I finished reading the Surrender Experiment, by Michael A. Singer in one day. One. Day. It was SO good. My theory is that he is an INTP, and he is a really great storyteller. It really inspired me to set out to silence the constant chatter in my brain, and work on surrendering to what life throws my way.
For those that have no clue what the book is about, it’s about a man who was working on an economics PhD, and before he completed it, he began to start doing yoga and meditating a significant amount of time to calm his inner voice. He decided one day that he wouldn’t let the inner voice control his life, and he would surrender to whatever life brought him. He then lived his life by allowing life to dictate his plans, instead of his own inner voice. He started out living in the woods, and by then end of the book was a millionaire who had been CEO of a tech company.
Despite the outcome of the story, it was an inspiring tale of training your inner voice to shut the heck up. I’ve practiced this all week, meditating more, and surrendering more. At one point, I was searching for a complex answer to a question for work, and I started feeling a usual flutter of anxiety in my chest that comes with not knowing the answer. Then, I told myself to surrender and let go. Two minutes later, the answer literally popped into my head. Now, one could argue that all I did was give it the space to come up, but honestly, I don’t think it matters. I think you could call it divine insight or clearing the anxiety to allow my brain to work, but it accomplished the same result.
Anyway, give it a read and let me know what you think. I thought it was fantastic.
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Pretty amazing when you actually do it. Thanks for this recommendation. A really good read and sooo applicable.
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