Review by GiannaS -- The Unbound Soul by Richard L. Haight

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Review by GiannaS -- The Unbound Soul by Richard L. Haight

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Unbound Soul" by Richard L. Haight.]
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Rating: 4 out of 4 stars
Review of The Unbound Soul: A Visionary Guide to Spiritual Transformation and Enlightenment By Richard L. Haight

Written in the form of a memoir, this is the author’s journey of self-discovery. From childhood to present day, the author encounters several moments of revelation, each answering a question brought on by a prior revelation, all the way to the sensing of a Presence the author calls ‘Isness’. He invents this word because he feels that the word ‘God’ has been associated with much negativity throughout history. It is his desire to remain within ‘Iseness’ that leads him to understand the many faults of human nature, and, as Iseness does, to forgive them. In fact, letting go is one of the principles he teaches. Letting go allows one’s soul to embrace universal love.

When I agreed to review this work, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it in its entirety, as I, like many, believe in the scientific principles. But this book is written extremely well. The writer communicates so clearly and at a universal level, I found myself wanting to read more. The pace is flawless. After each experience, the author describes his feelings and what he learned from the experience. Some things he tried require courage, like trekking through the Amazon and drinking a potion that makes him vomit and loose strength, but gives him a vision of the corruption of humanity. He then receives instructions to prepare for his own mission on Earth. As a result of this vision he develops a new form of martial arts that combines the physical with meditation.

Though I knew that the author didn’t need these visions to find his path, the way he presents his view of society, of personal growth, of persistence and of love is truly inspiring. His perception of what’s wrong and his ability to suggest changes within ourselves, though visionary as promised in the title of the book, is simple to understand, thus hard to apply to our busy lives. We have no time for these visions. We have children to be picked up from school and taken to football practice, we must handle three jobs because one doesn’t provide enough for her family, and, yes, we’re scientists.

Perhaps the biggest teaching in the book is that the author refused to be lived. Instead he chose his own path, searched his truth and adhered to principles buried within each of our souls, if we only care to listen.

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