A collection quotes from my latest read, The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer.
"There is nothing more important to true growth than realising you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.”
"Two kinds of experiences can occur that block the heart: You are either trying to push energies away because they bother you, or you are trying to keep energies close because you like them. In both cases, you are no letting them pass, and you are wasting precious energy by blocking the flow through resisting and clinging."
"Life is continuously changing, and if you're trying to control it, you'll never be able to fully live it.”
"Every time you get into your car, or pick up the phone, or open the door, just stop. Take a moment to remember that you’re spinning on a planet in the middle of empty space. Then remind yourself that you’re not going to get involved in your own melodrama. You don't have to change anything, just be there, noticing that you notice. It’s like taking inventory. Just check what’s going on – heart, mind, shoulders. Set up trigger points in everyday life to help you remember who you are and what’s going on inside.”
"What is it that won’t let us live our lives? What is inside of us that is so afraid that it keeps us from just enjoying life? This part of us is so busy trying to make sure that the next thing goes right that we can’t just be here now and live life."
(Ps: Looking for book recommendations for the New Year – any favourites from 2019?)