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)
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Noticed that I should Never Gloat to be unstoppable; unlimited.
No,but I would attend if I can.
Yes and No; it was too profound that I personally have to listen to it serval times to decipher - partly I believe my English proficiency is a constriction that holding me back, but I think I'll get there pretty soon. - I can taste it!
Well, what can I say? there must be a
An inspiring view of self and our ability to obtain happiness. Gives a biblical basis for forgiveness and happiness in relation to today's world views.
This book was recommended to me via a podcast. It really hit a chord with me and has helped me immeasurably when the monkey in my head starts screaming about something. I go back to it again and again when I'm having a hard time letting something go. It's just something that happened; move on.
I hope you get as much out of it as I did.
I bought this book because of the great reviews but unfortunately I didn't get much out of it. If you have not read any other books of this genre then it may appeal to you but much of the material has been addressed already in a more substantial, mature way by other authors (Tolle, Chopra). I found this book to be very, very repetitive and at times felt like yeling out "I get the point'. I also found it to be quite immature in it's examples and logic for example: "Do you think God likes to be around people who are happy or people that are miserable" Imagine you are God and you pop down to earth and ask the first person you see, do you like it here?
So overall I would not recommend this book.
I run my own business so actual book reading is quite a luxury and one I rarely have time for... I drive quite a bit so thats where I do my best listening to audio books... as I find driving a little boring my audio books make it a pleasure...
hehe I think regarding this book... um me :)
there were no characters but Peter Berkrot is a great narrator!
oh gosh too many to list... and Im still listening so Im sure there will be more...
this was one of those perfect timing books, not sure why I even bought it... purely on the snippet and liking the narrators voice (that is really important to me)... it is an artform and not everyone can do it.
This is one of my all time favorite audios so far... and I listen to a lot of them. A great start to 2012!
I was mistaken when I thought this book would help me practice clearing my mind. I ended up being more frustrated than before simply because this book is filled with conflicticting and illogical arguments. I guess I'll just let it go...
I enjoy audio books and blogging.
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.
Well I thought it was a good book, with a lot of insightful information.. but the person who read this book read it at an insanely fast pace! and has a very annoying voice. no presence at all. Sounded like a high pitched robot on ultra fast reading mode to be honest. For a book as deep as this, the author should have read it himself, seriously. He cannot be happy with how this turned out.
At first I wasn't sure I liked this book at all. In fact the first couple of chapters made me angry. But then I settled in to the cadence of the reader's voice and listened, really listened to what he was saying. I ended up loving the book. In fact, I think for the first time I understand the meaning of "The Tao of Pooh."
"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.
"Just The Tonic"
This is my second listen and l felt moved to listen to it. l found more this time than the first.
This book is awesome in content, spirit and truth. The narrator is clear, dramatic and engaging.
Just the Tonic for the journey.
"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.
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.
"Terrible ending to an interesting read"
As with all spiritual books, you can never get enough of them. Each one brings something slightly different to the table and as you grow, your understanding of the messages and metaphors used changes with you.
There are some good metaphors used, interesting stories but..... the book is ruined by referencing bible quotes which start half way through the read. These seem so out of place with the rest of the teachings. To me it shows a lack of understanding on this topic from the author.
We all read these books differently but in my opinion they should never cross into religion which puts spirituality in a box and gives it a label.
A shame, but I will not be going anywhere near this author again.
"Rinse and repeat"
The most repetitive book imaginable. Without being facetious the contents could be clearly explained in five minutes. The author repeats the exact same premise over and over and over and over for the duration of the audiobook. I'm not joking, he must restate the exact same thing five hundred times.
What's more the premise is largely absurd. Summarised it can be stated as 'don't worry about stuff'. Let everything wash over you, don't identify, don't grasp, just go with the flow and be happy. All very well until you realise that the entirety of human achievement has been accomplished by people with the exact opposite mindset. Scientific advancement, social reform, human rights - none of these came about through people sitting around and 'just letting go'.
Maybe this book is a revelation for a lucky subset of the privileged middle classes, who may benefit from not dwelling on the horrors of life such as the dog groomerer failing to address Lulu's matted butt hair or when Tarqin's dance class has been cancelled for the second time this week. For the rest of us it's fuzzy idealism which not only cannot be followed in modern society, it should not be followed. I have a lot of time for Buddhists but the worldview of someone who spends their day up a mountain drinking tea and turning a prayer wheel does not translate well to those who live in modern, Western society.
It really sinks in you can go over stuff again and again
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Anyone who wants to know where they come from and where they've going in life MUST read or listen to this book
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