How to Be Free

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How can we free ourselves from mental suffering? How can we unlock what the poet William Blake referred to as “the mind-forged manacles” - those unhelpful, unfounded and inflexible habits of thought which keep us from reaching our true creative potential? More
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About Joe Blow

Joe Blow is the pseudonym for a man who, though currently happy and high functioning, has had a long history of mental illness, including endogenous depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. His writing is the product of a lifelong struggle to integrate flashes of insight and powerful symbols which appeared to him, often during what we might define as psychotic episodes, with observable reality and a rudimentary knowledge of science by appropriating useful concepts from the work of such iconoclastic thinkers as Wilhelm Reich, R. D. Laing, Keith Johnstone, William Blake and Oscar Wilde.

If asked whether this approach and this conceptual framework have provided him with a secure foundation for emotional stability, happiness and flowering creativity, Blow would reply, “Well, so far so good.”

He also writes humorous erotica under the pseudonym Aussiescribbler.


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Review by: lovereading007 on July 25, 2018 :
now how about being 50 shades kind of free? LOL
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Review by: Bradley Charbonneau on Feb. 16, 2018 :
Joe Blow writes, "The basis for loving behaviour towards others is the ability to love ourselves."

If the title is "How to Be Free" then this is certainly one of the ways. Maybe the most important? Maybe this is the one that will get us to (or through) any of the other ways to become free.

He asks in the beginning, "Free from what?" Of course, we each have our own version of it and thus each have our own answer.

But that first quote from him? That's all we need to get started.
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Review by: celticfanclub on Dec. 31, 2017 : (no rating)
Great insights, thanks!
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Review by: Kyle Crosby on March 14, 2014 :
Great insight to the mind. Thanks for sharing this wonderful book. Well done!
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Review by: Burns Well on Feb. 5, 2014 :
Pure wisdom. This writer gives a lot of insight into the workings of the mind and the nature of reality. I've read a lot of Osho's work, and this book is in deep agreement and is also a good supplement to that work.
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Review by: Babette Hugs on May 6, 2012 :
Excellent book. I bought this book a long time ago, but because of problems with my Kindle Reader, I lost it. I read the free version more recently. It is well written, and delivers up truths in a fashion not usually heard Thanks. Well done. Great job.
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Review by: ZVM on Oct. 3, 2011 :
This book is dark, deep and brilliantly written. I'm very moved by the author's candidness about mental illnesses, a subject that has become extinct in our conversations and dealings. Here is a person who reached deep inside himself and spilled his soul out onto each page... and he did it so eloquently. I applaud him for bringing me to tears.
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