Living From a Place of Surrender by Michael Singer – Course review

Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can

Michael Singer, The untethered soul

Let’s face it, life can be challenging…

For some, it often feel like a hostile, lawless place where negative emotions such as anxiety, anger or shame frequently get the better of us.

However, according to Michael singer, this negative perception of life can be drastically transfomed through consciouss effort. 

In his course “Living from a place of surrender” he promises to liberate you from the negative and set you up towards a path of pure joy and inner-well being.

Do you want to know if he delivers on this promise?

Keep reading, because in this post I’ll be giving you an in-depth review of the latest Michael Singer course.

So let’s dive in!


The Untethered Soul in Action

After a lot of research about confidence and happiness, I stumbled upon the online course “Living from a place of surrender” created by Michael Singer. 

The course description stated that in this course I would learn about my true relationship to the world unfolding around me and to the thoughts and emotions arising within me. 

But most importantly, I would be able to come into touch with the real “me”—the indwelling consciousness that is witnessing it all. 

This sounded like a very big promise, but I had heard great things about Micheal Singer, so I decided to give the online course a go. 

You can find my review below! If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, you can watch the video review here:

Who is Michael Singer?

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Michael Alan Singer

Michael A. Singer (a.k.a Mickey Singer) has been a spiritual teacher for more than four decades and has written two books: the #1 New York Times bestseller “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” and the New York Times bestseller “The Surrender Experiment”.

Mickey Singer has been featured on a lot of different television and radion shows, including Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Oprah even said that Michael’s books are one of te few that are always on her nightstand.

He is also the creator of a leading-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, and the founding CEO of a billion-dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution.

While working on his doctorate in economics in 1971, Michael A Singer said he experienced a deep inner awakening and went into seclusion to focus on yoga and meditation. In 1975, he founded the yoga and meditation center known as Temple of the Universe (, where people have come together to practice and study ever since.

In addition to his work as a spiritual teacher, Michael has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, health care, and environmental protection.

Michael Singer Quotes

Here’s my top 5 Michael Singer quotes that can make you look at things differently.

There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.

If you’re willing to be objective and watch all your thoughts, you’ll see that the vast majority of them have no relevance. They have no effect on anything or anybody, except you. They are simply making you feel better or worse about what is going on now, what has gone on in the past, or what might go on in the future.

Problems are generally not what they appear to be. When you get clear enough, you will realize that the real problem is that there is something inside of you that can have a problem with everything.

The more you are willing to just let the world be something you’re aware of, the more it will let you be who you are – the awareness, the self, the Atman, the Soul.

The spiritual journey is one of constant transformation. In order to grow, you must give up the struggle to remain the same, and learn to embrace change at all times.

Michael explains why we as humans suffer

About the course

Everyone says they want to be happy and confident. But how devoted are they really to reaching this goal?

According to Michael Singer, we are influenced by many things throughout our life, but there is only one thing that determines whether we are truly happy or not: Do you want to be happy?

Michael Singer believes that from the moment you make the decision to truly devote yourself to your own happiness, the noise will start to fade. 

However, most people don’t even try as they believe that happiness is outside of their control. They believe that happiness is heavily dependent on the people in their lives and the life events they go through. 

According to Michael, it doesn’t have to be like this. He believes that everyone is able to overcome misery and mental drama by following a path of gradual self-improvement. 

This involves letting go of our expectations and resistance to reality, and that is exactly what the online course created by Michael Singer is all about.

We unintentionally cause ourself suffering by trying to achieve internal happiness through external stuff. The result is a conflict with reality instead of a deep connection with the gift that is life. 

Our own happiness is fully within our control, however, it takes a conscious effort to look beyond ‘getting what we want’.

The video e-course created by Michael Singer called “living from a place of surrender” consists of 8 sessions (over 9 hours of instructions) that have the sole objective of helping you liberate yourself from the negative, and deepen your relationship with the world that is unfolding around you. 

