Living From a Place of Surrender – Course Review

Living From a Place of Surrender is an online course by Michael A Singer that teaches you a unique approach to release your inner blockages so that you can live an inspired life, experiencing real growth and deep satisfaction.

I want to ask you a quick question – At present, what do you think is your single biggest obstacle in life?

The answer – It is not that person you think or the situation you are facing instead it is your “Mind” that resides in the three-pound organ of your body called the brain. Michael says…your mind can be a dangerous place or a great gift.

The real problem is the constant chatter that happens in your mind all the time. You may have tried meditation to quiet your mind but it’s only for a short while…as soon as you are done with your meditation session, the very next minute the chit-chat starts again.

So what do you do?

  • Should you learn how to stop the mind from over-thinking – Nope
  • Should you learn advanced mind control techniques – Nope
  • Should you meditate more – Nope

Here’s what you should do:

  • Find out “WHY” your mind is chit-chatting all the time.
  • Find out “WHAT” your mind is chit-chatting all the time.

Once you have answers to the above questions then you apply the unique technique taught in the course to ‘release it’ so that you can free up space in your mind for new inspiration, creativity, joy, and more happiness.

I shall talk about this unique approach and course in detail but before that let me introduce you to the creator of this program.

Meet The Teacher

Michael A Singer

Michael A Singer is a spiritual teacher, amazing author, brilliant speaker, and the creator of this online course. He has written two books The Untethered Soul & The Surrender Experiment and both were the #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Speaking about his life journey, as a young teenager, he was an astute student who went on to pursue a doctorate in Economics from the University of Florida. During his mid-twenties he experienced a deep inner awakening that took him to forests and went into seclusion, focusing on yoga and meditation.

As life moved on he created a leading-edge software that transformed the medical practice management industry and later on became a CEO of a billion-dollar public company.

There came a time in his life when had to resign from his company because his staff was involved in some fraudulent activities within the company. Due to this event, he had to face a 6-year long legal battle and had to face a lot of disgrace.

In the year 1975, he founded “Temple of the Universe” a place where people came together to practice yoga and meditation. For more than four decades now he has been a spiritual teacher and has contributed in the areas of education, health care, and environmental protection.

If you want to have a glimpse of him then listen to one of his famous talks he gave in the year 2015 at the University of Florida on “Mindfulness as a way of life”. He has a completely different take on Mindfulness…listen to his talk, there is profound wisdom (you don’t want to miss it).

What Will You Learn In This Course

Living From a Place of Surrender - Course Overview

In this course, Michael brings to you eight inspirational, engaging video sessions filled with practical teachings on living life from a place of deep surrender. Let’s look into each of these sessions to understand what you will learn in them.

Session 1: Who am I

The first session sets the foundation for this course. Michael says unless you do not know who you truly are, you will never learn how to live from the place of surrender. He talks in great detail about the distinction between you, the mind, and emotions.

He explains the “seat of awareness” and how you can go to that place of awareness and experience the deeper “you” and the consciousness behind your experience.

The key highlights of this session:

  • Understanding your “True Self” and discovering your lost connection with consciousness.
  • The basic nature of the world, the mind, the heart, and you.
  • The three arenas of conscious experience.

Session 2: The Outside World

Michael says the outside world (the universe) has got nothing to do with you. It unfolds every moment in front of you. He says the majority of us try to control the moment that’s unfolding in front of us and thereby block the flow of energy.

By cultivating an impersonal mind, you can engage with the present moment and fully experience it. This enables you to align with the flow of the universe and unblocks the resistance in you.

The key highlights of this session:

  • Discover “Witness Consciousness”
  • How to engage with the flow of the universe.
  • How the outside world impacts your inner energies.

Session 3: “WHY” your mind is chit-chatting

In this session, you find out with Michael the “alternate universe” that you create in our mind and how it interacts with reality and creates suffering the entire life. The primary reason why your mind goes on chit-chatting is that there is solid obstruction caused by your mind as it interacts with reality on a daily basis.

The key highlights of this session:

  • How you force your mind (willfully) to create energy blockages.
  • How to unblock the energy flow and end suffering.
  • How does your mind create the “Alternate Universe”
  • How to experience reality & let moments pass through you.

Session 4: “WHAT” your mind is chit-chatting

In this session, you will go deeper to find the source of your voice inside your head. Michael shares a technique to distance yourself from the mental dialogue. He introduces the surrender concept so that you focus on the unfolding moment and let go of the voice inside your head.

