Michael A. Singer was studying for his doctorate in Economics in 1971, when he had a spiritual awakening, and left to concentrate on mediation and yoga. He founded the Temple of the Universe in 1975, a yoga and mediation center. He is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, The Untethered Soul.
Reviews and Comments about “The Untethered Soul”:
“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.”
“There are many teachings in this book that I have already changed some of my views and approaches toward daily life. I have and will continue to utilize teachings in this book, and intertwine them with my goals for changing my life around and creating a better one for myself and family, in my lifetime effort to continue to grow and be a better man.”
“Am I saying that you will read this book and your soul will rocket blast itself out of illusion and your life will never be the same? No, not necessarily. But I do know that this book is powerful and written with the intention of aiding understanding.Yet, with all that intensity, Singer will still make you laugh. He is witty and light-hearted throughout the entire book. I valued this approach. The work of the soul can seem like a struggle sometimes, but it’s really about welcoming the joy of love into your being and living in the moment. And that’s the goal, after all. Enjoy the beautiful ride.”
Quotes From Michael Singer:
“If you truly love someone, your love sees past their humanness”
“Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can.”
“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.”
“If you want to be happy, you have to let go of the part of you that wants to create melodrama. This is the part that thinks there’s a reason not to be happy. You have to transcend the personal, and as you do, you will naturally awaken to the higher aspects of your being. In the end, enjoying life’s experiences is the only rational thing to do. You’re sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take a look at reality. You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience. You’re going to die anyway. Things are going to happen anyway. Why shouldn’t you be happy? You gain nothing by being bothered by life’s events. It doesn’t change the world; you just suffer. There’s always going to be something that can bother you, if you let it.”
Also published on Medium.