Hi guys and welcome to my “The Untethered Soul” book review!
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First, who is the author of the book? You will journey with Michael A. Singer has been a spiritual teacher for more than four decades, the New York Times bestselling author of The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment.
Michael Singer’s Untethered Soul, this is one of the best books of all time I have read in a long time. Generally, I must say I was super-impressed. As you would expect, I was raving about it, I couldn’t figure out how such a small book could be so my life-changing. If the house fire damaged my puppy will be under the left arm and this book in the right hand.
The book is divided into five major sections. The first section is “Awaking Consciousness”, the second section is “Experiencing Energy”, the third section is “Freeing Yourself”, the fourth section is “Going Beyond”, and the fifth section is “Living Life”.
Michael Singer reminds us that “You have to choose happiness and choose a larger perspective on reality than the narrow focus on problems … you have to allow everything in life to take place and be a part of life but not get hung up on things and let them clog your heart center,” explains Michael A. Singer
“When a problem is disturbing you, don’t ask “What should I do about it?” Ask, “What part of me is bring disturbed by this?”
“The only real solution is to take the seat of witness consciousness and completely change your frame of reference…Stand firm in the seat of the witness and release the hold the habitual mind has on you. This is your life–reclaim it” explains Michael Singer
I was so excited about his eloquence around the concept of Chakras. I was like being immersed in a happy ocean of bliss and true reality, he did extremely well on key aspects of our mind and human happiness. While Michael Singer does not delve deep into religion, the book is still very spiritual with insights into the human mind. Michael Singer explains how you can transform your thoughts into more positive thinking while conquering and overcoming your fears and negativity.
“Remember if you love life, nothing is worth closing over. Nothing, ever, is worth closing your heart over.”
“You just make a game out of relaxing in the face of melodrama…and no matter how many times you’re pulled, that’s how many times you relax and release,” explains Michael Singer
I couldn’t put this book down. The book starts off especially well on how we need to watch our thoughts in a non-judgemental manner. The subsequent chapters the author helps you work through painful memories that prevent us from achieving ultimate happiness, letting go and being free of pain and suffering, both past, present, & future.
The Untethered Soul is a spiritual journey carries with it an insight into our spirituality and relationship with God.
Michael Singer says: “You can’t offend the Divine One; its very nature is light, love, compassion, protection, and giving. You can’t make it stop loving you. It’s just like the sun. You can’t make the sun stop shining on you; you can only chooses not to look at it. The moment you look, you’ll see it’s there.”
However, I felt at the minimum a chapter on meditation would have been good and would have brought further depth to the book.
Ultimately, the most enlightening book on spirituality, every page of this book is a joy to read, guide in finding and living with peace & happiness in your life, all the time. If you seek true freedom and happiness, then this book is worth the read!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this review and I look forward to helping you out again in the future!