The key highlights of this session:

  • How to release personal preferences & learn to fully participate at the moment unfolding around you.
  • Start working with your mind & apply the surrender principle
  • Why you should honor and respect your reality

Session 5: Open Your Heart

In this session, you discover the natural state of your heart and how energy closes your heart. Michael says the majority of us either cling to good experiences or memories and resist the unpleasant experiences or memories and this restricts the free flow of energy to our heart. He says dance with your life, say yes to life experiences with an open heart as it plays its tune.

The key highlights of this session:

  • How to change our egocentric perspective (believe me we all have an ego and need to work on it)
  • Relationship between your thoughts & emotions and how it affects your heart.
  • How to establish a free flow of energy without clinging or resistance.

Session 6: Taking The Spiritual Path

Taking the spiritual path is having an open attitude towards life, people, relationships, and life experiences. Michael says your entire life changes as you become free from judgments, narrow-mindedness, and let go of your self. You will learn the practical path to a life of surrender that is accessible to you and everyone around you.

The key highlights of this session:

  • How you can experience the “ever-new joy”
  • Free the patterns that are formed by your past impressions.
  • How to let go of your personal self and access the path of surrender to experience inner freedom & bliss.

Session 7: Practice & Master Letting Go

As you take the spiritual path, you will realize life is not about getting anything instead it is about letting go. Michael says you don’t let go of your dreams or goals instead you let go of whatever is locking you up inside and affecting your fullest expression.

The key highlights of this session:

  • Learn the practice: Relax & Release.
  • As you learn the practice, start applying it to the “low hanging fruit”.
  • Make a lifelong commitment to “just keep letting it go”

Session 8: Living a Life of Surrender

In the final session, Michael explains a noticeable turnaround in our lives as we practice the path of surrender (letting go). He says it is a potent solution to clean up the mess/garbage that’s stored in us so that we live in harmony with the flow of life. He states, you either continue to struggle in life or devote your life to change at the deepest level, the choice is yours.

The key highlights of this session:

  • The purpose of life: Let go of your stuff inside.
  • Merge with the source of unconditional love within.
  • Become a blessing on the earth and live with the flow of life.

BONUS Sessions (For Limited Period Only)

1. Ten Teachings to Transform Your Work Life

An audio program from Michael in which he addresses ten common workplace challenges, finding satisfaction and fulfillment at work, the art of effective communication, problem-solving, creativity, and much more. These sessions will help you in transforming your work life and face the realities of daily work life.

2. Spiritual Activism: The Path of Accepting and Serving Reality

Many of you feel strongly about a social cause but then wonder how to work or fight towards a change in society. In this 43-minute audio teaching, Michael discusses the intersection of spirituality and activism, the power of acceptance, seeing things clearly, and more.

How Much Does This Course Cost

As I write this post, this course is available at a discounted one-time price of $197. The original price of this course is $397. I personally feel the value which this course can bring to your life is way beyond the price of this course. Michael has poured all his wisdom, experience, and teachings over the past four decades and presents you with the most effective personal growth technique.

If you still feel this course has not met your expectation, you need not worry as you are covered with a 1-year money-back guarantee. There are practically zero risks to try this course with a money-back guarantee.

Final Thoughts

I have been profoundly impacted by Michael A Singer’s teachings. I have been following him for quite some time and I personally rate him as one of the best spiritual teachers I have come across.

One of the greatest lessons you will learn here is that trying to achieve happiness by “getting what you want” is actually limiting your happiness. You end up struggling with life instead of experiencing it. True happiness comes only when your inner energy is free to flow. That unhampered flow is, indeed, the goal of this course.

Enroll today and challenge yourself to go beyond in order to live from a place of surrender to the flow of life.

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12 thoughts on “Living From a Place of Surrender – Course Review”

  1. Hi Satish,

    Thanks very much for the introduction to Michael Singer.

    Like Michael, I read Autobiography of a Yogi in my early 20s, which was probably around the same time he was reading it. I have returned to it many times and I unreservedly recommend it to all who are seeking.

    I listened to the first 15 minutes or so of the video on mindfulness and I fully agree with his explanation. In fact, his is the only explanation I have heard about mindfulness, so I don’t know what is different from what others may say. I think what resonates with me is the sense of effortlessness that he conveys. This is also a key feature in the teachings that I follow. If you subject the mind to effort to direct the attention then this will have the tendency to keep the mind on the gross surface and tend to inhibit the mind from moving into more subtle states.

