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Interesting, a little short, I am a little confused on a few points...
on July 18, 2012
So, I bought this book after having seen Sonia Ricotti in interview. Actually, I found her more convincing in interview than in her book.
She didn't invent the principle, which is linked to the Law of Attraction, but it is explained in her own way. I have no doubt that this woman, author, is very professional in what she is doing and convinced by what she says.
It is just that it is treated a little lightly according to me in this book, while it is not a light subject at all.
When I saw and listened to her interview, she seemed to have crossed terrible moments, and I was relating to that, since I almost got out of terrible moments myself now.
She was saying that she lost her house, she needed surgery because she had a life-threatening condition, she discovered her soul mate was an alcoholic and so, she got separated from him and couldn't see her step-children anymore.
And when we read her book, we discover that actually, her house was not her house, but her boy-friend's house, that she actually didn't need surgery, because the problem she was supposed to have, mysteriously disappeared (?), she speaks of her step-children just like I do here, saying "step-children". Nowhere their first name, no details about them, no anecdotes, nothing, obviously this woman has no idea what it is to raise kids. We don't even know if they are girls or boys!!!
And she "discovered" her boy-friend was an alcoholic???? I don't know how she did not notice that before! And if this boy-friend didn't tell her before he was an alcoholic, it doesn't show a big trust and respect towards her... So, maybe it is better she is not with him anymore. And I am surprised that the kids are left with a man who drinks, even if it is their father.
All this is a total nonsense, it looks like nothing.
I think that Sonia wanted to prove that she knows what is the suffering, but she obviously has no idea of what it is at all, because when someone crosses difficult moments, there are details and sensations we never forget.
Actually, I think I would have preferred that she mentions nothing, it would have looked more sincere. Here, a lot seems fake, and if she exaggerates about these serious things, we may think she maybe made up all the rest...
Because she talks about people who really had extreme painful situations in their lives, like cancer, loosing a child, etc. The worst thing we can imagine. But the author seems unable to know and feel what it can be to find ourselves in such situations. It is like if she had no idea about what is a feeling.
The whole thing seems a little superficial. It doesn't seem to have been actually lived.
She also says she has wonderful parents and a brother who is her best friend. Good for her! I think once you have that, the most important, a supportive family, all the rest doesn't matter.
Unfortunately, not a lot of people are so lucky.
What I mean is that it is easy to be very optimistic when we have the fundamental in our life.
Beside all this, this book is easy to read, it is not great literature, but it is pleasant to read, it is quick, and I agreed with most of the ideas she is developing here, it is a rather boosting book, so if you need some help, it will actually help you in the positive way.
I am just very confused and disturbed because I don't really trust the author here. Wanting to be successful is understandable. Now inventing situations in the aim of having success and giving hope by a fake way to people who are really in a very hard and sad situation is not acceptable. I may be wrong. But I'm afraid I am not.
This book doesn't scream "truth"...
I am a little bit disappointed and it kind of removed the sympathy I could have for the author initially.