In a crowded genre, Singer offers a fresh approach, definitely worth a listen.
I teach meditation to men and women in recovery. Recovery from addictions is an ongoing battle for health and the perspective offered in the book is hugely helpful in the deep work my clients must do. The separation of heart and head is understood on multiple and complex levels, identification of the process of addiction and calling the soul back in is the primary message of the book and recovery. The book is a wonderful adjunct to the 12 step program.
This book is thoughtful and uniquely insightful, highly recommend.
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.
I enjoyed the audiobook. The narration was good and did not distract from the content. I have definitely gained insight; as well as learned to new tactics for living a more complete life. It is the type of audio book that is worthy of being listened to and reviewed at least three or four times.
No I have not
Path to freedom
Worth the buy!
yes and I intend to - it's not complex and I found it a valuable listen first time
uncomplicate your life
easy listen and suited to the audio format. good for those who have been looking for a more practical approach to harmony with their soul and taking control of the ever thinking brain
I find that I listen to this book over and over....then sit and contemplate it many times... IT's well read, almost like the author is speaking to you personally...NOT like a typical reading of a book.
not yet, but will find his work and buy again... his voice and manner is very pleasing to me
If you are looking for an easy way to help understand the 'mind' vs the 'Mind', and all about the I AM 'Super Conscious' then please get this book.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This is a great book and I listen to it over and over - something I rarely do with other books. I love his ideas and the way he thinks! I truly learned a lot!
Life changing book!
All of it from beginning to end!
I loved the whole book. Everyone should read this, especially if you are really ready to be happy no matter what!
It really hit home for me and I want to recommend it to all of my friends and family.
I will read this again!
IT Manager and life long learner
Covers much of the same material as Haidt's Happiness hypothesis. Great insight into the practice of mindfulness. Very inspiring listen.
Fabulous, deep and freeing
Possibly the Power of the Now as it is in line with being conscious and present
Very good narrator
How to be more aware of my mind and the silent witness that is behind all that is.
This is a very very good book for those who want to explore conscious awakening, zen meditation and living on the principle of the Tao Te Ching. Michael Singer has by far the best way of putting all the depth of this knowledge in a delightfully simplistic manner. I highly recommend it.
This is one of the best books on mindfulness I have experienced. I will listen to this book again, with the exception of the last chapter where it began to feel like the author is biased towards the idea of a christian god. However, the rest of the book does not share the feel of the last chapter and I would greatly recommend it to anyone looking to become more mindful in their lives.
"You have mistreated your mind by giving it a responsibility that it cannot handle. You want everything to go your way, you want to be safe, so you tell your mind to make it so. It tries, day and night, never stopping to create a world you feel safe in. The problem is, it's not changing reality, it's building a false reality in your mind. Your mind is so active because you gave it an impossible task to do. Release your mind of the responsibility of making sure everyone and everything will be the way you need them to be so that you can feel better inside. Just experience life instead of thinking about it. Everything will be okay when you are okay with everything."