I had no idea I was living the Secret.
From the age of thirteen until 2007/08 I went through eight near-death experiences. The first time I was hit in the chest with a 40oz bottle and it stopped air from entering my left lung that eventually stopped my heart. The second time I tried to hang myself from a tree but the branch broke and left me with several fractured ribs and a sore neck. The third time I slit my wrist while taking a bath but the incision clotted and stopped the bleeding. The fourth time I was in a car accident that threw me close to 100 feet from the impact zone and broke many bones in my body. The fifth time I was beaten to a bloody pulp and left for dead. I managed to escape and seek help. The sixth time I was in another car accident that almost burnt me to death but left me with one arm and once again left me with many broken bones. The seventh time I was in yet another car accident that left me with a little bit broken bones but severe internal injuries. The eighth time I fell down a flight of stairs and smashed the back of my head which left me with a concussion where blood was leaking into my brain for nine days.
This is the short version, however, my point is I saw myself in the bleak midst of a time during my darkest hour that even though there was no hope I could not give up. Filling hearts with fear, anger, and hate was a path that was not given in darkness. For the light has been sought it does not shine in. Inspiration, happiness and hope is the light that shines from within for all hearts to feel. I went through all this before reading the book, and soon came to a realization that, hey, I was living the Secret before I even knew about it. No matter what happened I always remained positive. When I really think about it the Secret was the backbone to why I am the epitome of resiliency. Everything I went through effected all aspects of my life and those around me.