Quote of The Day: The Untethered Soul

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Although I can’t recall seeing the name “mindful” being in this book it really does in much of its narrative remind one of mindfulness. I love it when author Michael Singer makes reference to that incessant chattering voice in your head that tries to mould events so that they fit into a comfortable paradigm. In essence your soul is tethered to the mind and can never be free because that chattering mind, your roommate, is interpreting and judging it and never letting it pass by so you can become an observer of your mind and thoughts instead of being untethered to them.

Singer writes,

“You will soon see that your mind is constantly driving you crazy over nothing. If you don’t want to be like that, then stop putting energy into your psyche. That is all there is to it. If you follow that path, the only action you ever take is to relax and release. When you start to see this stuff going on inside, you just relax your shoulders, relax your heart, and fall back behind it. Do not touch it. Do not get involved with it. And do not try to stop it. Simply be aware that you are seeing it. That’s how you get out. Just let it go.”

(“The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself: Michael A. Singer, originally published by New Harbinger Publications Inc. in 2007 but subsequently reprinted)

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