Editorial Reviews. Review. An incredible ride through the corridors of consciousness, taking Brad Blanton has developed the simple concept of honesty into a pragmatic system — Jacques Werth, author of High Probability Selling. Radical Honesty has ratings and reviews. In it, Dr. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explored the myths. Radical Honesty is a technique and self-improvement program developed by Dr. Brad Blanton. The program asserts that lying is the primary source of modern.
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If applied this book could certainly have dramatic effects on ones own life as well as others. Blanton provides the tools we can use to escape from that jail of the mind. My greater interest in concealment, from onward, lay partly in realizing that we might want to confess something we feel guilty about mainly to relieve ourselves of the burden of carrying a secret or being unforgiven.
I’ll start with the good part. It hurts a lot. People are killing themselves by constantly thinking about what they “should” be “doing. Social media and a swing towards authoritarianism have made social situations more judgmental.
Use language to its natural limits to describe what you feel as you feel it, even if you fear it is childish or illogical. I have to agree with them – I don’t think I’ll be doing that anytime soon.
Se quer se salvar escute o que eu tenho pra falar! I think an editor could have greatly improved the presentation of the concepts. At a Moth Mainstage event inradio producer and writer Starlee Kine related her experience with Radical Honesty, which she labelled a cult. Did I really want the gobstopper or was I after change for the parking, he wondered? We learn to condense experience, and we then all, individually, experience the problem of reductionism.
That relieves a sense of obligation for taking care of each other sexually and opens up an area of permission to play. When I am describing to another person how things are, I am always describing how things are for me at the moment, or I am not telling the truth. In fact, if he hears someone tell a lie when he himself knows the truth, he can’t even simply not speak—he has to reveal the truth under any circumstances.
Being willing is what counts. Politeness and diplomacy are responsible for more suffering and death than all the crimes of passion in history.
God forbid we should get too happy! Chickenshit is a normal greeting that doesn’t mean what it says, as in “Hello, how are you?
This book is for that group of people that is growing larger every day—-those whose thirst for knowledge and willingness to share overrides their defense against embarrassment. You are invited and requested, but not obligated, to take care of me.
Of course it’s one of those you can take a chapter at a time, so nothing lost, but I read a few other books since starting this one.
This book is about noticing how we internalized some rules, some ways of living lying, withholding If you state the subjective truth of your feelings, including honetsy hard look at your assumptions, honeshy is not only honest but essential to growing up and being free.
I will perfect one day if I do all of these things, and no bad feelings will ever be able to touch me again. I was brought us by a messed-up family and rebuilt myself with therapy, patience and YES a whole lot of transgressive truth telling.
Then I can tell them that I appreciate them being so kind to me, and I hope I can do the same for them when they are feeling bad, and to speak up about how they’re feeling if they can. A neurotic is a person who incessantly demands that life be other than it is. I’ll share one of honedty with you: The rightness or wrongness of what she said or did is irrelevant. But others are more like themes:. This book is a classic everyone should read. This is a profound book with a revelatory thesis–a must-read for one and all.
Unbearable lightness of being, because once you realize “being” is effortless, that there is no one true meaning to life, you gain “lightness” but this lightness is unbearable because you let go of all of which you were holding onto, and have to learn to appreciate the insecurity that comes with it.
Being honest means saying what you feel when you feel it, and HOW you feel it. It is for people who could use a real shaking up, to break free from the false security and real stress of a false persona.
And this newly revised edition is even worse! It is a shock program most properly applied to people who are consciously or unconsciously living out self-destructive scripts that they internalized from somewhere or another, for people who are being btad, fundamentally dishonest with themselves and with others.
As I got older, I found this more difficult, because of what some call karma: This honestj is a fun mix of little nuggets of wisdom gold and shaking my raidcal at how narcissistic the author is.
The Radical Honesty technique includes having practitioners state their feelings bluntly, directly and in ways typically considered impolite. Growing and sharing, rather than stagnation, occur in a context of uncertainty Just as we fear the consequences of expressing anger or sexual feelings, we fear the consequences of giving and receiving love. Then we come along with our little post-it notes about what it all means.
I cannot decide to love or trust, but I can decide to be personally honest or not. Even at the possible cost of his own life and the lives of people he cares about, he still can’t lie to save them, because his brain is wired to speak the truth. Reads like a madman’s manifesto but there is a lot to take from it. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and the author of Radical Honestysees trying to do the right thing as a problem.
When we communicate our resentment to the person we resent, the anger dissipates more completely in the moment of expression.
You resent people, not facts or vague “its. Some of these are worthwhile, such as the excerpt from The Grapes of Wrath about an encounter with a self-pitying man who walks around with an exposed and weeping eye socket. Preview — Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton.
The author advocates meditation and other methods of learning how to become more aware of how you are feeling when you are feeling it. Author Brandon Mendelson is known as a practitioner of a modified form [ clarification needed ] of Radical Honesty. He advocates for being honest in your dealings with all people as a way to keep yourself “sane” and to have true intimacy with others, instead of having fake relationships based on how we are “supposed” to act.
So keep those things in mind, plus a few radicao