I am sure you have heard the saying “perception is reality”. Most of us, if not all of us, believe that to be true to one degree or another. The reality is that perception is not what we are told to believe; rather it is the conflict of the actual circumstances versus the circumstances our mind creates. I know my mind can create a situation that is 100 times worse than what is the reality! Singer contends that most of your life will unfold regardless of what your mind is telling you. It doesn’t matter how many sleepless nights you spend thinking about it. That is not say you don’t have free-will and cannot make decisions and choices that impact your life. He is telling us to separate what our mind is creating for you to believe and let it go. If you are anything like me, that can be difficult to do. However, once you understand and begin to change your perspective it becomes easier.
The Untethered Soul is a quick read. A mere 181 pages with short manageable chapters packed with new ways to think and most importantly turn off that critical voice in your head.