Review of "The Secret of Emotions"

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The Secret of Emotions is a warm, conversational 100-page book about how we misinterpret our emotions and, hence, make poor decisions and wind up in bad situations that leave us with feelings of shame and failure. Saint Rain explains how our emotions are indicators of the presence and absence of virtues, and gives practical advice on how to develop our awareness of our emotions so that we can accurately read and interpret them for successful outcomes.

The book is divided into three sections of roughly equal length: "The Secret of Emotions", "Healing Shame" and "Emotion as Spiritual Perception". In the first section, Saint Rain introduces the reader to many ideas that form the backbone of his thesis. A collection of crucial ideas is found in the two opening paragraphs:

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