Thoreau's 'Walden' and Ayn Rand's 25th anniversary introduction to 'The Fountainhead' summarize my library well.
This self-help audiobook wins on so many fronts. I have completed this title three times in my first year of owning it. If you have no regrets about your past and no fears about your future, carry on. For the rest of us, there is 'Untethered.'
- The author puts the reader in the driver's seat. Untethered dances with and unites various schools of eastern and western theology. But in contrast to stereotyped theologies where your behavior is guided and judged by a higher being, Singer puts full control of happiness in the reader's hands. It's your choice. And that's what all the theologies (in Singer's interpretation, which I enjoy) are saying. The consequence of not taking control is not a scorned afterlife or life of guilt, it's simply Your Loss, Right Now, which Singer subtly convinces you is worse than any of the aforementioned. It's this 'selfish' road that Singer lets the reader walk that subtly and ultimately frees the reader from their own mental blocks.
- The narration is SUPERB. Berkrot reads this book as if he were throwing a bucket of ice water at your face, telling you to wake the hell up and free yourself from your own mental and emotional restraints. He interprets Singer's words beautifully, with force and high fidelity; I can't imagine this book being narrated in any other fashion.
- Singer pulls no punches. He goes after your heartbreaks, anxieties and insecurities with simple words, repeated messages and dismantling intentions. And then teaches not only HOW to do dismantle these fears for yourself, but WHY it is utterly essential for you to do so. The tales of 'The House' and 'The Dog' are wonderful; I find myself thinking about these allegories often.
Bravo Michael Singer and Peter Berkrot.
His tone and his whole involvement in the material. I thought the author was reading it. His voice was soothing and entertaining at the same time. I'd like to listen to other books he narrated.
I love love this book. Amazing. I've read a lot of self-help books, but this one was delivered in such an easy way to understand. It MAKES SENSE. I've already ask myself "Who am I? Who is the one who is bothered?" It helps you to take a step back and be more aware of your incessant thoughts.
Absolutely!!! This book answers so many questions about personal freedom, LIBERATION IN A CLEAR, SIMPLE, why-did-I-not-realize-it-before way!!! Thanks, Michael for figuring it out for me.
I am only halfway listening to this book but I love the analogy about the thorn, how we so protect our endless pain and drama and cling so tightly to them instead of just letting go and stopping the madness within. Brilliant.
I loved it when he said if you want to quit smoking, stop putting cigarettes in your mouth. Personally, I want to lose 5 lbs. so I'll quit shoving food in my mouth. Funny but very, very true!!!
Yes, were it not for so many distractions and things to do. But I plan to listen to it over and over again.
This book should be spread like the Gospel. As the other reviewer wrote, in my case, Mr. Singer is just as great as my other favorites: Ram Dass, Don Miguel Ruiz, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak.
The author continually undermines his arguments by using Christian concepts to support them (Angel of Death,the Gospel of John, Jesus, Christian concept of God). The rave review from Deepak Chopra should have served as a warning. No doubt, this 'best selling author' will be featured at Learning Annex's all around the country, for years to come. To cleanse the palate, pick up 'god is not Great' by Christopher Hitchens.
To paraphrase Singer; each day might be my last - and I could not possibly risk wasting any part of what is left of my life - reading this dribble.
All but the part about finding your inner voice.
Painful to get through...
Content was amazing but I kept getting distracted by the poor audio editing... The volume went up and down, almost like the narrator was whispering at the end of each sentence.
I don't know where to begin, I have read several spiritual books but this one pulls everything together. I definitely am going to listen to this book again. Peter Berkrot has an excellent voice, he spoke with authority and soft when he speaking about God, the unknown, the underlying energy that drives everything. Chapter 17, Contemplating Death frighten me due to transitions of love ones, it is funny, I know that I and people I care for are going to die but it is always a shock when it happens. Maybe it was Deepak Chopra who said, make death your friend.
Butterflies are Free to Fly by Stephen Davis reminds me of The Untethered Soul.
When Peter was reading the part of the voice in your head, it made me laugh because it felt so real. I could defintely relate.
I want to incorporate the techniques of this book into my life.
Not to be missed. Is the ultimate spiritual pick me up I heartily recommend it I have read it or listen to it at least five times Sandi