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About The Untethered Soul Book

The chapters of this book are nothing but mirrors for seeing your "self" from different angles. And though the journey we are about to embark on is an inner one, it will draw upon every aspect of your life. The only requirement asked of you is the willingness to honestly look at yourself in the most natural, intuitive manner. Remember, if we are seeking the root of "self," what we are actually seeking is you. As you read through these pages, you will find that you know much more than you thought you did about some very deep subjects. The fact is, you already know how to find yourself; you have just gotten distracted and disoriented. Once refocused, you will realize that you not only have the ability to find yourself, you have the ability to free yourself. Whether you choose to do so or not is entirely up to you. But upon completion of your journey through these chapters, there will be no more confusion, no more lack of empowerment, and no more blaming others. You will know exactly what must be done. And should you choose to devote yourself to the ongoing journey of self-realization, you will develop a tremendous sense of respect for who you really are. It is only then that you will come to appreciate the full depth of meaning in the advice: "This above all: to thine own self be true." ---- Introduction

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The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

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 offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.

1. Solve Problems Based on Your Inside World

To find peace with the voice inside your head is to realize that this “I” will never be content. This means you can identify this voice, which Singer calls your inner roommate, as the source of negative energy. For example, if you are feeling jealous, you should avoid finding ways to protect yourself. Look inside and find out what part of your voice is having a problem with jealousy. 

Singer explains that solving problems based on your outside world will be ineffective and short-term. The key to solving problems is understanding and improving how situations affect you on the inside.

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2. Get to Know Your Inside Voice

We all have a voice inside our heads. That said, we rarely take a step back and examine this voice. Singer suggests observing what it says and getting to know it better. Without getting to know this voice, it can feel like it’s part of you. But, as you have no control over it, it is obviously not you. The importance of understanding your voice is it can be the source of most of your problems. The author explains that the real cause of problems is not life itself, but the negative way your mind reacts to life events.

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For example, a build-up of nerves, fear or desire will increase the voice’s activity in your head. This internal narration helps you analyze the world around you and re-create this world inside yourself. This can lead you to live in your own mind. 

The key to avoiding living in your mind is overcoming the part of you that needs protection. You can do this by constantly reminding yourself that you aren’t your voice. You are just an individual noticing this internal voice.

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5 Ideas From Book The Untethered Soul

1. Practicing mindfulness and detachment from negative thoughts can lead to inner peace and happiness.

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2. Letting go of our inner resistance and surrendering to the present moment can help us overcome fear and anxiety.

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3. Observing our thoughts and emotions without identifying with them can help us gain clarity and perspective.

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What‘s that voice?

What is the voice saying? What are the implications and the beliefs coming through the voice in my head?

That's my voice.

And who is me?

Identifying the validity to the thoughts, and recognizing what is habitual and intentional thought.

And to acknowledge, simply be aware, is the greatest step one can consistently make everyday.

Minful, present, and the ability to seperate oneself from the story carried through the voice in the head.

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Applicable spirituality

Sometimes the spiritual journey can feel intimidating, daunting, like there are too many huge steps to take. And maybe we just want to wade in the water. Understand deeper. Really get a hold of a complicated and existential concept.

Taking the time to investigate oneself is creatively led through this book. To get a deeper understanding if the mind in a practical kind of way.

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As someone who experienced hardship and even through it's hard to keep up with good will he tries to give the life positive outlook.

KIM NAMJOON

I am who I am today, with all my faults. Tomorrow I might be a tiny bit wiser, and that's me, too. These faults and mistakes are what I am, making up the brightest stars in the constellation of my life. I have come to love myself for who I was, who I am, and who I hope to become.

KIM NAMJOON

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