This course promises to give you a clear understanding of the processes of your thoughts and emotions and puts you in touch with you, the true consciousness that is “in the driver’s seat” and witnesses all.

Some of the believed benefits that can be derived form taking this course are:

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Michael Singer Course

Living from a place of surrender

Living from a place of surrender

Eventually, you will see that the real cause of the problem is not life itself. It’s the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes the problems

Michael Singer, The untethered Soul

The Structure of Michael Singer’s Course

This is an 8-week online course. Therefore, the lessons are divided into 8 sessions.

Session 1 – Who Am I?

In this session, Michael explains who you actually are. The one who is experiencing everything both from the external world and from within your own body. You “the consciousness”.

Session 2 – The Outside World

In this session, you will learn about the reality of the moment that is unfolding in front of you, one that has taken 13.8 billion years to arrive. 

If you look at it objectively… it is really just us, sitting on a big rock that is spinning on its axles in the middle of nowhere. 

You will learn the impersonal nature of the present moment and explore how engaging with the moment allows you to step into the flow of the universe.

Session 3 – The Mind, Part One

This session investigates the “alternate universe” we create inside the mind, which is built out of stored impressions from past experiences. 

These stored impressions create the internal expectations about how you think life has to be in order to be okay. 

This leads to the voice in your head saying, “I can’t do that because I won’t be good enough” or “No I can’t talk to them, they won’t like me”. 

This alternate reality obstructs your experience of reality itself and ultimately causes suffering throughout your life.

Session 4 – The Mind, Part Two

In this session you’ll revisit the voice inside your head, exploring the source of this voice and how it leads to suffering. 

You will look at surrender in the context of working with the mind, and ways we can focus on the unfolding moment in order to get out the of “personal mind” and back into reality.

Session 5 – The Heart

Here, you will learn to handle your feelings in whatever shape or size they appear, and explore how to release stuck emotional energy patterns, that were created by the stored impressions.

Session 6 – Your Predicament and the Spiritual Path

In this session, you’ll go even deeper into why we as humans suffer and learn about the methods of how to get out of this predicament. .

Session 7 – Learning to Let Go

In this session, you’ll learn all about how to let go of all the negativity caused by the stored impressions.

Michael will also show you some meditation techniques as well as a lot of mental exercises to completely surrender.

Session 8 – Living a Life of Surrender

In this final session, Michael discusses the dramatic reorientation of our lives as we practice the path of surrender. 

In this session you’ll learn how beautiful life can be if you’re liberated from all the negativity. He explains that there is no limit to your happiness.

Bonus 1

Michael also presents ten practical audio sessions for applying the insights in his bestselling book within the context of business and the office environment. Topics:

  1. Finding fulfillment at work
  2. Navigating difficult discussions
  3. Learning to listen
  4. Creativity in the workplace
  5. Conscious communication
  6. Dealing with disappointment
  7. Solving problems at work
  8. Finding your inspiration
  9. Working with others
  10. Stress and burnout

Bonus 2

“Spiritual Activism: The Path of Accepting and Serving Reality”—Many of us at this time feel called to engage in social activism. Yet where do we begin? 

In this 43-minute audio teaching, Michael discusses the intersection of spirituality and activism, the power of acceptance, seeing things clearly, and more.

My Results After Living From A Place Of Surrender

I have to say, the course Living from a place of surrender has really changed my life. At first, I had a bit of a hard time accepting everything that is taught as my whole belief system was built on achieving happiness from the outside. 

“When I finally finish university I will have a lot more confidence and I will be happy” or “When I finally get my car and new house I will be a lot more independent and happy”.

Of course, these external factors bring joy and happiness, but those are often short-lived. These positive external events are usually a gateway to new problems, which again, are accompanied by negative feelings and emotions.

 For this reason, it is impossible to achieve internal happiness with external things.

