Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.
Dr. Hawkins' previous books focused on advanced states of awareness and enlightenment. Over the years thousands of students had asked for a practical technique by which to remove the inner blocks to happiness, love, joy, success, health, and, ultimately, enlightenment. This audiobook provides a mechanism for letting go of those blocks.
The mechanism of surrender that Dr. Hawkins describes can be done in the midst of everyday life. This audiobook is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality, and spiritual growth.
It is an invaluable resource for all professionals who work in the areas of mental health, psychology, medicine, self-help, addiction recovery, and spiritual development.
©2012 David Hawkins (P)2015 Hay House
We all know the truth that if we are dissatisfied with our lives, nothing will change until we change. But how to genuinely do that beyond just the words or the intentions? This author speaks from his own, as well as his patients, experience to share a simple process that brings more freedom, joy, and love into our lives. Just try it with 100% daily focus for 2 weeks and you WILL see an improvement.
Thoreau's 'Walden' and Ayn Rand's 25th anniversary introduction to 'The Fountainhead' summarize my library well.
The premise of this book--letting go of negative feelings--is a good--if not excellent--premise. The first chapter's hook is thorough and humorous. Lownds is a fine narrator. The execution of this book, however, is a step short of complete failure.
Hawkins' rhetoric on the benefits of "this technique" (as he frequently refers to the act of "letting go") is pleasant--if not healthy and beneficial listening. But when he dives into his scientific proofs of these benefits, he sounds like a complete fool. There is no quality science or evidence to be had in any page of this book.
There are good takeaways from this title, but for a wholly more satisfying read on this topic, turn to Michael Singer's "The Untethered Soul." Don't waste your credit here.
My key takeaways from "Letting Go:"
- The hierarchy of negative emotions: apathy, guilt, fear, anger. Courage is the breakthrough to the positive side of the spectrum.
- Guilt steals our past and present. Fear steals our present and future.
- The three states of consciousness: inert, excited, peaceful.
- The ego can be credited as the source of all sadness.
That you could validate the information for yourself, instantly, was a very rare gift.
Many books on matters of the human mind, experience, or spirit, and or matters of spirituality, use esoteric sounding language and teachings of the ancients to fluff-up what is being presented--it all sounds very impressive--which the reader is then largely expected to take on faith. Not so with Hawkins' work; He tells it like it is, and shows the reader exactly how we may experience the truth of this work for ourselves, right now, as we read. I have nothing to compare Letting Go to because I don't know of other books like this. It is a unique writing.
Absolutely Wonderful! A true gift to the world. Dr. Hawkins set out to help alleviate human suffering--no easy task--and his work Letting Go is a must have manual for anyone with a human life. Suffering comes about as a consequence of simple misunderstandings, about ourselves, and others. Thank you Dr. Hawkins for all your work.
The book is about letting go. The author goes and and on, chapter after chapter, about how great it is to "let go". However, he never gives you any techniques or directly applicable advice on how to actually "let go". Very disappointing. Returning the book. Just trying to help other potential listeners from a wasted credit.
Always Learning though I'm not sure it changes much of your life to be honest.
I wanted to like this book so much and thought it would be really good and it wasn't. It's a reasonable primer for psychology students in that you do learn some new good information but the KEY issue is "letting go" and that's what he never, ever gets into as to how to do that.
Chapter 2 is a rough idea, but no examples or imaginary scripts of the inner dialogue that needs to be exchanged to help us learn how to "Let go" of basic feelings.
First of all you need to be in therapy just to know what your biggest problem is in order to know who you are and what to be alert for, and most of are not as helping people by doctors today is a multi billion dollar business few of us can afford while most people never do get better no matter how much they spend.
THE CRUX of the book should be how to implement "letting go" ,and yet that's the least of the priorities discussed, so I didn't like the book at all and I listened to it twice just to make sure I didn't miss something.
If it was never published! VERY Disappointed in Hay House. I thought they had more integrity that publishing this junk.
I have ready hundreds of books on Zen, Meditation, Personal Growth, and other such categories. This book is full of nothing but filler words, examples of people that overcame this or that, but with no discussion of how or what they did.Intro: The book starts off talking about how great Hawkins is, and all his wonderful books. After about 45 minutes of this nonsense, I thought "What is that about"There are chapters on various emotions. Let me show you the content of the worthless mess. Example - "When you feel happy, you feel good, at peace, at ease, you have a feeling of being at one with the world, feeling good, you feel like saying hi to people, you feel wonderful. When you feel happy, you are in the good place, everything is good in the world. That leads to you have a better outlook, you feel positive, good about the day, you feel great, happy, pleased...... "ON AND ON AND ON CHAPTER AFTER CHAPTER.Then Examples like this "There was a man that was fearful about losing his job. When he finally lost his job, and got a new job, he found he was better able to handle the fear better" -- OKAY, AND... ?Many examples that the above.
The narrator had a pleasant voice, too bad it was wasted on this junk.
The ENTIRE BOOK
TAKE THIS OFF Audible.
Completed in the last year of Dr. David Hawkins life, this book is a masterpiece summation of his teachings. Written in easy to understand language, well read by Peter Lownds, "Letting Go" guides you through steps to free yourself from feelings and emotions that are blocking you from true happiness. This is the best book of its type that I have ever read.
A great life changing Book!
Letting go by David R Hawkins narrated by Peter Lownds is one of those books which you just can't miss if you are a seeker of truth.
Be enlightened !
This book has changed me and freed me in ways no other book or experience has. I listen to it over and over and each time learn something new. Its concepts are proven out in my life, some almost immediately upon hearing them. So simple to implement and absolutely astoundingly powerful.
"a book every human being alive should read"
Dr. Hawkins is legendary. one day soon the World will know. <3 This book is the answer to all our problems plus so much more.
"An exceptionally influential read"
The book has become my first point of reference to understand and manage my emotions and feelings. The content is simple and profound, the narrator is an excellent choice, it's just a brilliant read/ listen that I just love picking up and listening to the specific topics again and again as needed. Thank you David R. Hawkins for sharing your priceless wisdom, you have made me a happy and content soul, something that until my first read I was at a loss to find.
A very insightful book with an honest approach.
Shame about audible books not having the same table of contents as the hard copy as this would make it easier to follow
excellent book. i had to restart midway as I thought I missed the actual mechanism of surrender, but I realized that the author does not actually give a mechanism because one has to experience it. best to start from the last chapter. the bio of the author
"Eye opening philosophy "
Loved it. Would recommend to anyone interested in finding a new way to deal and manage their emotions.
Excellent insights delivered in an easily digestible format. The reader is also easy to listen to and understand the material. David writes with some humour and a take on our modern day lifestyles for us to associate with
I tried it. Only got through the first few chapters.
There seemed to be long list about the very obvious, little research or objective evidence for the claims made and although this book claims not to support any faith or belief system, it appeared that adopting the ideas in this book might be a belief system in itself.
Sorry sent it back.
"Auras, Vibration energy etc..."
I suspect this book may have a valid central message however I couldn't pursue it due to the discussion of auras (which are "scientifically proven" by "experiments") and "vibrational energy" which transmits our emotions to every living thing in the universe apparently!
"not an easy read but very interesting "
very interesting and intellectual, not the easiest to follow, need to concentrate though out x
Loved it, made perfect sense to me and has helped me immensely to come to terms with many of my internal issues
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