Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.
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"Read this book carefully and you will get more than a glimpse of eternity." (Deepak Chopra)
I wanted to like this book, but I had to stop after 9 chapters. The author keeps hammering the same point in various incarnations: disconnect from your feelings, disconnect from reality. It's Buddhism repackaged for a casual Western reader, a collection of New Age mambo jumbo pop psychology.
Thoreau's Walden ("Reading") and Ayn Rand's introduction to The Fountainhead (25th anniversary edition) 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.
Spirituality made simple. As simple as that. This is not your usual spiritual comercial book. This is simple, but serious stuff.
A must read, a book about what we are doing to our selves. Reminding us to and how to live in the present moment. How to help heal our hearts and lives and others around us
Listen over and over until you get it, if you don't already. It might be a bit much for those new to this, but I loved it. Will listen many times. A classic, great. Love! Highly recommended.
I'm on my third listen. I have never done that with any other book. Ever. This book will change everything. IF you contemplate it deeply and act upon its teachings. Powerful. The way out of suffering. Just read the first two chapters, then tell me it doesn't describe you perfectly. We are all the same yet different. And this book helps put context to our suffering and shows the way out!
"Getting rid of that voice!"
I have listened twice and keep going back for reinforcement.
It really helped me to shut up that constant chatter, as an over thinker? I now understand that it wasn't over thinkimg but the voice/chatter in my mind overtaking.
Easy to listen to and follow - good sense of humour helped
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be able to shut up that chatter and really think!
The concept of ones self.
No but I will
I feel I understand myself much more and I have a new out look in life. This book is truly life changing. I have shared this book with my friends and family and everyone loves it and cant wait to share it as well.
"One of the best I've purchased."
I've listened to more than 50 audio books on spirituality, Buddhism, enlightenment, awakening etc., and this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review.
The author offers many great metaphors and stories to help the listener really understand the concepts discussed. I can already see how easy it 'could be' to change my behaviour, my perception and my experience of the life that flows through and around me - concepts I'm looking forward to playing with from this moment on.
In summary then, this audiobook offers many of the concepts and ideas that others do, but in a way that helps the listener to think about how he / she can apply them in a practical way to day-to-day life situations, and in turn step that much closer towards awakening.
"The Sweetest Enlightenment"
l listened with bated breath as Michael A. Singer's writing opened new parts of Mr on this spiritual journey of mine. The narrator is a stellar. This book to me was the sweetest enlightenment.
Simple. Direct. Pictorial. Freeing.
The Untethered Soul is a best seller for me.
love this so much it takes you all the way from a busy self obsessed mind to going beyond into disattachment and freedom. think I'll listen twice
This is the first book I have read that made a distinction between the voices in your head (internal dialogue) versus the impartial observer.
Through many examples the book explains how to separate your thought processes from yourself. The challenge is to see and separate while understanding your transient role in this universe.
I chuckled quite a bit in some parts and scratched my head in other parts.
Definitely a book to listen to over and over again. Like its guidance to seek happiness in everything I shall be returning to this book to try to gain more of the knowledge it seeks to impart.
Highly recommended, this book from start to finish had me wanting to hear more... will be listening again.
"I'm going to start again from the beginning immediately!"
This is possibly one of the most important books for anyone who is interested in the spiritual path, or the pursuit of happiness, or living in freedom, or embracing life...
Clear, concise, and enlightening!
Get it now!
"Incredible spiritual advice, the missing manual"
Very inspiring advice. I finished it and am going to start it again as the advice is so good. Recommended!
"Inside Your Mind"
Easier to sit back and fully focus on the information especially when you are on long journeys or lie back and relax before bed
A Course in Miracles
But Untethered Soul should be read first. Clearing your mind first then
A Course in Miracles to charter your course in life
It just made you more aware of yourself
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