So what is it that gets in the way of Awakening? If we are already Awake, why don’t we feel it?
According to Michael, wisdom traditions seem to offer up some suggestions. Among the most important pointer is stillness itself. Without stillness there can be no authentic awakening. Period.
This simple fact, according to Michael, points us, at least in Buddhist terms, toward the 4th Turning of the Wheel. In his talk he references Ken Wilber’s recording titled, The Five Reasons You’re Not Enlightened, where the the simple question, “If it’s all Spirit then why am I not Awake”, is addressed. Each of the turnings of the Wheel of Dharma is briefly addressed in Michael’s talk. Put simply, we miss the Great Perfection because we’re so busy clinging.
Click on the player below, in order to listen to Michael McAlister’s talk.