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Soar with The Untethered Soul,
This review is from: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (Paperback)
I simply cannot say enough great things about this profound book! The Untethered Soul gets right down to business answering some of the deepest, soul searching questions I'd had for years but didn't know whom to ask. It's almost as if the author has seen into the inner-workings of my mind!
With very straight forward examples, the book emphasizes the pitfalls of relying on the mind to come up with ideas for making ourselves happy. The book points out that relying on the outside world for inner happiness just simply doesn't work. Happiness comes to us when we change and let go of ourselves at the deepest, innermost-level rather than changing the world outside.
The Untethered Soul helps to explain the crazy world around us where the unhampered ego creates conflict. This book is a step-by-step guide to the letting go of the ego - a process that may seem counter-intuitive initially, but ultimately leads to freedom from the nagging mind and heavy heart and directs you to the beauty of the self within.
The chapter on Contemplating Death has made me truly appreciate each living moment. I no longer want to waste time on energy depleting thoughts and feelings.
I am grateful that Michael Singer has written a book so deep that it could actually make a difference in people's lives and help to make the world a better place to live.
Consider yourself warned! Once you read this book, there is no turning back from The Untethered Soul within.
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Initial post: Oct 24, 2007 4:22:54 PM PDT
Heidi Herpel says:
Question: Does this reviewer know the author personally?
Posted on Oct 24, 2007 5:38:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 24, 2007 5:41:06 PM PDT
Jasper T. says:
I would hazard a guess all 4 of the current reviewers personally know the author. All are first time reviewers, and each reads like the back cover synopsis on a book jacket. It's a shame authors feel the need to pad the comments regarding their books. The subject of this book looks intriguing, but if the author feels the need to have friends stack the review deck for him that suggests that the content might not stand on its own merit. I'll have to pass on this one until there are a few substantive, objective reviews posted.
Posted on Nov 20, 2007 8:49:53 PM PST
Neale Povey says:
I too was a bit taken by the lack of variety in the Amazon reviewers ratings. There is an overwhelming presence from FL and Gainsville - I believe - is the author's residence. It does bode poorly to stack the deck....beware. If you are going to stack it, gen some fake names, locations, etc. At least expend the effort to make it look legit.... Better yet, just get it out there and go for honest response. I may check it out of our library, in time.
Posted on Oct 28, 2012 6:08:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2012 6:09:39 PM PDT
! Aesop - Sam says:
A helpful review!
As an author, I read this book and think the writing is excellent!
I like this book!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2013 7:14:48 PM PST
C. F. Lathm says:
I happen to also be from Florida. This book title was talked about by many in my area. Brilliant suggestion, check this book out at your local library, as I did. Then place your order, and write your own review. Everything I have read, heard, and discussed with others is holding true for me. This is a book that has the potential to change lives, transform thought, and yes, make the world a better place. If you also are on a journey of discovery I very much recommend this book.
Posted on Nov 28, 2014 8:32:54 AM PST
dino miles says:
Stephanie , Just a question did the book stick 7 yrs. later .
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