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)
This book was more than I expected. I am recommending it to all my friends. The narrator did an extremely good job. After listening to the book I want to go back and read the book also. The best way of living the author's words is to hear it, see it, and start living it by doing it.
This book is life-changing. It is one of my absolute favorite books and I have grown and learned so much from
If you are ready to hear this message this book is simply liberating. I listen to it on audible again and again because it has taken my spiritually to the next level again and again. I am glad that its version on audible is so well read and the quality is impecable. Not all of them are.
I bought this book because I'm working with the concept of letting go. Letting go of the intensity of painful feelings that switch me from high anxiety to numbness. This book was the opposite of helpful. It did not describe letting go as anything different than what I already do. That is, I let go of all attachment in life to the point so that I don't feel pain but then the same is true about feeling joy. He spends a lot of time on living your life like you are going to die tomorrow because you will live differently. Not the right thing to say to someone who is very depressed because the reply is "so what." I listened to the end but this book is so completely out of touch with the 2 sides of the coin of detachment. Detachment is fine for some but if you have any trouble attaching to joy, steer clear from this book.
This book started off good, really getting me think about "what is self?". But then it got tediously repetitive, saying things like: "just don't close your heart - it's as simple as that... all you have to do is keep your heart open", over and over, in various different ways. And the most painful part was the final chapter or two, when he started trying to define God and what he thinks/feels. blah! So glad to be done with this one.
I am pretty sure most people will find at least one treasure in this book! Most definitely a life enriching experience. My complaints are poor logic in some places, and a lack of practical tips ... some parts of the book are like the author's statement that one quits smoking by not putting cigarettes in one's mouth ... not much practical value in such advice. Other parts are much better though.
I did not enjoy the narrator's somewhat caustic style but even so I am very glad I listened to this book!
It started out great had a lull in the middle, and ended really strong. Ready to live life without judgment. Okay great read even for someone who is not religious, like myself. Good unbiased guidance.
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