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Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

Spirituality is meant to bring about harmony and peace. But the diversity of our philosophies, beliefs, concepts, and views about the soul often leads to confusion. To reconcile the noise that clouds spirituality, Michael Singer combines accounts of his own life journey to enlightenment - from his years as a hippie-loner to his success as a computer program engineer to his work in spiritual and humanitarian efforts - with lessons on how to put aside conflicting beliefs, let go of worries, and transform misdirected desires. Singer provides a road map to a new way not of living in the moment but to exist in a state of perpetual happiness.

©2015 Michael A. Singer (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Best book I've read in years

Friday night 2 weeks ago I began reading the paperback. Within hours I'd purchased it on audible as I couldn't 'get it in me faster enough' by reading alone; instead I imbibed it whilst showering, driving, cooking, everywhere. The addict in me was hopelessly hooked. Over the weekend I CONSUMED IT in ways I've rarely done with other books. I was totally compelled by Michael, his authenticity, his beautiful way of living and the power of his message. Before Sunday night was done I must have relistened to the final paragraph of the last page more than 50 times!! There was something about it that was so profoundly balming and calming to my psyche, body, heart and spirit, I needed it like I needed air to breathe. The more I listened the saner I felt; things inside me began to become quieter. I find this intriguing given I already meditate twice daily, have done for years, exercise daily and am mentally well adjusted.

The entire unfolding was a perfect example of how when the student is ready the teacher appears. Interestingly the book has layed on my shelf for the past 9 months untouched - the moment was clearly perfect, as it always is.
Within 4 days I'd got LIVING YOUR LIFE FROM A PLACE OF SURRENDER 8 session Course (purchasable from Sounds True) and am almost finished my first round of listening, once complete I'll go back through to really work the material.

Oprah, Anthony and Jade Robbins are followers of Michael, it's no surprise.

If you desire greater mental calm and peace then this is HOW.
When you're done with trying to make life confirm to your terms and are ready to align your will with Life's, to SURRENDER and 'let go' to a loving Intelligence and Perfection that supports you every moment of every day, then this is HOW.
When joy, excitement and freedom become too valuable to compromise, then this is HOW.

Don't take my word for it; follow your guidance which has brought you to read this, to take the next step and give yourself this life changing gift. Michael is a living breathing Genius, the Embodiment of LOVE, Humility and Possibility, let him entertain and inspire you every step of the way. Deep gratitude Michael for the gift of your life's work. Much love and respect

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A story for the privileged hippie

If you listen to this you'll hear the words "MY meditation" 3479837894 times. It's a pleasant narration however the story comes off as the egoistical ramblings of a privileged white male. In summary, the surrender experiment someone who takes no responsibility for anything. He can do this, as he has ready access to education, used his parents money to buy land, mingled with the privileged and on and on. He is so consumed with self he only wants to meditate. Constantly. He puts no effort into getting his PhD.... This is passed off as surrender. In any language, it's winging it. He can do this, as he has nothing to loose. He is so focused on the self, everyone and everything else is a distraction. This is a story of someone completely divorced from reality. Not worth your money.

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An addicting listen!

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. I think Michael A Singer is an excellent writer and I only wish he wrote/narrated more books. This audio book takes you through a journey of Michaels awakening and it is truly astonishing. I do not usually write reviews but this really deserves one.

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read the untethered soul

this is an autobiography of a successful billionaire. I like the first half it shows singer surrendered to what is and the spiritual life from a young age. however the untethered soul is an incredible book that gives insight into awareness of your inner being. I am not really interested in the story of singers success although obviously impressive.

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A good read - at least for the first half

I totally believe in the core message of this which is to surrender to the ‘now’, whatever it is that is being thrown at you, and I particularly enjoyed the first half which was more heavily spiritually orientated. The latter half was more focused on a legal case which provided deep personal challenges for the author but in itself was less relevant in terms of spiritual messaging beyond the core message and ‘miracle’ based text. I was left with a question as to whether this latter subject matter dominance was used as a means of getting the authors truth out into the public domain (ie ‘for the avoidance of doubt’) and raises a question in itself about the role the ego may still be playing. Still worth a read. The authors other book, the untethered soul, is very much worth reading.

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Let Go. Let God

Magically written and a charming account of a life that shares the magic of the universe.

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Truly amazing

A truly wonderful account of Michael A Singers letting go. In places it moved me to the point of tears. We all have that complaining voice in our head, but to ignore that and just surrender to the perfection of life and it to move so beautifully. WOW Michael you are the man 👍

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Astonishing

I finished listening to this audiobook in just two days. It was simply astonishing. Thanks Micky

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it's good...but not amazing

...no where near as good as untethered soul...basically a bio of his life...interesting but same point around surrender is repeated over and over again

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life changing philosophy

I was hooked from start to finish. I will definitely approach life differently after this!

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  • monique300363@live.nl
  • 10-12-18

Could not stop listening!

It is so inspiring to listen to Michael. I had never heard of him before I listened to this book. I hope I can do the same: let life guide me, not the ‘ I want’ or ‘I don’t want’. Beautiful book!

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  • 13-08-22

Happy Tears just kept coming

I was so moved throughout the entirety of this book. I couldn’t hold off the tears. With my current life journey and all the stresses it brings with sadness of loss and change, it’s truly opened me up to the possibilities that happiness will come again, if I just surrender to what is happening. I love Michael’s voice and energy though out his reading of The Surrender Experiment and now I’m just sad that it’s ended.. but I guess I need to surrender to that too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-22

the Journey

incredible book! Michael Singer sharing his life by Being the wonderful example of how to do it. A profound gift, thank you!
now Practice...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-04-22

Amazing book

Love the book. This is an incredibly real story of letting things go and discovering the perfection of Life in all its forms...in what we see as good and bad. This book completely resonated with my soul.

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  • 06-03-22

phenomenal story & wisdom

A must listen, this book captures some of the deepest philosophy of the bhagvad gita written from the perspective of a human who has lived the principles. As a seeker and a student of philosophy, an absolutely inspiring book.

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  • Mr Anuj Radia
  • 03-03-22

Wow. What an amazing life story

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars, is that I think the author went into too much unnecessary detail towards the end of the book. other than that, the first 2/3 of the book had me with goosebumps. must read.

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  • Adam
  • 27-01-22

Beautiful, emotional, insightful

I really couldn't stop listening to this. By recounting his life, brought me back to really working on myself and understanding that you cannot ever eliminate that voice in your head nor control life in general. Also, practicing hard work, not just spiritually, but also to what life brings you...

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  • Sarisha
  • 16-09-21

An awe-inspiring story

The energy and inspiration in this book has forever changed the way I view and live life, an unbelievable story of grace and freedom and one I will return to every so often.

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  • Martine Carroll
  • 12-09-21

Remarkable Book

I found this book truly Remarkable and inspirational.
I found it really hard to put down.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that is struggling with life’s seemingly insurmountable pressures and events.
If you apply even a few of insights, life will be different.
For me, my awareness and perception of life’s challenges have taken a very different route.

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  • 16-04-21

Life changing

What an incredibly inspiring story of one mans journey to himself. One of my favorite books ever.