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Being Real: An Ongoing Decision Paperback – March 14, 2000

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"Bruce Scott's Being Real gives directions about stepping out of what don Juan called 'Phantomhood.' It is fun reading and gets right to the point: use your awareness and discover reality."
—Dr. Arnold Mindell, Author of The Shaman's Body

"When you stand for what you believe, this is the ground beneath your feet. This is the common ground of being as the context for our daily life. A must read for all seekers."
—Ondrea and Stephen Levine, Authors of Who Dies? and Embracing the Beloved

About the Author

Bruce Scott, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist, teacher, and writer based in Northern California. His published writings and interviews have delved into the motivations of children and adults behind their public selves.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Frog Books; First Edition edition (March 14, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583940243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583940242
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,096,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After I read Bruce Scott's "Being Real" I noticed a very real shift in my perceptions. The shift came about not so much from "trying" to utilyze the information in the book, but in how I began feeling about the world around me. Bruce takes you through many experiences that were fascinating to read about, yet I have realized I am beginning to pay attention to how I am reacting in my body to the many energies in my workplace, and even in my own home. I began asking myself if my reactions had an agenda of their own, if I was being real. I really loved going with Bruce on his journeys as I read. A great book, looking forward to the next.
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In Being Real, Bruce Scott reminds me of the magic of living. Unlike many books that leave me awed but somehow discouraged by the gap to my own life, Being Real is inspiring because it feels so close, so encouraging for my own experiences and perceptions. Bruce Scott's story is personal--he speaks from his heart, from inside his own struggles and confusion...and the fire of awareness that comes from there. Through his own journey, he takes the not-so-fantastic stuff of everyday life--relationships, odd encounters, dreams and the environment--and reveals its absolutely fantastic nature. Out of sleep-walking comes the magic of daring to follow yourself, your body, curiously discovering what that humble wisdom is all about. This book is a radical living practice, touching me deeply. In fact, Bruce's book is a star on the map for me, saving my life by saying through the "crazy" is the magic is the real. Thank you.
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I met Bruce Scott and read BEING REAL: AN ONGOING DECISION in manuscript form two years ago. Today, BEING REAL has found its way into the form of this book and Bruce Scott is my friend.
I can tell you, each time I decide, myself, to hit the road of awareness (again), every time I wake up from forgetting and remember to pay attention (again), I'm glad I have Bruce's book in my backpack, along with my toothbrush and a notebook of my own. BEING REAL, for me, is a red velvet pouch full of sparkling insights, respect, and wonder.
BEING REAL is about "mystery." It is about "what wants to be revealed in the present moment." It is about "perception." And, as Bruce Scott says, the amazing thing is, "you must call the information forth."
If you feel drawn to the title, maybe you will like this book.
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I wondered, as I contemplated what to write, how much if any I should reveal about my personal relationship to the author of Being Real, Bruce Scott. I quickly realized it is not important. What is important is that reading his book affirmed many of my own most sacred beliefs. I live in the body of a "minority" person and have had numerous experiences that lie outside the perihery of the mainstream. I have sought through many channels ways to affirm and support my existence in the world. The words and experiences contained within the pages of Being Real: An Ongoing Decision often had the effect of bringing me home to a place I know in my most sacred self. There were many times I felt relieved to have words put to some of my innermost thoughts about myself and the world I live in. Bruce has a deft way of uncovering the myriad ways in which we indidually and collectively limit and repress that force in us which wants to live and and do so fully. This book is a must if you believe that we have yet to tap our collective potential. That potential can only be realized as we individually risk, as often as we are capable, being real. Real with our intuitions, body sensations and that still small voice knocking at the door of our hearts to bring us more compassion for ourselves and others. Bruce Scott's book is a signpost on that path. Do yourself a favor. Read it and share it with others.
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It has taken me several months to review this book..which is just right..i previously thought i had reviewed it after having read it for the first time..(i am currently reading it for the third time..) but somehow my review never made it to the computer screen..this book has become to mean so much to me..each time i read it-i learn new things about myself and about relationships. each time i read it, i notice more, i feel more, i laugh and i cry more. in between reading this book, i have started to learn how to notice things..how to listen to my body, how to be intimate with people..all people, and what that really means..to be intimate..i have begun to learn how to stay with myself..to follow my heart..although at times it has been hard..and truthfully, as bruce says in the book.."friends will drop away" - they have..and while those experiences have been challenging..they were just right..this is more than a book..it is a way to get to know yourself..to learn how everything is relationship. everything. it is work, to be real..at times i have become lazy in terms of my awareness, my presence, my quest to remain "real"..and have noticed at those times, i begin to physically feel weak..tired, farigued..depleted. i encourage everyone to read this book and to share it with anyone you wish to..it will be a fantastic surprise!
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