Wisdom uprooted from depths of another’s soul is one of the most powerful medicines, if you choose to make it so. To better explain this I will start off by quoting Ram Dass who says one of my favorite quotes that has fully stuck with me, “When you know how to listen everyone is the guru.”
This is why I have gathered some of the quotes that have stuck with me and made me reflect on my inner landscape. You will notice they are separated by the individual who said them, and truly these are savourable.
He is most famously known for being the author of The Untethered Soul where he speaks about the voice inside our mind, how when we listen to it we give our happiness to the will of whatever thought washes onto shore next, and how to begin exploring the root of that voice.
What I found deeply intriguing about him is he has been a lifetime yogic practitioner and has worked in the corporate world as a VP doing medical software programming for a company that eventually merged with WebMD. This videos of him teaching the wisdom of karma yoga really spoke on the depth of the practice he has cultivated.
He spoke in his book The Surrender Experiment how letting go brought him to work in the corporate world and what happened for him when we stopped resisting it and began trusting and allowed it to unfold naturally. Learn more about that book here in an interview he did with Yoga Journal.
I read one article where someone spoke on how they felt he wasn’t exactly as highly achieved of as a yogi because he was in the corporate world and talked about his accomplishment much throughout his book.
For me, I don’t know enough about him to have an opinion on that, but not often do you see people in the depth of the spiritual world and the corporate world so there is some different insight he can provide.
This also triggered within me to see more aspects of how I have considered making a lot of money to be an unspiritual practice, which comes from the root making money is bad. That thought is something Neale Donald Walsch, author of the series Conversations With God, brought me to realize in this talk he gave about money.
Now that you know a little more about Michael Singer, here are 5 of his quotes that really uprooted a cord where I can dive deeper into myself with.