THE TRUTH: In Stores Today

The Truth An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil StraussIt’s a strange process to release a book, or anything, into the world.

Already, the first articles about the new book are turning into a strange narrative that is so far from The Truth.

So in preparation for you to read the book today, I want to tell you what my thoughts are on The Game and The Truth.

Just so whatever you may read, and however things may be presented, you know my direct thoughts.

I see them as bookends.

The Game leads to The Truth.

That’s why one is designed like a black bible and the other like a white bible.

In the media, The Game seems to be portrayed as the douchebag handbook by those who haven’t read it.

In real life, The Game is simply the story of my journey through the seduction community and the characters in it.

It’s what I thought was positive about that world, what I thought was negative, and what I thought was interesting. It’s how I got seduced by it and how I left it.

So it would be impossible for me to ever renounce The Game as a book. It was a part of my life.

However, the world of the pickup artists is another story, especially since a certain element of it has become increasingly hateful over the years.

But, despite all the insane behavior even I witnessed at the time, it has ultimately been the single most important positive influence on my life.

Up until The Truth.

If I had known about the things in The Truth, I wouldn’t have needed The Game.

This is true on a sexual level, because in The Truth I infiltrated sexual subcultures where you don’t need any Game to have a night of decadence and connection that you’ll never forget. Everyone is there solely to hook up.

And this is true on a transformational level, because in The Truth, I went straight into the operating system that is my mind and debugged it. Basically, everything related to Deep Psychology that I’ve been sharing with you over the last two years has The Truth as its source.

This is why when I look back not on The Game itself, but on the person I was during that period, I see a lot of problematic beliefs. Especially when I think about the reason I entered that world, which was based on a fear of rejection and a need for validation and control.

And this is a great shift in thinking to have.

Because if I hadn’t grown and changed, there would be no point in writing a new book.

It’s the next stage of the journey—if you’re ready for it.

On the surface, The Truth may be a journey through modern-day harems, scientists, swingers, sex addicts, sex anorexics, priestesses, leather families, former child actors, relationship gurus, murderers, geneticists, and the terrifying secrets of my past.

But it’s ultimately about getting to a place where the only validation you need is from yourself. And from there, you can then bring forth anything in your life from a place of true inner strength, confidence, and centeredness.

If The Game was about pretending to be non-needy, The Truth is about actually being non-needy.

It’s the best, most important book I’ve written. And it answers some of the biggest questions there are about sex, relationships, monogamy, and CNM (consensual non-monogamy).

So I’m excited to share it with you.

Thanks for continuing on this journey with me.

I have a feeling this new book is going to hit some of you hard.
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Published on October 13, 2015 11:57 • 597 views • Tags: deep-psychology, neil-strauss, relationships, sex, sexuality, the-game, the-truth, transformation
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