MICHAEL A. SINGER is a spiritual teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Untethered Soul, The Surrender Experiment and the recent Living Untethered: Beyond the Human Predicament. For over four decades, Michael has been passionately teaching spirituality and mindfulness.
Michael’s spiritual journey began in 1971. While working on his doctorate in economics, Michael decided to go into seclusion to focus on yoga and meditation. It was in 1975 that Michael founded the Temple of the Universe, a now long-established yoga and meditation center where people of any religion or set of beliefs can come together to experience inner peace.
Singer is also a successful entrepreneur that has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, healthcare, and environmental protection. He created a leading-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, as well as the founding CEO of a billion-dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution.
Tony and Sage Robbins are excited to share this special presentation from a 2022 private event with their Platinum Partners in Mexico. Here, Michael teaches us the importance of surrender and how to “let go'' to remove the negative blocks inside us and allow positive emotions – like joy and happiness – to flow through us with grace and ease.
Watch the discussion here: https://youtu.be/E7TxEzMF3s8
[00:15] Sage intro
[01:30] Tony Intro
[02:42] What is happiness?
[04:09] Michael’s Four Quadrant Truth Table
[07:47] The Law of Diminishing Returns
[09:34] How you’re programmed by your experiences
[12:17] The happiness inside us all
[13:36] We control little of what happens in life
[17:50] The more open you are, the more joy you feel
[19:16] Michael on “objective observation”
[24:23] Oprah’s favorite quote from “Living Untethered”
[25:41] Why we hold on to negative blockages
[29:27] How to deal with uncontrollable situations
[35:22] The meaning of “low hanging fruit”
[40:50] Feeling resistance? Just relax
[43:34] Discover your true self
[46:49] Reach a pure state of happiness
[51:28] The key to relax and release
[55:43] Letting go of what is blocking your happiness
[01:03:08] The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences
[01:06:54] Your path to pure joy
[01:13:14] Question from Tony regarding letting go when we have a hard time navigating what we can and cannot control
[01:15:51] Question from Tony: What is your trigger for going into a state of relaxation?
[01:17:51] Question from Sage: When dealing with trauma, do you have an internal voice guiding you?
[01:21:19] Question from Sage: Will letting go allow our consciousness to recognize more beauty?
[01:22:16] Tina asks for validation for those already far on their spiritual journey
[01:27:00] Question from Bernice: How do we interpret the ego when it comes to letting go?
[01:29:46] Question from Sage: What can parents do to help their children growup both open and spiritual?
[01:31:22] Nuria asks Michael to clarify the meaning of “we are not creating our own life” (quoted in his book)
[01:37:58] Question from Shawn: How can meditation be used in the process?
[01:41:30] Question from Teresa: How do you experience the mind as you continue to progress?
[01:45:26] Question from Ishali: What tip can you give that helps us “go with the flow” when negative things are happening?
[01:49:28] Sign Off
This intimate episode of The Tony Robbins Podcast was recorded at home in February of 2023 with Tony Robbins, his wife, Sage Robbins, and Mary B., friend and surrogate of their child. Listen as they discuss unconditional love and the modern family.
Tony begins with an introduction on our evolutionary advantage and the most powerful force on earth: LOVE. He riffs on why people become jaded and pessimistic after the loss of love, pain, past references, and cultural conditioning and implores the audience to keep their hearts open to the depths of the human heart we all crave.
Tony and Sage share “the explosion of love” that has come through their 23 years of marriage and starting a family together.
This extended conversation covers topics including: expectations of intimate relationships, media messages, parenting, prince and princess romantic ideals, oneness, mindfulness, modern love constellations and chosen family configurations, sobriety, human behavior, couples communication, emotional fitness, the trap of blame and judgement, the importance of self-love, and more.
This episode serves for all listening to be reminded that “love defies the odds.” It invites us all to offer the love that is our highest and truest human essence to our beloved, our parents, friends, children, brothers, sisters, co-workers, and beyond. Let’s love this world up. Enjoy!
Watch the discussion here: https://youtu.be/two18YkJPAU
[02:28] An explosion of love
[05:40] Tony fell in love with his “weirdo”
[11:00] Dr. Gottman can predict divorce in 15 mins
[16:11] Story: Abu Dhabi dinner with crown prince
[20:06] Law of Familiarity
[23:02] The Making of a Modern Family
[28:30] Creativity, Caring, Growing
[34:35] 4 Levels of Love
[40:27] On break-ups and separation
[41:47] Conditioning, pain, loss
[44:40] Love inside out
[48:35] Alcohol and relationship
[55:29] “Where we all meet”
[1:03:26] Opening and closing
[1:07:07] “All are welcome here”
[1:11:44] Filters & Dating apps
[1:17:49] Story: Jordan Peterson meeting
[1:22:02] Love transcends IF we are open to it
[1:27:54] Life Skill: S.E.W.
[1:32:34] Life is precious; lean in
[1:33:32] Let’s love this world up
[1:34:53] Sign off