Oprah has an eye for life-changing books and one firm favorite being ‘The Untethered Soul’ by Michael Singer.

This book talks honestly and openly about a subject that applies to all of us: change.

“Change is inevitable; but progress depends on what we do with that change.”

                            ~ Charles Wheelan

Change is the very nature of life but we are almost universally terrified of it.

Yes, we all know that change is inevitable and very necessary to achieving what we want. So why is it one of the biggest things we resist?

Here’s one possibility:

In his book, Michael explains further why ‘the fear of change’ is just a thing and explains wonderfully how to let that fear pass through you without it taking over your life.

He explains this wonderfully, allowing you to imagine what it would be like to be free of your fear-based limitations so that you really can become limit-LESS.

Whether you’re exploring your boundaries for the first time (just recognizing that something has to change, is a powerful first step) or you’re well on your way to self-awareness, you will be transformed by this book.

Michael Singer is an author and spiritual teacher who shows you how the art of being in the present moment and letting go of painful thoughts and memories allow us to be happy.

Knowing that change is inevitable and embracing it regardless of the outcome really will make life that bit more adventurous and exciting.

He teaches you to develop a winning relationship with your thoughts and emotions, and how to free yourself from your self-limiting habitual thoughts, emotions and energy patterns.

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Once you apply these concepts you’ll be free to be YOU… joyfully and unabashedly.

Michael says,

“To begin with, you have to realize that you really only have one choice in this life and it’s not about your career, whom you want to marry or whether you want to seek God.

People tend to burden themselves with so many choices. But in the end …

He continues…

“you can throw it all away and just make one basic, underlying decision.

Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It’s really that simple. Once you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally clear.”

Most of us (without realizing) talk ourselves out of happiness because we believe we can’t be happy right now.

We believe happiness is conditional and we tend to look to the future for our happiness:

“When I have a happy marriage, when I have the perfect job, when I am at my ideal weight…” and so we put conditions on the happiness we allow ourselves to experience right now. Keeping your eye on that simple question – “Do you want to be happy or not?” allows you to embrace ( more easily ) the changes you need to make within yourself, that allow you to be happy.

Enjoy this short excerpt:

The Untethered Soul explains why change is inevitable and how to embrace it

“Let’s say you’ve been lost and without food for days, and you finally find your way to a house.


You can hardly make it to the doorstep, but you manage to pull yourself up and knock on the door. Somebody opens the door, looks at you and says, “Oh my God! You poor thing! Do you want something to eat? What would you like?”


Now the truth is, you really don’t care what they give you. You don’t even want to think about it. You just utter the word “food.” And because you really mean it when you say you need food, it no longer has anything to do with your mental preferences.

The same goes for the question about happiness. The question is simply “Do you want to be happy?”


If the answer is really yes, then say it without qualifying it. After all, what the question really means is “Do you want to be happy from this point forward for the rest of your life, regardless of what happens?”

change is inevitable, growth is optional

Now, do be aware, if you say yes, it might happen that the stock market crashes, or your car breaks down on an open highway at night, your partner leaves you, or a friend becomes seriously ill.

Those things might happen between now and the end of your life.

Change is inevitable, we know that but if you want to walk the highest spiritual path, then when you answer yes to that simple question ( “Do you want to be happy?” ), you must really mean it.

There can be no ifs, and’s, or buts about it.

It’s not a question of whether your happiness is under your control. Of course it’s under your control.

Any condition you create will of course limit your happiness. You simply aren’t going to be able to control things and keep them the way you want them.

When you look at it, at the core of every single decision we make, is a desire to feel better.

In this truly life-changing book, you’ll discover that while change is inevitable, it’s also a natural way of being and it’s your own commitment to happiness that is the only real guide you will ever need.

“Read this book carefully and you will get more than a glimpse of eternity.” ~ Deepak Chopra

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