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You Were Not Born to Suffer

How to Overcome Fear, Insecurity and Depression and Love Yourself Back to Happiness, Confidence and Peace
Narrated by: Blake Bauer
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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In this life-changing audiobook Blake D. Bauer explains why depression, addiction, physical illness, unfulfilling work and relationship problems are caused by years of hiding your true emotions, denying your life purpose and living in fear.

Having already helped thousands of people around the world find lasting solutions that conventional medicine, psychiatry or religion couldn't offer, this book will show you how to free yourself from the destructive thoughts, habits and situations that are stopping you from being happy and well.

In simple practical steps you’ll learn how to slow down and create a healthier relationship to yourself that is based on acceptance, kindness, honesty and self-worth. You’ll also find out how to transform the stress, anxiety and insecurity that result from constantly trying to please others into lasting confidence, self-respect and inner peace.

Whether it’s negative thinking, financial worry, loneliness, guilt or self-doubt that’s holding you back, Blake Bauer’s words will move you to take better care of yourself, heal old pain and courageously move forward. If you’re ready to enjoy your life, feel passionate about your work and create fulfilling relationships, this book will support you to live authentically, love wholeheartedly and finally value yourself enough to put everyday health and happiness at the center of your life.

©2017 Blake Bauer (P)2017 Random House Audio
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Inspiring and moving

I loved every minute of listening to this audio book! I feel it has really helped me in the areas in which I've been suffering and struggling with.

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very hard book to get through and to finish, the narrator was quite hard to engage with

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Essential for every human!

You don't actually need to think that you are "suffering" to benefit from the immense wisdom in this book. It is a reminder to make sure you are living your life's purpose and draws from many sources, studies and inspirations so that it feels neither religious nor "new age" nor "self help" in genre, just true. Now I'm going to listen to it again from the beginning.

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reflective and an eye-opener

Blake reflection of the things he found on happiness will help you to see life, in both its macro and micro sense, a better place to be. Listening to this book is therapeutic. He also has done a great job narrating it.

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not good

did not find it compelling whatsoever very repetitive trying to figure out how to exchange it so I am not out of pocket for it.

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A genuine attempt but not scientific

What did you like best about You Were Not Born to Suffer? What did you like least?

A very positive message about love and honesty. draws on some good quotes.
Some sweeping claims that are not backed with evidence.
This is a book you have to take on faith.

What was most disappointing about Blake Bauer’s story?

It was rather vague about how to achieve his proposed loving state and following his advice could cause personal hardship on many levels.

Did Blake Bauer do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

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If this book were a film would you go see it?

no

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  • 30-06-2018

Life changing

Self-love is the foundation, without it... nothing can stand.

Blake puts it into words, reinforcing this truth.

Thank you Blake. You help save me.

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  • Scott
  • 19-05-2017

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Truly dreadful. Not a shred of science just a lot of nonsense. Don't waste you time or Money

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  • Pen
  • 19-08-2017

Practical handbook for those feeling unsure

Full of practical explanation, suggestions and exercises to help us return to who we truly are, to the person we feel sure we could be, but aren't, yet. .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-07-2017

We can all gain from the questions alone

Blake D Bauer has searched and found what it is to be a complete human being and in that much of what he shares is helpful whether you are really suffering or maybe just lightly living in fear. I will be keeping this book and listening to it again and again until I can feel true inside myself. Thank you Blake

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  • C.Meadleton
  • 05-05-2019

Interesting take on things

I found this book really interesting to listen to. Quite different in terms of the material covered when compared with other "help" books. I am thinking of ordering the physical book as there are exercises at the end of most chapters which I would like to do, without having to listen and pause for each question. I think the Audible book should have these questions as a file we can download.

I think this is the type of book that I will need to listen to more than once.

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  • Miss K L Simpson
  • 18-07-2019

Just amazing

I cannot express how amazing this audio book is. Everyone should read this. Just fantastic

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  • Joyce Malmo
  • 02-02-2019

Great insight, so true

Great book. Easy to listen to and very insightful. it's so true what's said in the book, and so simple!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-2018

Just brilliant

For me - life changing. Everything you need to hear in one book. Perfect in audio. Thank you!

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  • Farzam Barghian
  • 19-04-2020

Good book but not for me

I could see this working for many people, but it didn't communicate as much to me.

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  • Tim
  • 16-08-2018

Thought Provoking

Although I don't necessarily agree with everything in this book, there is a lot of truth here and I can see how this book will help a lot of people to feel better about themselves and lead happier and more fulfilled lives.

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  • Bangorboy
  • 29-07-2019

Disappointingly simplistic

Very disappointed in this. Found it very simplistic and superficial with very little of practical help. Just a formulaic American self help book: begin a chapter with a quote, spend several pages stating the obvious, then close with some affirmations. 95% of anything practical in this are the large number of affirmations however I personally have never found affirmations to be of any help other than in the very short term.