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The Surrender Experiment

Narrated by: Michael A. Singer
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

Spirituality is meant to bring about harmony and peace. But the diversity of our philosophies, beliefs, concepts, and views about the soul often leads to confusion. To reconcile the noise that clouds spirituality, Michael Singer combines accounts of his own life journey to enlightenment - from his years as a hippie-loner to his success as a computer program engineer to his work in spiritual and humanitarian efforts - with lessons on how to put aside conflicting beliefs, let go of worries, and transform misdirected desires. Singer provides a road map to a new way not of living in the moment but to exist in a state of perpetual happiness.

©2015 Michael A. Singer (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Absolutely fascinating

It took me a little while to warm to this book but it was definitely worth persisting with.

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Great message but story drawn out

I loved this book and the message but it didn't have practical application to surrendering. Towards the end i realised this is like an autobiography. Still worth the read but if you want a how to, this isnt it. I assume The Untethered Soul (his other book ) will be more around the practicalities of surrendering...will see.

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This book

I felt the magnitude of this book from the first hour I listened to it. Thank you so much for bringing trust and a surge of faith and love into my life. If you are drawn to this book, don't ignore it and if you're not drawn to it, don't ignore that either.

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just amazing

What a amazing life story had me captivated. I couldn't wait to jump in the car with my headphones every morning and see what was going to happen next. a inspiring book. thankyou.

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Not a patch on the author's other book

Sorry to say, good intentions were there, but the story is way too long and laborious. The message is made clear over and over. It did not need to go on and on and repeat the author's message in so many different examples. It is indeed a profound and beautiful message, but the story just didn't work. It really needs some sort of rework.
For me, anyway. Stop trying so hard to convince me. I believe you, Michael, but it is way too laboured. I'm returning.

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Such a totally magic and blessed life!

Such a worthy pioneer who has given us all such insights as to how we may all live. I can’t wait to begin my journey to surrendering myself and see what the now and the future holds, so I guess the next step is to read the three pillars of zen. I’m off to buy it now.

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Beautiful real life story about surrender.

I found this book to be very inspiring and insightful. I have learned so much from hearing Michael's incredible story. I now feel excited as to what might be in store for myself and others who choose to follow in his footsteps...I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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Magnificent!

Just a magnificent book - Michael’s journey is almost unbelievable. It is told with the warmth, sincerity and authenticity that is very compelling and the lessons are life changing. A true inspiration in the living of life. Thank you Michael

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thank you Michael Singer

I was disconnected from life and your book opened me up to life and at the perfect time. The girl of my dreams showed up in my life the week before I started listening and I saw her the night I started listening. I have tried so hard to force life that surrender was the last option. I want to see where life takes me now. thank you

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Inspiring

A wonderful book, truly inspiring, I would recommend to anyone and everyone - a must read!

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  • monique300363@live.nl
  • 10-12-2018

Could not stop listening!

It is so inspiring to listen to Michael. I had never heard of him before I listened to this book. I hope I can do the same: let life guide me, not the ‘ I want’ or ‘I don’t want’. Beautiful book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-2019

Great book

A very honest and inspiring book that really helped me to “surrender” and stop trying to control things that are outside my reach.

One of the best books I have read.

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  • Simon OG
  • 06-01-2019

Set me on a new path.

Thank you Michael Singer for the tears of joy and wonder. Also led me to "The pillars of Zen" and "Autobiography of a yogi" Perfect timing 😉🙏❤

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  • Hughes Mileng
  • 28-12-2018

Not a traditional Christian book

Not a traditional Christian book however despite its references to new age spirituality and Indian Jogis I highly recommend this book. if you are a courageous Christian seeking something deeper like myself then this book is a must read.

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  • Kelly J Ross
  • 02-12-2018

Very engaging

This was such a good book. Engaging and interesting. I couldn't stop listening to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-2018

Worth listening the whole way through

This book has provided me with memories can draw on to help me let go of tension and surrender to the flow of life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-04-2018

This is better than excellent... listen now

There are good books, great books, excellent books and then there is THIS book. Western society is so addicted to success, but without happiness... how many are on happy pills to cope with getting out of bed, life in general is pretty sad, stressful and painful. I am sure you have asked yourself "is there a better way?"... well... listen now.

