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Rev. Jessica Johansson

“The Surrender Experiment” by Michael A. Singer


I recently read “The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection.” It is an autobiographical account of spiritual teacher and New York Times best-selling author Michael A. Singer’s journey towards enlightenment. After a period of personal turmoil, Singer decided to give up his possessions and live a life of solitude in the woods to find out what it truly means to be happy. What follows is not only the account of how he went from being a homeless hippie to becoming one of the most successful businessmen in America but also a powerful story about self-discovery and the power of surrendering to the present moment.

Am I better off making up an alternate reality in my mind and then fighting with reality to make it be my way, or am I better off letting go of what I want and serving the same forces of reality that managed to create the entire perfection of the universe around me?

Michael A. Singer

I found “The Surrender Experiment” an enlightening and thought-provoking read. Singer’s story is inspiring and relatable, as he details his struggles with anxiety and depression and how he eventually found peace by surrendering to what is. The book also provides valuable insights into the practice of meditation and mindfulness, which can help readers learn to quiet their minds and live in the present moment. Too often, we get caught up in our thoughts about the past or worry about the future (neither of which we can control), and we forget to appreciate what is happening right now. Mindfulness can help us focus on the present moment and find peace and happiness in the here and now. 

If you’re looking for a book that will inspire you to change your life for the better, I highly recommend “The Surrender Experiment.”

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