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I recommend you read my book, "In It Together", twice. Like in the movie The Sixth Sense, the end of the book...

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If you haven't already, I recommend you read my book, In It Together, twice.

Like in the movie The Sixth Sense, the end of the book seems to turn many things upside down: A world of seeming problems becomes revealed as a world absent of evil and problems at all.

On your second reading, you get to see how I purposely dig in and agitate the reader a bit in the beginning, without that purposely agitated reader being you.

A supposed message of love and unity is useless if it lacks a deep honest palpable acknowledgment of the pain, anger, agitation, anxiety, violence, and horror in our world of seeming problems.

I often feel the biggest obstacle to implementing a movement based on true love and positivity is fake love and toxic positivity.

There are many false paths. One is to seek the elimination of pain, anger, fear, and so on, which is futile. Perhaps more dangerously enticing is the false path that seeks to deny them entirely, as if to bury one's head in the sand.

The irony of the comfort zone in which so many find themselves trapped is that really it is no more comfortable than these lands of happy freedom you find once you leave the comfort zone. You can't escape discomfort, but you can escape the comfort zone and free yourself of the addiction to comfort itself. You can have freedom, meaning spiritual freedom, meaning happy free-spiritedness.

But you cannot accept that it is what it is if you dishonestly deny what it is.

We must cry to be truly happy. True happiness isn't holding in your tears. It's being happy even when they fall. Because they will fall. You can run from it, whether with escapism or dishonest denial, but you won't succeed. Lies don't change the truth, and you can't escape the inescapable.

While many futilely seek to escape or dishonestly delusionally deny the existence of the inescapable water, we can instead learn to swim.

You don't need my book to learn to swim, but whether you are already on that path or looking for it, I hope my book helps you.





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I have read In It Together for a third time now. This time I took deeper notes to see what I missed since reading it for the second time. You learn something new each time you read the book from beginning to end. You did a great job, Scott incorporating "hidden messages," so to speak, from all different perspectives generating new lessons each time. I will forever keep this book on my shelf and have already gifted it to a few friends.
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Meghan Soderholm wrote: May 11th, 2023, 2:24 pm I have read In It Together for a third time now. This time I took deeper notes to see what I missed since reading it for the second time. You learn something new each time you read the book from beginning to end. You did a great job, Scott incorporating "hidden messages," so to speak, from all different perspectives generating new lessons each time. I will forever keep this book on my shelf and have already gifted it to a few friends.
Thank you so much for your kind message, Meghan! This made my day! :D
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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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Post by Meghan Soderholm »

You're welcome, Scott! Your book is beneficial! I am in the process of getting my life-coaching certification, and your book puts a lot of things into perspective. I will use the book with my future clients and recommend it.
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Post by Limpho Mojakisane »

I am currently still reading this book though I purchased it a while back. I should say, it's really insightful and I honestly am enjoying it so far. Wonder why i took so long to read it..
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Post by Akangbe Opeyemi »

I agree with you on this. This book is not a book that can be rushed neither is it a book that should be read once. To better understand what was written in it and also to pick up parts that you missed during the first reading, it is advisable to read as much as you can.
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Every time I read the book, I get a slightly different perspective about the thing I was reading about. May be reading several times might give a consistent idea.
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I am currently still reading this book though I purchased it a while back. I should say, it's really insightful and I honestly am enjoying it so far. Wonder why i took so long to read it..
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Yhup definitely going to read the book again after my exams. I admire your work so much. The book has upped my mind game for real. It’s a blessing. Thank you!
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Embarking on my second journey through 'In It Together.' The first read turned my world upside down; can't wait to see the depths this dive reveals.
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I've read it just once and I'm still taking down notes. It's quiet alot to take in. I will have to read it again before the mid of this year. Its a really great book.
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This is a really great book. I recommend this book to everyone, expecially those struggling with self worth. You are worth it . And you'll get through this.
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It is a really great book. I wish I could get about a hundred of this and just share it. People really need to read this book. I wish I could write like this. Lol.
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Post by Shirley Labzentis »

I just finished reading In It Together for the third time, and I have to tell you that the more I read it, the better it gets. The first time that I read it, I really did not like the book. I thought that there was a lot of repetition, and your ideas jumped around a lot. The second time that I read it, I understood it a little better. Now, the third time was great. I think that I fully understood the points that you were making, and everything made sense. A fourth time is in the very near future.
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I have finished reading it for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I must say that it is really worthy of reading it every month. I think one can learn greatly from the teachings of the book.
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