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)
Okay, I love Tolle, Dyer, Chodron, Chopra, Ruiz, Byron Katie, and many others, and that won't change. But for the clearest explanation of how to disregard that 'nut' running commentary in my head, this book wins hands down. It is funny, I mean oh so, 'oh my goodness of course' belly laugh funny, and sensible and simple. I love simple. If you really want to understand who 'you' are...the real you behind the insanity, this is a great book. I found the narrator to be fine, not perfect but I had no problem listening to him. Listened all the way through first day and started over.
I have listened to this book about 8 times. Everytime I re-listen I hear something new.
It has chaged my life and given me freedom. Thank you Michael Singer for sharing this wonderful way of living.
Peter Berkrot's performance is soul searching, but at the same time allows me to laugh at the
Probably should have been listened to in one sitting, but definitely one that I will listen to a second time.
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.
This spiritual book taught me to detach more and to let go, which isn't new to me, but it's presented in a different way. I love it!
The only criticism I have is with the narrator. He tended to drop the volume of his voice on the last word of the sentence. I'd have to go back and listen again to get the one word.
Fluctuation in voice to add dramatic effect caused volume to fade too low to hear at times. Too much attempt at dramatization.
Any book on the topic of consciousness will have a couple of useful nuggets and this book was no different. Just hard to stay interested between the literary style and narration.
The Power of Now may be advanced and take great concentration, but I found it much clearer and that it did a phenomenal job of explaining the topic. I recommend that book instead.
I listened to this book over and over. There is a sense of peace and surrender that comes over me after I finish a chapter.
Quieting the mind chatter.
It gets really good at chapter 14 and beyond
lean back and let it pass through you.
Keep this book handy. You will refer to it over and over again.
Listen to the narrator for yourself. I found the narration good and the reader had appropriate deference and sensitivity to the content. I did not agree with the harsh judgements regarding the narrator, it was fine for me.
This book feels like a good distillation of the many books I have read on Buddhism, positive psychology and just good ways to live fully. I recommend this for anyone who feels blocked in life.
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...
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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!
The single greatest element of this book was the "Allegory of the House." Essentially, one will gain greater insight into the concepts shared after having progressed through the book up to the Allegory itself. However, I feel the Allegory itself could serve as a stand-alone. I kept waiting for the book to give more credit to divine intervention. While this is not for everyone, many people relate to this concept. The author does bring this point around in its own chapter near the final points of the book. If the God themes aren't for you, you'll be ok. If the God themes are your thing, you'll also be just fine.
The story did nothing, if not to help you find that other people are experiencing the same inner nuance you are. For instance, the author, at the very beginning, relates to the reader by admitting that he has tried to tell the voice in his head to 'Shut Up.' This relatively regular theme of intermittent candor is refreshing.
I think Peter did a respectable job. My concern with his reading of this work lies solely in his volume level. Sporadic is the best word for it. At times, his volume is normal, and easily received, While other times, when he seems to be attempting to do the author justice, he lowers his voice for dramatic effect. More than a few times I struggled to comprehend what he had said, forcing me to rewind the audio and re-listen. I'm not sure what this does for my stats on the mobile app but I was concerned. ;^)
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.
This book was definitely worth reading it changed my whole view on life itself. It makes me grow as a person and love life as it is. I will highly recommend reading it.
"I loved this book."
This book brought me back in touch with myself - my real timeless self not my ego constructed self.
Whatever drama is unfolding in your / my life its possible to get in touch with a very peaceful presence within your own true self. Then you become calm and unshakable.
I loved being able to seamlessly switch between the audio and the text and sometimes both at once.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get back to the heart of the matter.
"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!
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