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Not too bad but maybe not the book for me!
on 18 November 2015
This book unfortunately didn't wow me. Of course there is something of use in any book but the way it is written got me all confused. I have the feeling that Mr. Goddard plays with words a bit too much. It is true that I am not British so English is not my first language but I would say that my command of the language is very good and I never have problems reading in English, which is actually my first language for reading. All the references to the Bible are also not really my thing but I knew that from other comments before I bought the book so I can't complain. All in all maybe not the book for me. I have been reading a lot of self-help books because I have been going through a very difficult period of my life and as I don't qualify for psychological help, nor can I pay for it I resort to books for the moral support that I so badly need. Although no one chooses to go through difficult period I have to say that this time of my life has also been a time of huge growth and enlightenment. I wish that I had gone through it during my marriage, then maybe I had been able to save it but no matter how much sadness I have in my soul that didn't happen.
This book is also full of repetitions and the constant repetition of the word Assumption is quite irritating, but then it maybe it was the way the Law of Attraction was called in times gone by. There are a few interesting point though, one is all the real cases at the end of the book which I found quite enlightening but also the exercise (which I have been forgetting to do) of thinking back to everything you did on a certain day by bed time, in reverse order. I did it two days in a row and then started to read a new book and completely forgot about it. This is done to develop the "muscle" of attention. Another topic of interest is the fact that if we can change our opinion about somebody, then maybe what we think about the person now is only relatively true. I had never seen things that way but I suppose that he is right. He also mentions one of the pillars of the Law of Attraction which is the fact that we should "withdraw our attention from all unlovely and destructive ideas, concentrating on the ideal you wish to attain". I think that all in all this book has its merits but maybe it should be re-written in nowadays' language.....