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The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

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36 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Understand & Attain Enlightenment

THE UNTETHERED SOUL is truly exceptional for its ability to simultaneously explain the nature of enlightenment while also providing simple, practical tools for attaining that exalted state. It lives up to its subtitle: "The Journey Beyond Yourself" by demonstrating how ...
THE UNTETHERED SOUL is truly exceptional for its ability to simultaneously explain the nature of enlightenment while also providing simple, practical tools for attaining that exalted state. It lives up to its subtitle: "The Journey Beyond Yourself" by demonstrating how we are able to transcend worldly troubles by changing the way we view our lives. Just as we might notice that problems cannot be solved at the same level where they were created, there is great advantage in rising above the inner chatter and emotional storms to a peaceful, blissful state of mind we've all experienced... that can become our new core identity.

The big idea here is that by identifying ourselves as being observers who watch thoughts and feelings flowing through, we can keep our hearts open to love even (and especially) during times of crisis. This simple sounding concept of separating the part of us who thinks and feels and acts from the part of ourself who sees ourselves thinking and feeling and acting becomes extraordinarily liberating. The proof of the efficacy of this concept is immediately verifiable by readers willing to roll up their sleeves and start feeling the burn of releasing energies from the past, by taking this book as a workbook, and not merely an intellectual sourcebook.

At its core, THE UNTETHERED SOUL is a book about the energies of emotion. Readers are encouraged to recognize and appreciate the expansive experience of feeling love and joy, as well as the restrictive sensations we feel when guarding ourselves from potential pain or suffering. Just as a good athletic coach might guide us to start noting the difference between "good pain" and "bad pain" in order to achieve best athletic results, Singer teaches the value of recognizing the "good pain" that accompanies emotional release and the greatest resulting state of true spiritual happiness, joy and well-being.

Here is a book that has the power to completely transform your life to be free of stress, fear, and melodrama. This book is highly recommended for spiritual seekers everywhere, as well as those seeking emotional clarity in order to transcend the common human condition of pain of suffering. This is a book you will read and find yourself thinking about for years to come, hoping everyone else in your life will read it, too!

posted by CynthiaSueLarson on July 14, 2009

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Too repetitive and no negative

This is another one of those books that could have had it's point made in half the number of pages. It is painfully repetitive from page to page and chapter to chapter. The presentation of the material reads like one of those people who keeps repeating the same thin...
This is another one of those books that could have had it's point made in half the number of pages. It is painfully repetitive from page to page and chapter to chapter. The presentation of the material reads like one of those people who keeps repeating the same thing over and over just saying it in a different way. Some of the lines literally repeat. The wording sometimes feels like he's talking in circles and trying to write in a more sophisticated manner than he needs to and just doesn't come across as making sense. Some of the information I agree with however, most of it is just about the negative aspects in that he constantly describes scenarios of what is happening when you do or don't do something and never really gives any positive suggestion as to what to do about it or how. I was very disappointed overall in having spent money on the book.

posted by Stormylee on September 11, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    loved the book

    I read and loved the book. Bought the CD to hear in the car but don't love the voice of the actor reading. The book, to me, was serene and thought provoking. The reading actor over acts and gives a strident feel that puts me off. Also, the voice volume is inaudible at certain points, too loud at others. I would like it better if the author had read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Good Book!!!

    This is one of those books that makes you think.

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    Good book, but it took me forever to finish reading it. In the e

    Good book, but it took me forever to finish reading it. In the end, it made me want to be a better person.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    If you wete awakened by "A New Earth", this book complements your awakening

    This book puts all you have learned in "A New Earth" in more practical terms, with ideas on how to change and a description of how the change (or shift) will affect you on a personal level.

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