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 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 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!
Tranquillity, Prudent Decisions - creating your own history, Success
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.
Content was amazing but I kept getting distracted by the poor audio editing... The volume went up and down, almost like the narrator was whispering at the end of each sentence.
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.
This book is one of a kind!
Berkrot's performance was enticing, insightful and kind. His voice was persuasive, endearing, and pleasant.
One of my favorite lines was about "getting to know people, not just meet them." It changed the way I handle stress and negativity. Over time, I hope to learn how to completely reconstitute how I react in emotional situtations. dThis book gives me tools I needed to detach from stress and live fully in happiness.
Fantastic! Will listen again and again.
The author continually undermines his arguments by using Christian concepts to support them (Angel of Death,the Gospel of John, Jesus, Christian concept of God). The rave review from Deepak Chopra should have served as a warning. No doubt, this 'best selling author' will be featured at Learning Annex's all around the country, for years to come. To cleanse the palate, pick up 'god is not Great' by Christopher Hitchens.
To paraphrase Singer; each day might be my last - and I could not possibly risk wasting any part of what is left of my life - reading this dribble.
All but the part about finding your inner voice.
Painful to get through...
"Amazing and life changing"
A beautifully crafted indispensable guide to finding a more spiritual enriched path in life. A must read.
"Good for everyone"
Well read. Very helpful. If everybody read this book / listened we would live in a better world. I felt it very helpful and listen to it again and again. Each chapter can stand alone. So you can display in and out. Brilliant
First book on practical spirituality I have read that doesn't ruin the good stuff with outrageous claims... And it is good, amazing.
"A bit all over the place"
Bought this based on reviews and as a coach and helping people improve I was looking forward to it, especially after the first 30mins which really resonated and looked like it was going to deliver but it then goes off all over the place.
Touching on god a little too much but also just going too deep spiritually you feel it drifts or I did!
After the first 30mins only really took a few bits out unfortunately
Disagree re the comment about the accent being "Disney", it's just an American accent and actually I think he does a good job of making the meaning of the words clear. Gives a very accessible, western-lifestyle-friendly explanation of attachment and the tao. A good place to start if you're interested in the Buddhist principles of liberation from pain and suffering - inspiring and practical.
This is a book that everybody needs to listen to.
Sometimes it is painful to listen to as it tells us exactly how the chatter in our heads is fooling us repeatedly and almost constantly.
I've listened to other audio books that explain this but nothing that sinks home like this book.
I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
It took be a bit of time to listen to it as sometimes it brought up my fears which I need to deal with but obviously had been avoiding facing head on.
If the lessons sink in and I remember them all of the time and not loose them at times of crisis it will have solved the problem that had plagued my life.
That problem is getting stressed by certain people (people close to me + customers) and holding that stress inside me instead of observing it and not resisting it and instead just letting it pass through.
Same with jobs and paperwork that I need to get done (in the future).
He mentions "the deep seat of conciousness". That's where I sit & become aware when viewing my thoughts. It immediately calms my thoughts.
loved it and will read again. have recommended to many and they loved too !
Complex spiritual concepts unfolded beautifully with simple language. Definitely recommend this book for those who are beginning to explore spirituality and people who are distressed/looking for self help books :)
"Powerful, thought provoking and simply life changing."
Beautifully written and narrated in a language that makes perfect sense. Relatable, powerful and simply life changing.
"Everyone should have a copy "
This book will put your thought life into perspective. Should you find yourself doubting who you are this book will recentre you. We all have our off days but should you find yourself overwhelmed this book will provide you with a fresh way to view your situation. I loved the simple illustrations which helped in grasping the concepts.
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