Insights At The Edge: Living from a Place of Surrender with Michael Singer

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“Surrendering is the highest spiritual practice. When it’s all said and done, and you get to that edge where you feel energy pulling you in and you’re approaching these very high states, there is only one thing that’s going to take you across, and that’s surrender. It’s the complete letting go of your will, of your concepts, of your views, of your techniques, everything. Letting go is the highest state. Once you learn to do that, it all takes care of itself, all by itself.”

—Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment

If surrendering is indeed the highest spiritual practice, how do we do this in the midst of our responsibilities, when we find ourselves needing to make a difficult decision, or when we feel justifiably upset about environmental concerns?

These are just some of the questions that I asked in this special rebroadcast of a podcast originally recorded to announce the release of a hugely popular eight-week online course with Michael Singer called Living from a Place of Surrender.

In this podcast, we talked about:
  • Letting go of our personal agendas and preferences such that we experience what Michael Singer refers to as the “upward flow”
  • How true creativity doesn’t come from the mind but instead comes from the core of our being
  • A simple experiment to grow your capacity to surrender: appreciate the weather every day without complaint
  • The main obstacle to the practice of surrender: the unwillingness to go through withdrawal (and how we are addicted to having things go our way)
  • Working with personal triggers to identify the areas in your life in which you are being called to surrender in deeper ways


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According to Michael Singer, letting go is an even more key practice than any meditation or intensive breathing technique we might employ. To make his point, he uses the metaphor of a hot air balloon gondola that is tethered to the ground with ropes. He states, “If you want to go up, don’t put more hot air in the balloon. Untie the tethers, and the gondola will naturally rise. Similarly, don’t worry about going up, just let go of what’s holding you down. If you let go of those tethers, believe me, your whole being will go up, naturally, exactly at the pace it should.”

With love on the journey,

Tami Simon
Founder and Publisher, Sounds True






P.S. Sounds True has recently released an 11-part audio series with Michael Singer called The Untethered Soul Lecture Series, featuring highlights from talks given at The Temple of the Universe (Michael Singer’s teaching center in Florida).

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