• The Power of Letting Go

  • How to Drop Everything That’s Holding You Back
  • By: John Purkiss
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (328 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you learn to let go, your life will take off.

When you let go, you live intuitively. Everything flows, because you are no longer attached to things being a certain way, to being a certain person or always being right. What a relief. The irony is that when you feel stuck in any area of your life - career, relationships, purpose, health or money - letting go can seem very hard. You cling on for dear life just at the moment you need to take the leap.

In The Power of Letting Go, John Purkiss explains why we should let go and how we can do it, using proven techniques to make things happen.

The stages of letting go:

  • Be present and enjoy each moment.
  • Let go of the thoughts that keep you stuck.
  • Let go of the pain that runs your life.
  • Surrender and tune in to something far more intelligent than your brain.
©2020 John Purkiss (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Great Guide

I thought this made a great guide but it won't be my only tool I'll use to help let things go. I thought the personal stories were a nice touch but overall a little too much for me. I did feel I could relate to most of what was being said. I'd really like to give the rating a 3.5. I have listened to the audible a few times now and will most likely listen to it again.

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Teaches you to meditate in different scenarios but full of pseudoscience and anecdotal evidence

I took the book with a grain of salt, that grain being how to practice meditation and mindfulness throughout your day. However, the book relies heavily on anecdotal evidence, pseudoscience, and unsubstantiated claims, such as when the author is magically able to detect illnesses in other people by just looking at them. There is also an implicit claim that if others do harm unto you, it’s not their or anyone’s fault, but thinking that makes it so—clearly a view of someone who has lived a privileged life.

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It’s gives some decent strategies, but I was looking for something a little more in depth than the authors personal battles.

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a great read and resource for self growth!

loved it and I hope all people are willing to take the time to use these examples to live in the moment.

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  • 12-08-21

EXCELLENT.

Truely took me on a journey. I am so grateful for this book. sometimes you have to find the information when you're ready to hear it, and it was apparently the perfect time. In summary: who told you to think what you are thinking? Why do you still believe that?
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lot of information

lot of information here. must go slow and register multiple times. might be handy to have a physical copy. I really enjoyed it and hope it helps me. I also hope it helps you. many exercises.

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Too Theoretical and Repetitive

“Letting Go” is not what I expected it to mean, and I’m disappointed. It’s basically telling you to be “present” and mediate. To not think and act as much. I don’t understand how any of that will result in what you want. Seems like a ship without a rudder, carefree of where it goes and whether it never ends up anywhere. I would not recommend this book for people who are afraid of making a choice to leave/change something they do not think is satisfying/fulfilling. This book is more about integration, shadow work, stoicism, and a lil law of attraction, but written in a confusing way. Some things were said the same way so many times I thought the audio reverted to a previous chapter. There’s a lot of somewhat trivial anecdotes and personal experiences that aren’t relevant to me or to the point. There’s a lot of focus on why you should let go, but, hello, I bought the book, duh, I know I want to let go so I can move forward, so why spend 50% of the book on selling the why it’s important to let go? Also, the old school way if voice over makes it difficult to follow, comprehend. It’s not conversational; the speed is slow, with unnatural pauses and raise of voice. I learn more faster from Youtube where people are presenting the book’s points in 10 minutes because they talk normal.

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Unimpressed

I can’t begin to explain how much of a waste this book is. Nothing in here helps you let go of someone you might still be in love with so you can live forward.

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Very Helpful

Loved this book and might re-listen to hear these messages again. Well-read by the narrator too.

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I don't know what to say

I don't know what to say. This is my second book on understanding the ego (not the Freudian one). My first book was "Ego Is The Enemy."

I mean I really liked this book and I would recommend it for anyone who is interested in a deep and honest self-analysis. Or anyone who feels like they're carrying excess baggage from within. This book will help that person shine a light on those baggages and examine the nature of them. Comparing this book with the first one I read, I have to say I like this one a little more regarding the flow of the book.

The book is broken down into 5 digestible chapters with clear and eloquent verbage. At times, you may find yourself pausing and rewinding the audio back to write down notes and/or quotes that catch your ear. At other times, you may pause the audio and give yourself a moment to process what you just heard or try to relate to the words read. I know I did.

One of my biggest takeaways is that I am not what I think and I am not what I feel. I am not my name nor am I my physical attributes. Yet I am capable of being anything, ranging from positive to negative notions of character. Ultimately, I just am. Or to put it more concretely, I am an observer.

My journey continues and I look forward to learning more about mySelf and others. Bon voyage. Hopefully, I'll see you during our travels.

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  • Rita L
  • 08-24-20

loved this book

Was easy to listen, did not get bored. overall great book. read similar books before, but this one did stand out. really recommend.

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  • Lizard
  • 01-17-21

Highly Recommended Book for Life

This is an outstanding book making the subject of transformation and ‘letting go’ accessible for everyone. Inner work really is the ticket to creating huge change in your life and this book contains powerful techniques to help you to do that. I enjoyed the narrators voice too, he speaks easily and fluidly.

A great test of whether I really enjoyed an audible book is firstly whether I actually finish it (many half read books in my library). Secondly, if I love it I will then buy the hard copy to re-read and refer back to. I’m just off to do that now.

Read it and do the work 🙏🏻

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-18-22

Perfect

Amazing book. It gives the law of attraction an ekstra explanation to understand it better or at all. And I love how each thing is explained several times.

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  • Carolyn
  • 02-13-20

Excellent audio book with great information

I found this audio book excellent on all levels.
It’s easy to follow, with excellent well laid out information.
The narrator was also very good and easy to listen too, I usually prefer books narrated by the author but in this instance it was read perfectly with great inference and rhythm he was reading from the heart so sounded perfect.
I found the text ideal for me not too in-depth or overly complicated although still very well explained.
Thank you

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  • Amgad M.
  • 03-29-22

Throughly enjoyed reading

Brilliant book, highly recommend it. Really does help you to manage and control your thoughts.

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  • siobhan
  • 01-26-22

what an amazing book

I loved this book so much that I'm going back 2 reread it . fascinating

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-21

Life changing read

Inspiring book. One of the top narrator voices to listen too. LOVED IT! Will read again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-14-21

Meditation book

should have clearly explained its purely about using meditation to let go. disappointed by content.

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  • Sam
  • 02-12-21

Powerful and transformative.

This is not one of those inspiring books that once you put it down you don't take any action. As you listen you can begin implementing the strategies and see positive change, which makes you want to listen more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-20

love

I loved the voice with this audible. I'm very picky and the voice made it easy to listen

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  • Valerija Homcenko
  • 05-14-20

Let go!

Amazing! One of the best books I have listened. Will listen it one more time. Narrator did a great job. And John Purkiss is a great and pure sprit!!! @healing_meditations

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-20

Lots of info easy to understand

Lots of interesting ideas and different teachings around letting go with helpful exercises after each chapter
Short but good, easy listening
Lots of stuff I already knew but told in a good way and good to rehear