The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer is an autobiography, an account of what happens when you just let go and surrender in life. Michael wrote The Untethered Soul in 2007 and followed it up in 2015 with this book. He describes his spiritual awakening in his early twenties, living in the woods and on a piece of land, how he founded the Temple of the Universe, set up his own building business, started creating software, became CEO of a multi-million dollar business and ended up being raided by the FBI and standing on trial accused by the US government. This really is riveting stuff! However the main focus of the book is Michael’s dedication to surrendering to whatever comes up in the moment and where it can lead you. It’s about not standing in your own way, about not believing your ego, it’s about trusting in life and allowing the conscious witness to be in the driving seat.
Melissa recommended this book to me and I’m eternally grateful as I’m not sure I would have read it otherwise. I’m also very glad I read it before The Untethered Soul as it’s a bit like tasting the dish before seeing the recipe. This book relaxes your fears and leaves you in awe of what happened to one man when he just let go.