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on 16 August 2014
I loved this, with a couple of reservations. The best thing is how he gets you to laugh at your ego, instead - as so much of the self important spiritual and personal development industry does - turn it into the enemy. By laughing at the ego Wilde disempowers it. It is a hilarious read, and encapsulates what spirituality should be about - removing the struggle from life and being powerful but in a light, easeful way. The exercises he suggests are brilliant, like "doing rain". - practises to increase your resistance to discomfort. So simple and so powerful.
I do think he gets confused about emotions. There is some nonsense about all anger is about loss ( I recommend Karla McLarens 'The Language of Emotions' which shows how all emotions are valuable tools to help mediate the real world) but as the world in general is emotionally pretty stunted, I can forgive the author this. Just about the nearest I've found to that elusive life manual I've been searching for!