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on 22 May 2003
I felt compelled to write about this book. The title led my girlfriend to believe it might offer her some advice on simply chilling out and learning to better cope with life's stresses and strains. Putting a day's work behind her and not bringing it home, that kind of thing. She was wrong!
Frankly, it's garbage. If you believe in reincarnation, karmic penance, spirits choosing the body into which they'll be born (and reborn), unconsciously making yourself suffer for what your spirit did in a previous life, the tooth fairy, maybe it's the book for you. If you have an ounce of intelligence and the ability to think for yourself, I would advise you to steer clear.
The author's explanations on how people's lives develop intellectually and emotionally, and what fate throws at you during the course of your life are self-contradicting, illogical, ill-conceived and easily manipulated to fit into her personal opinion (which is prone to change from subject to subject). The author treats her (minority) opinions as facts. These 'facts' can be neither proved or disproved until death by virtue of their nature. I have a circle of friends and acquaintances which is quite diverse, but I don't know anyone stupid enough to take this book seriously. I am unable to comprehend that it ever came to be published.
That said, my girlfriend has now found a way to relax after a long hard day. If she's feeling down or stressed, she picks up this book, reads a few pages and smiles as she ponders that somebody, somewhere, may actually believe this stuff!