The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul

The Journey Beyond Yourself

Book - 2013 | Gift edition / new preface by the author, Michael A. Singer.
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Presents advice on ways to free oneself from habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit one's consciousness.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Noetic Books, Institute of Noetic Sciences : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2013]
Edition: Gift edition / new preface by the author, Michael A. Singer.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781626250765
Branch Call Number: 153 SINGE
Characteristics: ix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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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

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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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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