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Letting Go: The Pathway To Surrender (Power vs. Force #9)

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  1,492 Ratings  ·  127 Reviews
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published 2012 by Veritas Publishing (first published July 4th 1905)
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Lisa Shultz
Jan 09, 2013 Lisa Shultz rated it it was amazing
A profound book. I will re-read for the rest of my life. If I had to suggest one book that I would like everyone to read, it would be this one.
Matthew Treya
Mar 18, 2013 Matthew Treya rated it it was amazing
A wonderful distillation of all of Dr. Hawkins' teachings, written just before his passing. Most elegantly simple. A true gift, a classic, a gem. What else can one say?
Cloris Kylie
Jun 12, 2014 Cloris Kylie rated it it was amazing
Let’s follow the pathway of surrender:

First, picture a big chain around your ankles that prevents you from moving toward the life you desire. That’s the image I give to my audiences when I talk about attachments.

Second, think of the similarity between a peanut butter sandwich, a satellite signal, and a thought. They are all forms of energy. They only differ by the wavelengths at which they vibrate. Negative thoughts and emotions are aligned with low, slow-moving energies. Positive thoughts and e
Oct 21, 2012 Curt added it
Recommends it for: searcher for Truth
Finally! The book that explains the actual technique the good Dr. used to solve his many health dilemmas.
Having pre-ordered it months ago, it finally arrived this week.
Only two or three chapters in I already think this may be his most important work yet.
If you're human you want to read this one.
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Jun 23, 2015 Doug rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, mindfulness, kindle
The first half of this book has some incredibly useful advice for learning to let go of anxiety and negativity, but the second half is a bit too new age-y for me. It starts jumbling science and spirituality with grand claims about how surrendering negative thoughts will make all your dreams come true, including healing physical ailments AND telekinetically summoning your waiter in restaurants \_(ツ)_/ ...more
Will Mitchell
Feb 06, 2015 Will Mitchell rated it it was amazing
Cannot possibly say how much this book helped me manage my anxiety and fear.
Red Hand
Feb 03, 2016 Red Hand rated it did not like it
Shelves: utter-crap
So I'm holding off on actually rating until I finish the audio book...but so far, I am deeply unimpressed. This book would be about half it's actual length if you cut the lists to manageable size and removed the outlandish claims (such as it being able to cure allergies). It usual riddled with false claims about auras (debunked) and other New age claptrap.
I honestly hope it gets better because right now, one star is too high.
Edit: So apparently, if multiple books are written on a subject then i
Liberty Johnke
Nov 22, 2014 Liberty Johnke rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who don't think there are answers to their questions but they keep asking anyway
Shelves: spiritual
Perhaps my favorite book I've ever read. See for yourself, it will change your life.
Feb 05, 2015 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
What can I say here except "Well done David R Hawkins!!"? I have read most of his work starting with Power vs Force which Wayne Dyer was recommending during one of his tours. I was immediately struck with the excitement that comes whenever I read something that totally resonates. This was at the beginning of conscious seeking & I have been reading his successive works since, while mastering thoughts, feelings & finally falling into Awakening.

And then I see this book (also recommended b
Heiki Eesmaa
Mar 21, 2013 Heiki Eesmaa rated it it was amazing
Quite different from the rest of DRH's work. While surrender itself is Lester Levenson's releasing, currently best known as Sedona Method, the Doc puts so different a spin on it that the origin of the technique is just a side remark.
Ypatios Varelas
Jun 13, 2016 Ypatios Varelas rated it did not like it
Written by a medical doctor. Sad. How can an MD completely miss the logic and purpose of negative emotions, ignore their foundation in our childhood and treat them as the cause of all disasters and problems?

The author nicely writes about how repression of negative emotions creates problems, however the "letting go" process in this book is actually a repression strategy! The whole book is based on cognitive reframes, belief changes and positive empowerment, which are processes trying to regulate
Oct 25, 2015 Alison rated it really liked it
I read this entire book and got a lot out of it, though at the end I thought I had somehow missed the whole "letting go technique". That being said, Hawkins composes thoughts, ideas, strategies about the concept of letting go - which has been addressed in many and various ways by both psychological and spiritual traditions - that do seem somewhat novel. I especially appreciate his explanation of the "hierarchy" of emotions and their actual frequency levels. One thing that annoyed me is that he w ...more
Vivian Adram
Feb 06, 2014 Vivian Adram rated it liked it
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Mar 15, 2016 Reem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب قيم .. ومهم للمتعمقين في فهم النفس البشرية ومستويات الوعي فيها.. تمنيت لو كانت له نسخة مختصرة توضح فكرة السماح بالرحيل بشكل عملي مختصر او لو كان له كتاب تمارين ملحق يساعد في تنفيذ الاستراتيجية.. خرجت بفكرة عنها لكني لست متاكدة من فهمها تماما
Jan 21, 2015 Jane rated it really liked it
Excellent technique for mental health. Also, a great read for understanding how emotions affect our health and life.
Oct 08, 2013 Laurie rated it it was amazing
A classic. Extremely well done. If you want to have a happier and better life, read it.
Arch.hala Adil
Mar 24, 2017 Arch.hala Adil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ربما هو أفضل كتب هذا التخصص رغم انه نظري فقط ولكن اكثر مصداقية من غيره
Pål Fiva
Mar 07, 2017 Pål Fiva rated it did not like it
Bought it on a whim. Contains some interesting ideas and observations, but they drown in the tsunami of logical fallacies, junk science and overall mumbo jumbo.
This book explores the technique of surrendering, letting go so one may live a life of peace, balance, and enlightenment. I took around 6 months to read this because I wanted to take it in small increments and really absorb what I was reading. What I've found during this half a year of learning about and trying to employ this technique is that while letting go may be simple it's not necessarily easy; consistency and continued practice is not only required but something to aim for. I can see how ...more
Miriam Margaret
Aug 17, 2015 Miriam Margaret rated it it was amazing
Without reservation, I can say that I am permanently changed for the better through reading this book. The effect of understanding the negative emotions behind an "I can't" mentality -- which is truly a coverup for "I won't" -- was nearly instantaneous. My spirit feels lighter now, my sense of purpose clarified, underlying resentments toward specific "others" on the fast-track to dismantlement, paving the way to unconditional love. Going back to the old way now seems counterintuitive and frankly ...more
Jul 08, 2016 Nathalie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zen-and-yoga
Possibly the best of its genre. If you want to read any book to help improve your well-being, this one is in the top 5. I found that many 'spiritual/self-improvement' are mostly theory. This one also explain the theory but provides the basis of a simple technical that truly helps when used regularly. I would recommend reading this book along with Tara Brach Radical Acceptance.
One of the things that I did not appreciate in the book is when the author says that using the technique for a long perio
Feb 16, 2015 lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life changing for me.

