The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul

The Journey Beyond Yourself

eBook - 2007
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Who are you? In this remarkable book, author and spiritual guide Michael Singer explores this fundamental question, seeking the very root of consciousness in order to help readers learn how to dwell in the present moment. Written in an engaging and uncomplicated voice, this book will open readers up to the radical and powerful experience of simply being themselves.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2007.
ISBN: 9781608820498
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill.


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Jan 16, 2021

In spite of some genuinely wise and thought-provoking parts, I found the writing, particularly in the last half, to be repetitive. The last chapter on God was unnecessary and preachy. Also:
-he writes from a perspective of a privileged white male, the founder of a multimillion-dollar software company : the idea to "just have fun with it!" for someone enduring poverty, mental illness, abuse, racism, or loss is a ridiculous statement that invalidates trauma or real life events of any kind
-the idea that God wouldn't want to be around people that are always unhappy, he wants to be around happy people. (WTF)
-the idea that problems are not really problems, they're just events that you perceive as problems. Hmmm-

Jul 20, 2020

I love this book.

Dec 31, 2019

A presentation of Buddhist thought without the Buddhist component except for sanskara (samsara?) and Tao. Bottom line is to allow for what IS in life without clinging. Pretty easy to understand....Be Yourself and allow others to be who they are without trying to change or judge them. Observe and relax.

Oct 02, 2019

A very enjoyable read! This is a book that I think frequent readers, enthralled by nearly any subject, would hope to come by. The irony is that among general civilization there is no apparent nor strong urgency to learn such subject matter, thus, many of us will miss out the life-changing topics discussed in this book that are so generally applicable. This book provides an insight into how someone can improve their life not by trying to improve their life. As a society, we emphasize bettering what is external-jobs, relationships, clothing, cars, academics, etc.-as a means of bettering our lives, whereas Singer emphasizes not changing the external or the truly even the internal, but simply realizing a new internal perspective, taking the seat of consciousness, entering the true depth of one's being: where one merely views thoughts and emotions, and is detached from anything except the present experience. Although I cannot synthesize the true meaning of this book, nor tell you it is devoid of certain flaws, it is a wonderful gateway into an impalpable world that has the most profound effects on our material one: the world of spirituality.

Sep 23, 2019

I enjoyed the first couple of chapters, and appreciated and profited from the thoughts about centering and letting go of melodrama. After that it became increasingly repetitive and started mixing the metaphors. It went downhill from there to end with a chapter of random Bible quotes taken totally out of context. Read the first bit; skip the rest.

Sep 03, 2018

This book will teach you ways to let your past go and focus more on living in the moment. I enjoyed this book but the end became very religious and related a lot to bible passages. I personally am not religious so I could not relate to the final chapters of this book.

May 17, 2018

Interesting concepts on how to separate your constant thoughts and external events from who you really are. I felt the book was repetitive at times but worth the read if you are looking for self improvement, being happy or getting in touch with your spirituality. I'll be practicing some of the techniques provided.

Feb 25, 2017

Excellent book. Gives a good viewpoint on how to get out of your own way. I will be working on this method, along with other spiritual practices.

Feb 08, 2017


Dec 12, 2016

a must read :D

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ArapahoeMaryA Feb 05, 2018

If you want to be happy, you have to let go of the part of you that wants to create melodrama. This is the part that thinks there’s a reason not to be happy. You have to transcend the personal, and as you do, you will naturally awaken to the higher aspects of your being. In the end, enjoying life’s experiences is the only rational thing to do. You’re sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take a look at reality. You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience. You’re going to die anyway. Things are going to happen anyway. Why shouldn’t you be happy? You gain nothing by being bothered by life’s events. It doesn’t change the world; you just suffer. There’s always going to be something that can bother you, if you let it.


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