Wild Attraction by Paul and Patricia Richards
On the surface, Wild Attraction looks like just another relationship manual. It could easily be mistaken for a How To Have a Spiritual Relationship book, and that’s what I thought before I started reading.
The more I dug into the material though, the more I realized that the concepts presented turn our current view of successful relationships upside down. Some of the ideas directly contradicted what I believed was required for a relationship to be successful. This was initially difficult for me to digest, and even still some concepts I still am juggling and not quite sure how they fit in with my own ideas and experience.
For example, what do you mean relationships aren’t supposed to require work??? 🙂
Maybe if I had read the book cover, A Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship then that wouldn’t have been as much of a surprise. 🙂 And in that light, Wild Attraction is definitely not for everybody. If you are comfortable in your ways, or are content with having a good enough relationship then don’t waste your money on this book.
On the other hand, if you’re drawn to a path of challenge and growth, and what it takes to experience a truly extraordinary relationship then give this book a read. Wild Attraction is not a ‘quick fix’ to relationships, but rather, the book takes a long view of first making ourselves ‘extraordinary’ so that we can be ready and available for relating with other ‘extraordinary’ people. In this context, it may take a year or years to grow enough to even consider yourself a truly viable candidate for ‘extraordinary relationship.’
There are some very wise insights and practical exercises within Wild Attraction that I have already begun to apply in my life; I can feel some differences shifting within me that I know will manifest in the outer world as these latent gifts mature. I know in my heart of hearts that an extraordinary relationship is what I want, and I will continue to explore this book and it’s exercises.
This isn’t a book to be read once, but rather, a book to be read over and over until the concepts are no longer ideas to practice, but rather, ways of being.