Somebody Should Have Told Us!

Simple Truths for Living Well
Narrated by: Jack Pransky
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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What if peace of mind, beautiful feelings, little or no stress, wonderful, healthy relationships, and greater effectiveness were right at your fingertips and you held the key but didn't realize it or didn't know how to use it? That is what somebody should have told us!

This audiobook is about how we all have a state of perfect mental health and wisdom inside us that can only be covered up by our own thinking and how our use of our power of thought creates the "reality" we see, out of which we then think, feel, and act. Here are 10 simple but profound truths for living well, arising from three spiritual facts that once grasped or truly realized can transform one's life. This audiobook has the ability to spawn insights that change the lives of those who come to understand the simple yet profound wisdom contained in this audiobook. In fact, it already has. 

This audiobook is the essence of self-help in that it points people inside themselves for all answers. It shows people how to access their own essence whenever they need to. It shows people how they create their experience of life moment to moment. The audiobook is authored in an easy-to-understand manner with many stories of how people's lives have changed. When we were growing up, nobody told us what this audiobook points to, but somebody should have told us! And it's never too late. 

About the author: Jack Pransky, PhD, is founder/director of the Center for Inside-Out Understanding. He authored the books Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond, Parenting from the Heart, Prevention from the Inside-Out, and Prevention: The Critical Need and coauthored Healthy Thinking/Feeling/Doing from the Inside-Out prevention curriculum for middle school students. Pransky has worked in the field of prevention since 1968 in a wide variety of capacities and now provides consultation, training, counseling, and coaching from the inside out, throughout the US and internationally.

©2011, 2007, 2005 Jack Pransky (P)2018 Jack Pransky

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Your thoughts create your life.

background water/ocean was annoying. Loved the teaching though!!!! Great stories of life revelations delivered with compassion.

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Life changing

The three principles: A must for anyone wanting greater peace of mind, clarity and wisdom.

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Excellent examples of how to chose a healthy mind

This is one of the best books of self help that I have encountered. I love the real life experiences shared.

Thank you.

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  • lawrie minty
  • 05-17-19

thoughtful

at its core this book is believable, however as a teacher I found it too flowery. I will listen again and keep it as valid reference material, but it didn't speak to me

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-17-19

great book

I enjoyed reading it, but it was even better listening to Jack Pransky narrate the book.

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  • Paul W. Sutherland
  • 03-12-20

A collection of other people's stories.

Probably the most frustrating book I've listened to on Audible. While there were a few reasonably good points, it became a bore listening to long winded stories.

The constant rushing sound of waves in the background, whilst original, was a big mistake. Sometimes it was difficult to actually hear the words over the noise. I couldn't finish the book.

Compared to the Enlightened Gardener (Sydney Banks) this was well below par.

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  • planetjanet
  • 03-08-19

Life changing

I already had the paperback version, so I knew how good this was, but I wanted to hear Jack reading it himself - he's so passionate about the Three Principles and that passion really comes across in the audio version. Plus these days I prefer to listen rather than read. What a shame, though, that the ocean noise in the background is so loud. I found it distracting, and my partner, who has Meniere's disease, found it too confusing to listen to at all.
That apart, in my opinion this is the best book about the 3P's you'll find. I'm sure I shall listen to it many times. Inspiring, and if you 'get it', life changing.

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  • taheya
  • 02-27-20

struggled to finish this

i am a fan of sydney banks he shared wonderful insights. Michael neill gets the messages across in a clearer way for me than jack pransky. also the audio with wave sounds is very distracting.

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  • andrewsmith303
  • 02-24-20

Awesome book

awesome audible book very wise words from Jack.
He is such an amazing and wise man s true inspiration for all humanity.

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  • Leaholivia
  • 01-09-20

Wow!

Thank you so much Jack Pransky for being 1 of the things that has changed my life!

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  • Sheridan James
  • 10-11-19

Life changing

A great three principles book, explained with clarity and kindness. Highly recommended for those seeking peace of mind and a more meaningful life.

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  • Callum MORRISON
  • 09-09-19

Insights through articulating and discussing case studies

The case study method doesnt suit all readers. i believe that for readers already with foundational knowledge of sydney banks’ three principles, the method provides insight that other methods eg narrative and hypothesis, do not!

I have foundational knowledge of the three principles, and a personal rather than professional interest in the wirks of sydney banks (deceased).

Pransky has a way of writing (narrating) that is simple and clear. As a scientist, his approach is to methodologically approach problems, analyse to identify points of note and or inflection, give insights from the academic literature, and conclude. For instance, i found from this book that the case study method he uses in this book reveals and reinforces many points that may otherwise be more obscure were other methods used.

In conclusion, i felt my knowledge of the three principles advanced and deepened. Specifically, i listened to the audible version of the book, and appreciated the authenticity brought by pransky’s own narration. I recommend the narration



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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-20

Nothing new.

A misleading title, there is nothing even mildly insightful contained in this text. If you want to emerse yourself in a heap of self-indulgent spiritual mumbo-jumbo, which this book essentially is, just go and re-read Eat Pray Love.
Furthermore, the waves were rather irritating throughout the entire performance.