One of the best books I've ever "read", if not the best one.
It made me go look for other titles with his narrations. He's that good.
If you're open minded enough, this book can change your life. If you are depressed, overwhelmed or feel stuck in life you've got to listen to it.
This is an excellent follow-up to 2 books I had read previously, The Power of Now and A New Earth.by Eckhart Tolle, in that this book guided me gently through "how to do it". At first it seems too simple, but bear with Michael Singer throughout the entire book. By the end I had a gentle path to help me stay in the Now (or continually return there anyway). As I re-read this book, even small parts of it are guiding me onto a higher spiritual plane.
I have not read the print so I could not compare. But I LOVED this book. I listened to it twice in a row! And will listen to it again soon.
Ask yourself why you are doing something, to find out your true motives for doing it. And that I am not my bad habbits. I am much greater than one single action. This book really helped me to open myself to all that I am and all that is around me.
What part of my is being disturbed by the perceived problems? This is how I can 'fix' it. Allow for space between an event and my action. Take the seat of whitness and change my frame of refrenece. The world is not out to get me. Most people are moving through life unaware and reactive. Act with intentional awareness.
This book is one that I will listen to over and over. It is probably the best of many self help books that I have read. It will allow you to be more free.
The Untethered Soul is a practical, logical and pragmatic guide to end the suffering we create in our human existence. Never before have I connected so deeply to a book. Michael Singer explains in very simple terms how fear and past hurt keep us stuck and how to move beyond that. By the end of this book, my life had changed! I highly recommend this book to the logical minds who doubt there is any realm beyond the physical.
Once I figured out who the voice in my head was I was able to learn how to stop the the damaging actions it caused. The truth is that voice can lie! It can also build the person you want to be and nurture it. I will listen again because there is so much you need to think about and learn after the first read. I just need to review to see if I missed anything!
I applied the message right away and my life became much easier after the first hour of listening.
No but he is wonderful.
No-I listen while I walk my dog-it is a daily treat and gives me time to absorb and think about what I have heard that day.
This book has changed my life and relationships for the better. It has brought peace to my life. I am a better person.
Seriously - if you have any interest at all in self-improvement, spiritual growth and learning to live a life free and in the present, you need to read this book. This is one of those things that I can't even describe in a review - this book is an investment in yourself, and i encourage everybody to read it. Seriously. Just trust that sometimes the Universe puts a message in your path that will help change your life and make you grow into a better person - this is that message.
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The conclusion was disappointing. I would have it rely less on theology.
The ending was a let down. The central message was about knowing your self. The author offered great guidance about training thoughts, up until the last chapter. Suddenly, armed with my toolbox, anticipating a wild conclusion, I was left slightly disappointed, about the message...just have faith.
fatherly, confident, assertive
Yes. I was left inspired to practice taking experiences in and letting them go.
There ware many helpful lessons about understanding internal energy. Michael Singer explains that if you hold on to experiences, wether good or bad, they create blockage.I am currently going to practice taking things in and then letting them go so that I could always be ready for the next experience.
The narrator. While the book is pretty good, the narrator was challenging. In addition to what might best be described as a nasally sardonic tone (perhaps this is how he usually speaks?), he seemed to periodically get distracted and direct the end of a sentence towards something over his shoulder. This resulted in a lot of speaker oriented neck craning and volume twiddling... only to then have the sound restored to normal levels. This improved towards the end but I lost a few concluding remarks which might have been important to my overall understanding, though possibly not given that most of the key themes and messages were repeated - albeit in various guises.
The repetitive aspect is not a serious criticism as repetition of 'the central philosophy' seems to be a feature of many self development and spiritual growth tools - perhaps the drip drip method is the one most proven to have success with 'reluctant transformers' and certainly helpful if, like me, you tend to find yourself drifting off... In any case there were some genuinely positive and useful messages nested in there and I have consequently found myself successfully practicing some of the little loving gems he recommends while having what might usually be more challenging conversations with e.g. parents. All in all a good book - though still not sure the narrator, with his slightly nasal disbelieving tone, was the best choice to deliver the author's message.
Yes and no. I can get through many more books audibly but feel print is best for highlighting important quotes, taking notes, and bookmarking.
"Acceptance means events can make it through you without resistance".
Just a great perspective on how we can overcome the chattering mind and feel more at peace.
I have now listened to this book about four times. It is amazing in its enlightenment of becoming aware. It does not contradict with any religious belief. Singer simply explains the truth about ourselves and our minds. The miracle of life is truly the center of his thesis. Living life one second at a time. The truths discussed have been discovered and taught by others but Michael Singer seems to be able to relate it and teach it very simply. It is much like a book on Physics. These are simply laws of the universe and not opinion. The narrator Peter Berkrot does an excellent job...so good I assumed I was listening to the author since Berkrot speaks as if he is an expert teaching and not a narrator reading.