Michael Singer course has helped me realize this and provided a roadmap on how to actually let go of this false belief system and achieve happiness and confidence from within.

The simple yet powerful meditation technique Michaeal has thought me has helped me to gain control of my awareness. This simple meditation technique, which I call the Michael Singer meditation, is just a simple exercise where you focus on your breath in cycles of 20. Simple but effective. 

Man meditating

The most important and mind-blowing thing I have learned, but unconsciously have always known, is that I am not the mind or body, but actually the consciousness that is witnessing the mind and body. 

Just as I, the consciousness, witnesses everything on the outside such as people, cars and buildings, I am actually witnessing the thoughts and emotions that arise within my body.

Michael also explains that we experience so many negative thoughts and emotions because of our constant need to have everything aligned with our internal expectations. 

For example, because I didn’t want to feel the feeling of rejection from within, I went out of my way to control things on the outside to not feel this way. As a result, I missed a lot of opportunities by simply not talking to people. Just realizing this destructive pattern is already enough to change

Although I am not all the way there yet as the process takes time, the difference is already astonishing. 

For example, I no longer struggle with the anxiety that had a big impact on my life for all this time. I learned to “relax and release” on a daily basis whenever I felt these negative thoughts and emotions might come up

This also significantly boosted my self-esteem and level of confidence. So much so, that I have no problem talking to strangers or speaking in public anymore. 

To be honest, it really looks like I am rewriting my brain to care less and be happier.

Rewriting my brain

I no longer dread going to social gatherings as I can now see it as an opportunity to grow even more. The course contains so many life lessons which I could have used earlier in life, that I wished I had found it sooner

I even started listening to the sessions on repeat every day on my way to work. It really is a tranquil way to start the day and it remembers yourself to be aware of everything you are experiencing both inside and outside throughout the day

The course covers literally everything from your mind, body and the people in your life to planetary science. All you need is some time to listen and relax

Overall, I recommend this program to everyone who is struggling with negative feelings and emotions such as anxiety, anger, inadequacy, shame, or jealousy. You will find out that the most effective personal growth technique is to use life to remove your inner blockages that are causing these negative feelings and emotions, instead of compensating for them

I would also recommend this program to people who aren’t necessarily struggling but want to feel more happiness in their life, experience spontaneous joy and obtain clarity and calmness in their minds

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Michael Singer course review – Quick overview:

What I Liked

  • It definitely delivers on its promises
  • Unique information that I haven’t seen anywhere else
  • Very interesting
  • Easy to follow

What I Didn’t Like

  • The presentation in the sessions could be a bit better to make it even more interesting


The program is one of the key sources that helped me see the world from a different perspective. It simply is one of the most important things that have helped me get rid of my anxiety and other negative emotions and increase happiness and confidence.


The original price of the course is $397, but you can get it for $197, or 3 monthly payments of $99 here. It’s not cheap, but as they say, you can’t put a price on happiness. It was absolutely worth the price to me!


In every session, Michael manages to get through to you in a very unique and informative way. The only thing I can think of that could be better, is the use of visuals or other attributes for example. This would make the sessions a bit more exciting.


The course is quite time-intensive as there are 8 sessions that have a combined play time of over 9 hours. However, because it’s such an eye-opening experience and easy to follow, it really isn’t a problem. It’s better than watching Netflix!

Overall Rating


4,5 of 5 stars

The course “living from a place of surrender” definitely works! In my opinion, the course is the easiest, most complete and unique program available to increase happiness and confidence. If this is your goal, make sure to check it out!

Whether or not you decide to go with this Michael Singer course, I respect you for trying to improve your life, and I hope you will find what you are looking for! If you want to stay up to date on all things confidence, be sure to keep an eye on the blog!

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Hi, my name is Mike Wilhelm and I run the confidence HQ!

Looking back at my journey through life, I can say without a doubt, that anyone is capable of reaching a state of true inner confidence.

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