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resonates, but lacks depth and empathy.
on 16 June 2012
Whilst the content of this book is well written, concise and genuine seeming, it (in my humble opinion) lacks empathy. Those of us travelling on the path come from a very diverse set of experiences and I get the distinct impression the writer has had a rather easier life than most. The events he describes as having had a traumatising effect on him to me seem like minor glitches.. So many people experience such severe trauma in life that it will take enormous reservoirs of strength and will to transcend the wounds and bring about transformation. This takes time, lots of love and hence, patience. It is by necessity an intuitive process, slowly growing into our true selves and thereby deconstructing the programming that has us attract so much adversity. People choose to read these types of books because they hope to find some validation of their inner work, resonance. They also are often hoping to be inspired and gain more insight, and this is where this book lets us down. It is a series of chapters focusing on the theories of "unfoldment" the path as I call it. There is virtually no practical application that can be helpful to people. Now, I know that this journey is all about inner archeology, and is essentially a very personal experience (all roads lead to rome eventually), but we are, through our connectedness and empathy able to help each other along the way occasionally. It is through our deepest wounds and suffering that we emerge with a great deal of compassion, and empathy for ourselves and others, mirroring the infinite LOVE that is the great spirit, the writer seems not to really get that yet. Rhetoric is fine but ultimately without those gifts falls short of touching base. So, a good book in some ways, but if you are looking for information that will connect to what you already know within but have trouble remembering than look for other material.