Remember back to my birthday....my "self-help birthday"? I went to a Byron Katie Workshop and I watched "The Secret"? Turns out "The Secret" is heavy with cool graphics and empty promises but doesn't have much substance. "The Work" on the other hand is amazingly helpful, but I have trouble explaining exactly what it is. Here is a short list of the differences between the two as explained by Byron Katie on her blog.
The Secret: “You can have whatever you want.”
The Work: “You can want whatever you have.”
The Secret: “My will be done. I know what’s best for me.”
The Work: “Thy will be done (=Thy will is done). What’s best for me is what actually happens.” (In A Thousand Names for Joy, Katie says, “God’s will and your will are the same, whether you notice it or not.”)
The Secret: “You can control your thoughts.”
The Work: “You are not the thinker. It’s not possible to suppress your stressful thoughts. But when you question them, they let go of you.”
The Secret: “You can manifest your positive thoughts as reality.”
The Work: “Reality already is the best thing that could be manifested. When you realize this, you’re home free.”
That Katie. She sure is a wise one. The video that I've posted is of Katie doing the work with the statement, "I need more money." It's about 8 minutes long. Worth every second.....