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A fun take on vulnerability with some blind spots

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2019

Enjoyed this book and the reading. Brown has worked on the craft of presenting so the delivery, to a live workshop, is very engaging with lots of great stories. She weaves in the stats and the various points she wants to raise beautifully. The key blind spot is the impact of her personality style on her conclusions. From the stories my guess is that she has a fear based personality structure that is constantly on the lookout for danger, while striving for safety and security. For instance, at one point she says that if you don't embrace vulnerability joy will be foreboding. That is, you'll be expecting bad things to happen so you won't allow yourself to feel joy. That's true for some with a particular personality structure, but it's equally not true for others. So I think this is an excellent book for making a case for vulnerability, but perhaps does a disservice to itself by trying to explain everything through the experiences of a particular personality structure and squeezing everything into the lens of vulnerability.

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Compares Poorly to the book

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-2019

This is a recording of a lecture and pretty underwhelming. I am a fan of the Untethered Soul and the Surrender Experiment - perhaps 2 of the best life guides on the planet. This audio fell well short of those masterpieces.

Wondrous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-2019

What a way to live life. Having loved the Untethered Soul, I purchased this after a recommendation from a friend. I thin its one of the most inspirational books I have read in that it's a lived experience of what it means to trust life and be in the moment. It confirms my experience that life will be magical if only we can get out of the way.

A book of freedom

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2016

For anyone who is searching for truth or is curious as to why the world is as it is and what can be done to change it, this book a wonderful beginning and an even better reminder of how to master the game of life.

Interesting but overly complex

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2014

I could not get through this book. The concepts are interesting but I found it too much of a slog, accentuated by the readers accent. Not one of my favourites.

Mind Bending

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2014

If you could sum up What the Bleep Do We Know in three words, what would they be?

Mind-blowing, Irreverent, Intriguing

What did you like best about this story?

A fascinating and easy to understand look at the latest cutting edge science with glimpses of the intersection of science and religion. A life changing book if you will allow it to be.

What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Fun, humour, irony.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's too much for one sitting. I have listened to it now perhaps 20 times, and each time I take it slowly, remembering new things.

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