    If there is one observation I would make it is how easy it is to speak of mindfulness today. Many years ago, when I was reading the Autobiography of a Yogi such notions and ideas were not common currency. I even get the sense looking back that the collective human consciousness was in a darker place. By that I don’t necessarily mean an evil place, just somewhere that was less light. I have heard it said that it is the many years of the meditative practice of those who direct their attention inwards, towards the space where the subject and object of consciousness merge, as Michael notes Patanjali explained in his sutras, that plows the field of collective human consciousness that all of us enjoy. That is why today the topic of mindfulness is such common currency.

    I enjoyed reading this very much and I am sure this course would help a lot of people.

    • Hi Andy,

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience and I agree with your viewpoints.

      The term Mindfulness has become quite popular in the last two decades. You will find lot of information on it, the benefits, different techniques etc. However I quite like the way Michael Singer approaches mindfulness. He says there are two approaches:

      1) You “willfully” use your mind i.e. force your mind to be mindful while eating, walking or doing work – This approach is quite common these days wherein the focus is more on learning mindfulness techniques and practicing it during the day.

      2) Why can’t mindfulness be the natural state? Why do you have to remind your mind to be mindful…it should be your natural state – This statement from Michael Singer really intrigued me.

      I like the way he teaches and encourages everyone to become more mindful naturally, of course there is nothing wrong in the first approach however requires effort.

  2. Hi Satish,

    This is something I’ve been searching for a long time! This sentence got me “Unless you do not know who you truly are, you will never learn how to live from the place of surrender”. I am a firm believer that the greatest adventure of our lives is discovering who we really are. But I am having hard time with overthinking! I find myself continuously running things over in my head. I am aware of it but I cannot control it and my stress level increases when scenarios keep playing in my head! I tried meditation but I get easily distracted. I really want to unblock that energy and be more engaged in the present moment. What kind of meditation do you recommend?

    • Hi Milana,

      As Michael says – It is important to find out why your mind is chit chatting. Majority of us suppress that mental dialogue and that’s why it creates energy blockages inside us. So when you meditate for few minutes – You feel nice and peaceful for those few minutes but once you are done with your meditation session again the mind starts running in all directions.

      Learn the technique of releasing what’s inside you, what’s bothering you inside – As you realize that it is the excess garbage that you have stuffed inside since all these years (that’s creating all the noise inside me) and as you learn to release it, you will discover new way of living in alignment with flow ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for this incredibly profound article, Satish!

    We can certainly be our own worst enemies at times, as we find ways to demean and belittle ourselves, our worth, and our accomplishments.

    Satan is the author of confusion, and he’s always trying to cloud our judgment about who and what we are-we are all God’s children, saved by the blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    God loves us, we are the apples of his eye, and he has great plans for us, if we’ll only trust him, follow him, realize our true worth in him (i.e. shutting down that negative voice in our heads), and keep pushing forward.

    We often times allow our egos to destroy our sense of peace, joy, and happiness; our own negativity can damage our most important relationships (God, family, friends, etc.).

    Michael Singer makes wonderful points about letting go of negativity, how we need to stop trying to control everything (God is in control, not us), and how we need to harbor a positive mindset (being vulnerable/surrendering all to God, and allowing him to take control). I have saved your article and will definitely share it with my friends and family. God bless you!

  4. Hi Satish,

    Thank you for this in-depth review of Michael A. Singer’s, Living From a Place of Surrender course. This would be great for my girlfriend because she has not been able to grasp the knowledge and sense of complete peace that I have by just letting everything go to my Lord and Savior. I agree with Michael in many of the aspects he says in Sessions 5 through 8.

    Much of what you mention above about these sessions is what I have learned through the Bible and it has brought me not just an inner peace but a more loving and open heart, that in some cases has proved that I no longer need to worry about the future for I will survive whatever comes my way. But my girlfriend is still a Catholic believing in their obstructionist doctrines.

    I feel that from just those last 4 sessions alone, she can grasp that same concept I have but coming from a different source, Michael A Singer. I feel that the $197.00 price tag with the 1-tear money back guarantee is a great deal. I am going to share this post with her and see if she would be open to giving this a try. Thank you so much for this information.

  5. Hi Satish,

    I think it is so important to surrender your mind to visualise success, happiness and fulfilment, as it is so much easier for us to believe and focus on negative realities ,and in doing so, limit ourselves to the possibility and creative power of positive thinking.

    Proverbs 23:7 says: “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. And there is another saying that I will paraphrase that says that what the heart is full of, the mouth runneth over with and that is how you can determine what is in a man’s heart, by listening to the words that he utters. We should therefore condition ourselves to meditate on that what is positive as that what we reflect upon becomes part of us and becomes the reality that we create for ourselves.


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