#ABookAWeek: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
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“The Untethered Soul” was a book suggestion by one of my mentors, from whom I spend about an hour each week learning meditation. We had been discussing the concept of “getting in the way of yourself,” being unable to create, writer’s block, etc., and he suggested that I read this book.
It’s been a while since I read something like this. I’ve read A New Earth and The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle, 7 Masters, One Path by John Selby, and many other books intended to awaken one’s self awareness and help make the process of inner understanding more clear.
As always, this book seemed to have appeared exactly when I needed it—and I was most ready for it. The way it is written is very reminiscent of other more mainstream self-development titles intended to walk the reader through each concept. It is not so much a rambling of spirituality in theory, but rather tangible examples of how to become more self aware. For example: One chapter focuses heavily on this idea of repeating “Hello? Hello?” over and over again inside your head, bringing to light the power we have over that all-too-frustrating voice that never seems to shut up.
What I liked most about this book was its ability to take very difficult concepts and make them easy to understand. I’ve been reading and practicing mindfulness for a few years now, and I still struggle to find concrete solutions for things like quieting the mind and keeping an open heart. The Untethered Soul however, does a great job balancing very cerebral concepts while giving them footing in reality.
If you’re interested in reading something along the lines of meditation, awareness, spirituality, etc., especially if you’ve exhausted the other more popular titles in this genre, I highly suggest picking this up.
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