You don't need to possibly go to the lengths Michael did, but figure out what it means to you and your life... you do YOU!! do it NOW

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  • Shaniece
  • 08-06-2018

An addicting listen!

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. I think Michael A Singer is an excellent writer and I only wish he wrote/narrated more books. This audio book takes you through a journey of Michaels awakening and it is truly astonishing. I do not usually write reviews but this really deserves one.

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  • Ian Dearnley
  • 10-06-2018

A good read - at least for the first half

I totally believe in the core message of this which is to surrender to the ‘now’, whatever it is that is being thrown at you, and I particularly enjoyed the first half which was more heavily spiritually orientated. The latter half was more focused on a legal case which provided deep personal challenges for the author but in itself was less relevant in terms of spiritual messaging beyond the core message and ‘miracle’ based text. I was left with a question as to whether this latter subject matter dominance was used as a means of getting the authors truth out into the public domain (ie ‘for the avoidance of doubt’) and raises a question in itself about the role the ego may still be playing. Still worth a read. The authors other book, the untethered soul, is very much worth reading.

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  • Miss G K Rai
  • 08-09-2018

Let Go. Let God

Magically written and a charming account of a life that shares the magic of the universe.

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  • Dave Blundell
  • 01-06-2018

Truly amazing

A truly wonderful account of Michael A Singers letting go. In places it moved me to the point of tears. We all have that complaining voice in our head, but to ignore that and just surrender to the perfection of life and it to move so beautifully. WOW Michael you are the man 👍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-04-2018

Astonishing

I finished listening to this audiobook in just two days. It was simply astonishing. Thanks Micky

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  • Visible For A Cause
  • 20-01-2019

Best book I've read in years

Friday night 2 weeks ago I began reading the paperback. Within hours I'd purchased it on audible as I couldn't 'get it in me faster enough' by reading alone; instead I imbibed it whilst showering, driving, cooking, everywhere. The addict in me was hopelessly hooked. Over the weekend I CONSUMED IT in ways I've rarely done with other books. I was totally compelled by Michael, his authenticity, his beautiful way of living and the power of his message. Before Sunday night was done I must have relistened to the final paragraph of the last page more than 50 times!! There was something about it that was so profoundly balming and calming to my psyche, body, heart and spirit, I needed it like I needed air to breathe. The more I listened the saner I felt; things inside me began to become quieter. I find this intriguing given I already meditate twice daily, have done for years, exercise daily and am mentally well adjusted.

The entire unfolding was a perfect example of how when the student is ready the teacher appears. Interestingly the book has layed on my shelf for the past 9 months untouched - the moment was clearly perfect, as it always is.
Within 4 days I'd got LIVING YOUR LIFE FROM A PLACE OF SURRENDER 8 session Course (purchasable from Sounds True) and am almost finished my first round of listening, once complete I'll go back through to really work the material.

Oprah, Anthony and Jade Robbins are followers of Michael, it's no surprise.

If you desire greater mental calm and peace then this is HOW.
When you're done with trying to make life confirm to your terms and are ready to align your will with Life's, to SURRENDER and 'let go' to a loving Intelligence and Perfection that supports you every moment of every day, then this is HOW.
When joy, excitement and freedom become too valuable to compromise, then this is HOW.

Don't take my word for it; follow your guidance which has brought you to read this, to take the next step and give yourself this life changing gift. Michael is a living breathing Genius, the Embodiment of LOVE, Humility and Possibility, let him entertain and inspire you every step of the way. Deep gratitude Michael for the gift of your life's work. Much love and respect

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  • Sugaroc
  • 18-01-2019

amazing book

Loved this book so much and his story is so inspiring, just what I needed to take the next step in my journey :)

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  • Srjane
  • 17-01-2019

Moving and beautiful

The untethered soul was my favourite book on spirituality of all time. Whenever I was in a bad place or needed to make a decision, I would open it at random. It always delivered some comfort. So I was curious to see what the author could do to top that.

And this book does, providing a deep and applied principle that took me to the next level. Great job, recommended.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-01-2019

Exceptionally inspiring book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and felt totally inspired by Michael's story a great read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-2019

great.

an amazing and inspiring life story. It truly requires all strength one has in order to surrender to the life's challenges.