I first heard of Sonia Ricotti as a fellow Hampton Roads author. I LOVED her book Law of Attraction Plain and Simple, primarily because it was one of the most clear and sensible treatments of the LOA that I had ever read.
When I heard she was coming out with a new book (this time, from the wonderful folks at New Page Books), I couldn't WAIT to read it! I just finished Unsinkable: How to Bounce Back Quickly When Life Knocks You Down a few days ago (review forthcoming) and it's so inspirational. If you're "stuck" or discouraged, I think you'll love Unsinkable--because it's packed with practical wisdom, grounded insights and Sonia's characteristic warmth.
For now, here's an excerpt from Unsinkable, in the section about faith. Enjoy!
Have Faith in What Will Be
Faith is an interesting word. When I researched it in various dictionaries, I found that it has many meanings and definitions. I have also found that it means different things to different people. To some, faith is a religious term; to others it represents hope and belief in something, but regardless of what the word means to you, faith can offer comfort when you are faced with challenging experiences.
I found my favorite definition of the word in the English Word Dictionary:
Faith: A strong or unshakeable belief in something, especially without proof or evidence.
Faith is what I had when everything in my life felt as thought it was falling apart. Without it, I’m not sure how I would have gotten through everything. Believing in something bigger than myself, believing that everything was going to be okay, believing that something incredible was going to come out of it is what helped me move from the deep darkness toward the light.
…Think of a time in the past when something major happened in your life when you thought it was the worst thing that could possibly have happened. Then, a month, a year, or two years later you realized it was the best thing that ever happened to you.
It may not be clear right now why things are happening the way they are. But having faith and trust that it is all unfolding as it is supposed to can having a calming effect when you are in the midst of a chaotic storm. Have faith that it is all unfolding for a higher purpose. Be patient. The purpose will reveal itself with time—if you allow it to.
-- Janet Boyer, Amazon Top/Vine Reviewer, author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse (Schiffer 2012) and the Snowland Tarot (Schiffer 2013). Featured in Tales of the Revolution: True Stories of People Who Are Poking the Box and Making a Difference (A Domino Project eBook edited by Seth Godin)