Reading: The Untethered Soul
I’ve always believed that certain books have a time and place of coming into your lives. There are books I’ve read over a decade ago and didn’t enjoy, but picking them up over 10 years later, I have a completely different perspective, enjoying it in many ways I couldn’t a decade ago.
I’ve had Michael Singer’s The Untethered Soul on my read list for a while since it launched, but only just got my hands on it. And it’s one of those books that was perfect for the time in my life. I continue to work on meditation, mindfulness, loving kindness and compassion in my daily life and found so many helpful nuggets in this book.
“You realise and accept that life is not under your control. Life is continuously changing, and if you’re trying to control it, you’ll never be able to fully live it. Instead of living life, you’ll be afraid of life.”
Being a Type A kind of person, I like knowing what happens next, working on planning and strategy, but then life throws you all kinds of curveballs so the stress isn’t worth it. And every single time you leave it up to the universe, somehow things always work out.
I’d definitely recommend this book, so much wisdom. But like all books, there’s often a time and place in your life for it. And yup, I borrowed it from the library and went out to buy a copy because it’s one of those books you’d like to revisit.