Untethered Soul - Book Review

 Kathleen Quinn-Matus is a Professional Life Coach living in the Finger Lakes in NYS


The first time I read Untethered Soul by Micheal Singer I enjoyed reading a few pages at a time.  For me it was my mini-retreat before hitting the pavement each morning.  


That all changed the second time I read Michael’s book; it moved me on a deeper level.  I compare it to slicing into a layered cake with rich fillings inside; each filling complimenting the next.  On the surface each chapter may appear to be saying the same as the last, yet the ideas, stories, and practices are layered to provide an expanded experience; if we allow it.   


I had a spiritual mentor in my twenties. I would call her when I was dealing with a charged situation.  She shared spiritual practices that lifted me out of my emotional quagmire and miraculously my issue would dissolve.  She always instructed me to “be in the world, but not of it”;  reminding me that this path guides us to move beyond any and all circumstances.  


My biggest take away from Untethered Soul is each layer of the book feels like spiritual acupuncture.  Each time we engage in a heart-centered practice we come closer to “being in the world, but not of it”.