Секрет (The Secret) – как полюбить жизнь

Секрет счастья и процветания

Автор: Дмитрий Коропенко

Уровень: средний и выше

“Секрет” – это один из фильмов, которые привносят в жизнь удивительные изменения. Я смотрел этот фильм на английском и на русском десятки раз, и продолжаю иногда пересматривать, хотя помню его наизусть.

Неоднократно слышал отзывы некоторых людей, что “Секрет” – немного наивный, чисто мотивационный фильм и рекламное средство для продажи других платных мотивационных курсов и пособий авторов вышеупомянутого фильма. Я не могу с этим согласиться. Реклама рекламой, а “Секрет” действительно меняет жизнь, вначале меняя наше отношение к ней. Он делает то, что для большинства из нас никто никогда не делал – ни родители, ни учителя.

Английский язык в фильме “Секрет” довольно богатый, гармоничный, словосочетания “сочные”, красивые. Я помню многие из словосочетаний наизусть, так как видел этот фильм много раз.

Ниже я даю краткое описание фильма на английском и, как всегда, выделяю для вас некоторые интересные словосочетания. Прочтите их, подумайте, как можно описать их на английском языке. Помните – искусство перефразирования на английском языке – великое искусство, которое поможет вам легко и свободно говорить на английском как в повседневной жизни, так и на тестах и экзаменах.

После описания я даю вам ссылку на фильм “Секрет” на английском языке. Смотрите, удивляйтесь, улучшайте свой английский!

The Secret is  based on the  law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness. The book “The Secret” has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 46 languages, but has attracted a great deal of controversy, as well as being parodied in several TV programs.

The tenet of the film and book is that the universe is governed by a natural law called the law of attraction which is said to work by attracting into a person’s life the experiences, situations, events, and people that “match the frequency” of the person’s thoughts and feelings. Therefore, positive thinking and feeling positive are claimed to create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness.

The book is very much influenced by Wallace Wattles‘ 1910 book The Science of Getting Rich, which Rhonda Byrne (the author)  received from her daughter during a time of personal trauma in 2004. Byrne read and synthesized several classic books and the words of modern-day teachers who spoke about ancient wisdom and the ways for people to attract what they desire into their lives. The book includes many quotes from these people.

The original version of the 2006 film The Secret, is centered around Esther Hicks, an American inspirational speaker and author of the best-selling series The Law of Attraction, translated from a group of non-physical entities called Abraham. Discovered by Rhonda Byrne during her research for the film, “Hicks describes what she is doing as tapping into “infinite intelligence”. Hicks, after refusing to re-negotiate her contract with Rhonda Byrne, was edited out of the final version of the film.

The Secret states that the law of attraction is a natural law which determines the complete order of the universe and of our personal lives through the process of “like attracts like”. The author claims that as we think and feel, a corresponding frequency is sent out into the universe that attracts back to us events and circumstances on that same frequency. For example, if you think angry thoughts and feel angry, it is claimed that you will attract back events and circumstances that cause you to feel more anger. Conversely, if you think and feel positively, you will attract back positive events and circumstances. Proponents of the law claim that desirable outcomes such as health, wealth, and happiness can be attracted simply by changing one’s thoughts and feelings. For example, some people believe that using the Secret can cure cancer.

(From Wikipedia)

Phrases to think about:

has attracted a great deal of controversy;

which determines the complete order of the universe;

desirable outcomes such as health, wealth, and happiness.

Some criticism of “The Secret”:

The claims made by both the book and film have been highly controversial, and have been criticized by reviewers and readers in both traditional and web-based media. The book has also been heavily criticized by former believers and practitioners, with some claiming that The Secret was conceived by the author and that the only people generating wealth and happiness from it are the author and the publishers.

Others assert The Secret offers false hope to those in true need of more conventional assistance in their lives—for example, in 2007 Barbara Ehrenreich, an author and social critic, ridiculed the book’s weight control advice to “not observe” overweight people. According to the Religion Dispatches, Byrne argued that natural disasters strike those “on the same frequency as the event” and implied the 2006 tsunami victims could have spared themselves. In businesses using the DVD for employee training or morale-building, some reacted to it as “a gimmick” and “disturbing” like “being indoctrinated into a cult“.

In 2009, Ehrenreich published Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America as a response to “positive thinking” books, like The Secret, that teach “if I just change my thoughts, I could have it all”. She worried this was delusional or even dangerous because it avoided dealing with the real sources behind problems. It encouraged “victim-blaming, political complacency, and a culture-wide “flight from realism” by suggesting failure is the result of not trying “hard enough” or believing “firmly enough in the inevitability of your success”. Those who were “disappointed, resentful, or downcast” were ‘victims’ or ‘losers’. Ehrenreich advocated “not negative thinking or despair” but “realism, checking out what’s really there and figuring out how to change it”.

(From Wikipedia)

Phrases to think about:

those in true need of more conventional assistance in their lives;

ridiculed the book’s weight control advice;

victims could have spared themselves;

being indoctrinated into a cult;

the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking;

political complacency;

those who were disappointed, resentful, or downcast.

Поразмыслив над интересными фразами, смотрите фильм “Секрет” и улучшайте свой английский, а заодно и жизнь! Свои впечатления о фильме, как и о языке фильма, оставляйте в комментариях.

— Фильм “Секрет” на английском —

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