I'm not enjoying it, but I read The Secret in three days, and that is not very usual for me when it comes to reading.
I want to start writing my own book about life and other things I see and want to express them and write down.
I appreciate the attention for my story. I hope the fact that I'm underage doesn't keep me from writing this.
PS: all of this that I've written is only a very small percent of what is in my mind, I could write pages and pages and pages... But I will do it, the day my book will be published.
About Alexandra Bonnin Colgan from Palma de Mallorca, Spain:
My name is Alexandra, I'm 16 years old, and I live in Mallorca, Spain.
My horoscope sign is Cancer.
My mum is from Ireland and my dad is from Mallorca.
When I finish studying, I'll be going to Madrid to study psychology.