Book Rec: The Untethered Soul
I’m over 50 posts into this blog, and I think this may be the first time I’ve posted a book recommendation, which if that’s true – shame on me! Cause I have been a nerdy little bibliophile since I learned how to read, and I have enough books to legit start my own library.
Quite a number of those books are spiritual and personal development-esque. And from that reading realm, one of my all time favorites is The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer.
Here’s the official Amazon blurb to give you the gist of the book:
What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul, now a New York Times bestseller, offers simple yet profound answers to these questions. Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness.
By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.
The Untethered Soul begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy. It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness. Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being.
You guys, this is a life-changing book. I’ve read it a number of times, and it’s one that I always go back to, especially when I’m struggling. Not only is this a good blueprint for starting your spiritual journey, it’s a guide to growth and up leveling in general. It’s the type of book that each time you re-read it, you find a new little nugget of guidance or inspiration like it’s the very first time you cracked this treat open.
Here are a few of my favorite inspirational bits by Singer:
“Real transformation begins when you embrace your problems as agents for growth.”
“Challenging situations create the force needed to bring about change. The problem is that we generally use all the stirred-up energy intended to bring about change, to resist change.”
“At some point there’s no more struggle, just the deep peace that comes from surrendering to a perfection that is beyond your comprehension.”
If you haven’t read this work yet, I highly recommend it! And if you have, I highly recommend Singer’s follow up book: The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection.