The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul

The Journey Beyond Yourself

Book - 2007
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Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. In this book, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

Divided into five parts, the book offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue that all of us live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment and the embrace of universal consciousness are the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of "unconditional happiness." Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents.

Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2007
ISBN: 9781572245372
Branch Call Number: 153 SIN
Characteristics: vi, 181 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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christinalmn
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.

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Puddy_Tat
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.

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Dexter_Morgan
Feb 08, 2017

Mindblowing!:)

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Salman_26
Dec 12, 2016

a must read :D

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wickedartist
Nov 03, 2016

My two-star comment is related to the condition of this particular set. It is in bad shape making it very annoying to listen to; skipping often.
However, it is an excellent book. It is informative and entertaining. Mr Singer is a fabulous narrator!

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michelleritchie
Oct 11, 2016

This is an excellent book that actually gave concrete strategies on how to remove myself from my thoughts and emotions. It really works too, I've been practicing for a week now and it is very freeing. I'm going to buy this one.

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Amygdalibrium
Sep 12, 2016

Contrived and full of circular reasoning well suited to rationalize selfish behaviors. A narcissist's bliss, complete with Chopra quotes.

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Svlongmuir
Jun 23, 2016

One of those books that really can help you to live your life better forever....Loved it so much, I bought a copy for my own personal library.

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LenoraDeslandes
May 30, 2016

My perspective on myself, my emotions, and my power to create a happy life despite outside circumstances is profoundly shifted thanks to the book. It was written, in an accessible, and conversational way, and yet it contains life changed principles.

Probably the best self help book I've read so far.

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sfagen
Dec 16, 2015

My state of being is profoundly different after reading this book. This is one of the best, if not the best spiritual book I have read.

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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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