by Miriam Knight June 05, 2015
What would happen if we gave up control of wanting things to happen our way, and instead let life call the shots? Michael Singer decided to give it a try. After all, he mused, life was doing a pretty good job of creating a human being from a single fertilized cell, growing trees from seeds, keeping the planets in orbit, and all manner of events leading to the perfection of the universe. The author of the bestselling The Untethered Soul spent forty years engaged in what he calls a "surrender experiment," testing "where the flow of life's events would naturally take me." The results? Astonishing. Here he shares his journey, from the moment he realized an inner voice constantly chattered to him about his likes and dislikes, to his decision to let go of any personal preferences and allow life to take charge. Singer began the test simply, by accepting the weather, then moved on to more challenging events, which propelled him from a reclusive house in the woods to becoming CEO of a billion-dollar company and surviving an FBI investigation. Singer hopes, that in sharing his story, the reader will be inspired to let go and let life, and come to appreciate the constantly unfolding perfection of the universe.