Cover image for The untethered soul : the journey beyond yourself
The untethered soul : the journey beyond yourself
Singer, Michael A., author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : Noetic Books, Institute of Noetic Sciences, New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2013]

Physical Description:
ix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner in a relationship? Each time you consider these aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. In this book Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, 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. This book, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), offers a discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue we all live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment, the embrace of universal consciousness, is the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of unconditional happiness. The exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents.
The voice inside your head -- Your inner roommate -- Who are you? -- The lucid self -- Infinite energy -- The secrets of the spiritual heart -- Transcending the tendency to close -- Let go now or fall -- Removing your inner thorn -- Stealing freedom for your soul -- Pain, the price of freedom -- Taking down the walls -- Far, far beyond -- Letting go of false solidity -- The path of unconditional happiness -- The spiritual path of nonresistance -- Contemplating death -- The secret of the middle way -- The loving eyes of God.
Added Corporate Author:
Format :