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5.0 out of 5 stars Untethered is my second most favorite spiritual book!, October 25, 2012
This review is from: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (Paperback)
Some of the points made in The Untethered Soul are:
1. Happiness can only be found within.
2. The mind is not the place to look for happiness.
3. Learn to relax and stay open no matter what.
4. Identify yourself as the observer. Do not identify with the experiences you are observing.
5. You are not the voices in your head. You are the listener.
6. Facing the fact of bodily death can help you to realize that all of the observed is temporary.
7. Do not allow painful experiences from the past to influence the present.
8. Your thoughts are not you. You are the observer, not the thoughts.
9. If you want a life full of joy and love you must make a commitment to having a life full of joy and love.
10. Learn how to live from your heart, not from your ego.
11. Take refuge in the Divine, not in the temporary.
12. Peace is always within.
13. Learn to control your mind, do not let the mind control you.
14. It is possible to never have a problem in your life again.

The Untethered Soul is my second most favorite book on the subject of how to transcend the ego and how to realize the true Self and directly experience that perfect infinite consciousness that has only joy and love and has no suffering.

My most favorite book on that subject is THE SEVEN STEPS TO AWAKENING which is a collection of quotes by these seven authors: 1. Ramana Maharshi. 2. Nisargadatta Maharaj. 3. Sankara. 4. Vasistha. 5. Sadhu OM. 6. Muruganar. 7. Annamalai Swami.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012 1:32:36 PM PST
Abdul-Malik says:
Sounds like Buddhism

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 7:47:39 PM PST
Opr says:
I bought this book and I found it to be a great use in my every day life. Its easy to follow and has a nice steady reading tone. I recommened it to you if you have not read it yeat.

Great Book.

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Posted on Dec 11, 2012 11:00:00 AM PST
My favorite, my second favorite, my third favorite, etc.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 12:00:06 AM PST
OneTaste says:
Norman,

Thank you for sharing about your most favorite book. One of my favorites has always been "Talks with Ramana," and now that you shared "The Seven Steps to Awakening," I am definitely going to purchase it! It seems to have contributions from all the greatest, awakened masters! Thank you, my friend!

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 6:40:31 PM PST
Lisa L Owen says:
thank you for your detailed review. It really helps. Enjoy the journey but I know you already are.

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 8:28:30 AM PST
dino miles says:
Norman, it's been a while like 2 yrs. or so how has this book changed your life did it stick . You wrote a good review , thanks . But I would like to know today if it still matters to you and did the book stay with you 2 yrs. later . ????? sending you a long, healthy meaningful TRUE LIFE .

Posted on Nov 30, 2014 12:45:49 PM PST
Livia says:
Thank you for reviewing this important book. I have personally been doing some deeper searching in the last four years for a more meaning-filled journey. Looking for specific books that will have the necessary wisdom toward continued growth and flourish in my life has been interesting. Some books sound good, others appear to have knowledge, a few books are not-so-good. Great spiritual books are like trying to find that needle in the haystack, takes searching and discerning. To find this book is like finding a life treasure.

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 3:01:38 AM PST
Minh Nguyen says:
Have you read The power of now or Practicing the power of now? This book is extremely logical but it doesn't make me change, since the easiest way to change your belief is to register change in Emotion first. Mike Singer only knows the surface of the Now, it looks like a scientific books. Whereas Practicing the power of Now is a masterpiece and it is written from a person who has a deep understanding of the mind. I have listened to The untethered soul 10 times whenever I am in my car to work and go home, but whenever I tried to do what Mr.Singer said, I even have more voice in my head. After I listen to practicing the power of Now just 1 time. I feel my mind totally change, it is extremely convincing. While Singer only creates example of someone else, like Sally Smith, or voice in the head of someone else, it is not me, how can I change myself if he keeps telling me other people's problem and solution? Tolle has different approach, he doesn't need to give any examples of people he directly analyze the faulty mind without giving extraneous people's examples with the detail that comes from a master of the Now, he tells me what to do, . Only the author that is not good at a subconcious subject has to rely on a real life example in order to prove his point, Mike Singer is one of the author that use logical example in order to change the subconcious, which is not a smart thing to do

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2015 12:24:11 AM PDT
Mo Flaig says:
Dear Minh,
I am so glad for your comment. The Untethered Soul is one of my all-time favorite books, and has been instrumental in my life ... as far as helping me understand how and why my mind operates the way it does; and helping me see that I'm separate from my mind, so I don't need to get so entangled with its constant antics.

However, about 2/3 of the way through the book, I found myself yelling in my head, "Okay, but HOW??!!" "How do I get out of my head?!" I grew increasingly frustrated as I continued reading and never found a good answer to that question. All he would say was "relax your shoulders, soften around your heart, and then lean back." I think he means for my Spirit to lean back, because he says God/Spirit is behind us, and will catch us. I've tried to do this on several occasions, but it doesn't work for me.

Your comment makes me feel much better, knowing that I'm not alone in my struggle to actually apply the principles in Untethered Soul to my life.

As for Ekhart Tolle, yes -- he is brilliant! But for me, trying to read through his books is pretty much impossible. I'M not sure why; it could be his writing style, or perhaps I get overwhelmed by the impressive and nonstop flow of profound and significant information. My brain tends to get paralyzed after only a few paragraphs. I still managed to read quite a bit of the New Earth, which was definitely life-changing for me as well. But I haven't been able to bring myself to dive into Power of Now yet. Maybe after reading your comment I'll give it another try!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2015 7:07:01 AM PDT
Eve says:
I have the same problem with Ekhart Tolle, both the audiobook and book. Don't know why, after a few minutes my mind starts wondering, I can't get past one chapter.
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