It’s strange how we come across things when we least expect them, or when we really, really need them. I know many of us have stumbled across The Secret by chance, a miracle of nature, and it was no less for me.
After my 2nd semester exam, I felt really low. I changed my stream from Science to Arts and I thought I would do great in a subject that I honestly loved, but that didn’t happen. For the first two semesters, my results were terrible and I couldn’t figure out why.
While I was in a really low place, my sister’s fiance asked me to read The Secret, and he sent me an ebook of the same. At first, I was rather sceptical. I never really believed in miraculous stuff and all, but he was very persistent and since I was a bookworm, I decided to give it a try. From the very first page itself, I was hooked. I felt really low after everything that happened but after reading The Secret, I felt upbeat. I wanted to see if it worked. So I took out an old diary and wrote about the things I wanted, things I wanted this year. A few pages later, I wrote a marksheet where I gave high marks to myself, marks that are almost impossible to receive in my course.
Every time before I sat to study, I would look at them and I would study like I was preparing for those marks. I felt so positive and all the negativity I once felt, was gone. After 3 months, my results were due. I had already forgotten what the marks I wrote down were. I would imagine what my face would be like when I saw my result. I imagined myself overwhelmed and teary-eyed when I saw that I topped. Right before my result was due, I calmed myself down. I had butterflies in my stomach but I breathed in deep, smiling. I kept on repeating to myself that I am a topper, I am a topper.
My friends kept calling me about what marks I got and I told them I have not checked them yet. I wanted to calm myself before I saw my marks. I bathed and read the Bhagavad Gita like I would do every day. I took out my admit card and searched the site to look for my marks. The moment I saw my marks, I was crying. It was so good. I rushed to my mom and for a moment she was scared. All I said was, “I did really well. So good.” I don’t know how long I cried that day, I was so thankful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
A few hours later I realised I had topped my course for the whole university. I had the highest percentage. I couldn’t believe it. I was nowhere close to the top in my last exams but this time I did it. I did it! And those marks were almost similar to what I wrote down months ago. Maybe, that’s what I needed, to believe in myself and the Universe.
Thank you, Rhonda, for such an amazing book. It made me see the light when all I saw was darkness. I have never been so thankful. If you can believe it, you will get it. I’m writing this a few days before my 4th-semester exam begins, and I want to declare that I am a topper, I have topped before and I will top again. Thank you. The Universe is with you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!