Very useful information. Great examples and scientific proof. Sometimes I wanted to get to a point quicker, but the information that is provided is so necessary to understanding how it works and why. Patience in reading, take time to practice technique, it works. My daughter is in a ,, unhealthy relationship, I would become so upset, angry and guilty , that I was pushing people I loved away unconsciously. I let go of guilt, desire to change situation and just loved. I am hap
Roni Delligatti
Nov 19, 2016 Roni Delligatti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How can you put a price on freedom?

Transforming! This it's the book I have needed. Having grown up in an internationally recognized Christian denomination, I have always known that there were different kinds of Christians, those who 'got it' and those who didn't seem to. I was never able to make sense of why. This explains so much!

My recent journey has included the Laws of the Universe. I have not been able to get it and didn't fully grasp some off the principles. I didn't know how to raise my
Judith Jnclaude
Nov 18, 2014 Judith Jnclaude rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a beautiful book and I did the technic of letting go in the book one night I was so upset And it was a different experience owning the feeling instead of stuffing it or repressing it. But as I stick to it the feeling disappear and as he said at the root of my anger was fear. I will continue to practice the technic learn in this book as long as I'm alive. Very easy and may do wonders for my life.
Kai Wandres
Sep 25, 2015 Kai Wandres rated it it was amazing
This is a book I have recommended to more people than any other I have read over the years ,it is immensely practical in its universal application of letting go and been a major part in my own spiritual journey to living a more free and happy life . Having read a lot of the D.R. Hawkins books over the years this one is the most useful one , do yourself a favor and read it and watch your life take a turn for the better with the least amount of effort required .
Lindsey Sheehan
May 20, 2015 Lindsey Sheehan rated it liked it
I generally liked the ideas of the book, but the shoddy science knocked it down a couple of stars. I think the intention of the book is right on, but I got annoyed hearing about people curing their own cancer through positive-thoughts or having their every wish granted by letting go. Maybe I'm just cynical, but I think the book went a bit too far along those lines.
Aug 21, 2014 Tammy rated it it was amazing
This book explains our emotions and how our thinking keeps us stuck in places for years. It is about letting go and waking up.
J. Schmidt
Feb 15, 2015 J. Schmidt rated it it was amazing
The first 2/3 of the book are truly phenomenal: if you want to increase your understanding of human emotions read this book.
Richard Gustafsson
Mar 27, 2014 Richard Gustafsson rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, great as introduction to Hawkins
Bunny Elia
Aug 29, 2016 Bunny Elia rated it it was amazing
Let the strategy of this book embed itself in your brain and transform your experience of the world.
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Sir David Ramon Hawkins, M.D, Ph.D. is a nationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher and lecturer. The uniqueness of his contribution to humanity comes from the advanced state of spiritual awareness known as " Enlightenment," "Self–Realization," and "Unio Mystica."Rarely, if ever, has this spiritual state occurred in the life of an accomplished scientist and physicia ...more
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“Enlightenment is not something that occurs in the future, after 50 years of sitting cross-legged and saying “OM.” It is right here, in this instant. The reason you’re not experiencing this state of total peace and timelessness is because it is being resisted. It is being resisted because you are trying to control the moment. If you let go of trying to control your experience of the moment, and if you constantly surrender it like a tone of music, then you live on the crest of this exact always-ness. Experience arises like a note of music. The minute you hear a note, it’s already passing away. The instant you’ve heard it, it’s already dissolving. So every single moment is dissolving as it arises. Let go of anticipating the next moment, trying to control it, trying to hang on to the moment that has just passed. Let go clinging to what has just occurred. Let go trying to control what you think is about to occur. Then you live in an infinite space of non-time and non-event. There is an infinite peace beyond description. And you are home.” 15 likes
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