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Practicing Radical Honesty

How to Complete the Past, Live in the Present, and Build a Future with a Little Help from Your Friends
Narrated by: Brad Blanton
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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Blunt, shocking, and sometimes profane, this exciting audiobook blasts self-help and feel-good remedies to expose the lies with which we imprison ourselves. It talks straight, hard, and true to the heart of the human condition, pulling no punches. It gives us simple yet revolutionary tools to break out of our minds and into a direct and immediate perception of exactly where we are - then shows us how we can together create a world that works for everyone.

The audiobook is divided into five sections:

  1. True Individuality
  2. Community and Compassion
  3. Creating Your Own Destiny
  4. How to Speak and Listen Your Projects into Reality
  5. Paradigms and Contexts: The Revolution of Consciousness as Political Change
©2001 Brad Blanton (P)2017 Brad Blanton
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Great content, terribly read.

I was very keen to devour this book, and the content is clearly profoundly helpful. But the delivery is quite simply awful. I don't like being so harsh, but the reader (also the author) really hasn't got the skills or charisma to do his book any justice. I really wish he had got a professional in to read it for him.

I will try to continue listening to the book to see what I can get from it, but I find it very difficult to absorb the lessons as he has a strong accent and he kind of lazily slurs his way through the book.

All that said the content is very good. I've done training workshops with Peter Ralston, who teaches very similar distinctions. The book attempts to teach us how to become identified with the "noticer" of our experience, rather than living in a reactive chain of events and identifying with our justification stories. Very clear and helpful stuff!

I might just have to buy it on Kindle to get the most from it, and avoid the frustration.

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  • Jo
  • 26-01-20

Liberating

Excellent, to the point, a perception changer.
I came across Brad after finding autogenic relaxation on YouTube. very useful tool. I aim to read the rest of his work. intelligent, witty and occasionally blunt. No nonsense approach.

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  • Hilary Whatley
  • 08-06-19

Branches away from Radical Honesty

A disclosure: this book is not as much about ways to practice radical honesty - it branches off into other areas mainly focused on mindfulness.

That being said, it isn't a bad book for what it does talk about. He spends a lot of time discussing his existential beliefs (a blend of Buddhism with agnosticism if you ask me). Doesn't talk much about the higher self concept or other high power. He does discuss consciousness and awareness as our primary identity.

I wish he would talk about the importance of emotional awareness and processing as keys to self-realization, and radically honesty, as he talks about the benefit of BEING. I feel these are the missing pieces of the past generation - we don't know how to feel our feelings without reactance and without resistance. We may not even be aware of our feelings, which motivate many of our actions (such as telling little white lies). We also don't know how to interpret and understand their meanings, or how to think our way out of darker emotions, in order to prevent future suffering and improve our ability to manifest happiness - and to be more authentic! If we did understand the emotional foundation that motivates lying, we could be more radically honest. However, Brad does a great job discussing the importance of BEING with our body and its sensations, without too much thinking, so that our mind may be a tool for our Being, rather than the opposite. I felt he had a lot of good advice and thoughts in this area.

He presents a great project write-up idea to organize your life goals and purpose, and he also talks about some of the neat things he does in his workshops - such as a naked self-disclosure group event.

It's a good book, it's not as great as his first (which really is fantastic) - but still, you can gain a lot. I wish he incorporated suggestions for applying TACT when being radically honest - this can serve as the bridge to meet us halfway on our journey to Truth Land.

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  • MSFSculptor
  • 05-01-20

Honestly

The book’s information is truly valuable. The author however should not be reading this . His voice is bland and dull and sounds droaning on and on and ugh on instead of motivating. It’s frustrating wanting to gain benefit of the ideas presented and fighting the desire to stop the droaning.
Please get someone else to read this!

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