I believe in synchronicity.
When multiple people tell me the same thing, especially 3 or more times, then I really pay attention.
That’s what happened with this book The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. I had participants in my coaching workshops telling me I HAD to read this book, that I would LOVE it. Well, they were right!
Here is the the summary from the back cover: “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.”
Here are a couple excerpts from the first two chapters:
Your inner growth is completely dependent upon the realization that the only way to find peace and contentment is to stop thinking about yourself.
Your thoughts have far less impact on this world than you would like to think. If you’re willing to be objective and watch all your thoughts, you will see that the vast majority of them have no relevance. They have no effect on anything or anybody, except you. They are simply making you feel better or worse about what is going on now, what has gone on in the past, or what might go on in the future.
Eventually you will see that the real cause of problems is not life itself. It’s the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes problems.
We all live with an inner roommate – that incessant voice that is always talking to us. If somehow that voice managed to manifest in a body outside of you, and you had to take it with you everywhere you went, you wouldn’t last a day. If somebody were to ask you what your new friend is like, you’d say, “This is one seriously disturbed person. Just look up neurosis in the dictionary and you’ll get the picture. Have you ever bothered to check your roommate’s credentials? How many times has it been totally wrong? Maybe it’s worth noticing who you’re going to for advice.
Who am I? Who sees when I see? Who hears when I hear? Who knows that I am aware? Who am I?
I’m going back to my reading now. Intrigued? Feel free to email or post any thoughts about this!