Did you understand every sentence in the book, "In It Together"? If not, what part did you first not understand?

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Cryptic Spy wrote: February 3rd, 2024, 10:02 am I saw somewhere that Scott has written other books as well. Can someone please tell me the titles of those books?
Achieve Your Dreams: Why You Don't and How You Can
10 Step Plan to Promote Your Book: Online Book Marketing on Any Budget

both by Scott Hughes
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This part had me confused, leading up to it and afterwards. 'Philosophers can argue about whether there is a meaningful distinction between a dualistic interpretation versus a monistic interpretation of these separate components, and, if so, which interpretation more accurately describes reality. Such philosophers can debate what explains the so-called correlates of consciousness, of specific conscious experiences, in the material human brain'. That is all far beyond the scope of this unifying book.

Hughes, Eckhart Aurelius. In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All (p. 41). OnlineBookClub.org. Kindle Edition.
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Re: Did you understand every sentence in the book, "In It Together"? If not, what part did you first not understand?

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Lorna Philip Enslin wrote: February 4th, 2024, 2:05 am This part had me confused, leading up to it and afterwards.
Hi, Lorna Philip Enslin,

If you were confused leading up to it, then that suggests it is not the very first sentence in the book that you don't fully understand. Can you please quote for me the very first sentence that you don't understand?


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I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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I found "In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All," to be quite comprehensive and engaging. I did not encounter any specific parts or sentences that I did not understand. The book effectively conveys its message, and I appreciate the insights it offered. One profound lesson from "In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All" is the importance of empathy and interconnectedness in overcoming the challenges that divide us. The book delves into the idea that recognizing our shared humanity and experiences are crucial for building a more compassionate and understanding world. It suggests that by embracing our collective struggles and working together, we can find meaningful solutions to the issues that affect us all, fostering a sense of unity and solidarity.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading "In It Together." Despite having only read one other book by Scott, I wasn't disappointed. Every sentence resonated with me, and I found a meaningful connection with the narrative.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I found it easy to understand. I had a great feeling when I found the book resonates with me without any confusion.
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Yes, I believe I understood everything. However, that is my point of view, and maybe it turns out someday that I didn't, after all. We all have different experiences in life, and those affect the way we think and interpret what we see and read.
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We spend our days fretting about the future, but ultimately, no one knows when their time will come. With that in mind, we're all in this journey of life together. It's a truly remarkable book!
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With articulate prose and astute observations, this book serves as an excellent roadmap for those contemplating a journey into the book's world
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Yes, I understood every sentence in the book. It was easy to learn and the vocabularies were friendly and mild. Congrats on a great job writing it.
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I'd say I breezed through the book without hitting any snags. It all clicked for me from start to finish. How about you? Did it all make sense, or was there a spot that had you stumped?
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Well I must say the book was good. This is the first book I've read by Scott. The book was kept simple and easy to understand just that the title was weird not until I read the book.
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Hey Scott
Though I have no philosophical background, I am trying my best to understand every sentence that you have written in the book. I wasn't able to understand this paragraph on page 12-

"Rather, the political philosophy of political freedom, nonviolence, and self-government acts as an analogue for a much broader and grander spiritual philosophy of spiritual freedom. For instance, the political freedom that is self-government acts as an analogue of the much broader spiritual freedom that is self-discipline, comparable to the way self-employment—being your own boss—can act as an analogue of both self-government and self-discipline. In this context, self-discipline is just another term for spiritual freedom. In this book, self-discipline and spiritual freedom are synonymous terms; they mean the exact same thing."
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Priyankan Nayak wrote: February 22nd, 2024, 11:16 am Hey Scott
Though I have no philosophical background, I am trying my best to understand every sentence that you have written in the book. I wasn't able to understand this paragraph on page 12-

"Rather, the political philosophy of political freedom, nonviolence, and self-government acts as an analogue for a much broader and grander spiritual philosophy of spiritual freedom. For instance, the political freedom that is self-government acts as an analogue of the much broader spiritual freedom that is self-discipline, comparable to the way self-employment—being your own boss—can act as an analogue of both self-government and self-discipline. In this context, self-discipline is just another term for spiritual freedom. In this book, self-discipline and spiritual freedom are synonymous terms; they mean the exact same thing."
Priyankan Nayak,

Thank you four reply. Please can we take it one sentence at a time?

Let's start with the first one; do you understand that first sentence:

"The political philosophy of political freedom, nonviolence, and self-government acts as an analogue for a much broader and grander spiritual philosophy of spiritual freedom."


?



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"The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master."

I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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I also didn't understand Ram Dass' words quoted at the beginning of the book. However, after your explanation on the Q and A forum and rereading the book, everything is so much clearer.
"Listen to my meaning, not my words."
Thank you for the succinct explanation!
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