Dialogs With My Teacher #38

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ October 7, 2010 Student: Are knowing and loving the same thing? Michael: Loving is the felt-sense of total release, of complete surrender. Knowing something factually, or finding certainty, is …

Unhooked

Michael McAlister Blog, Book: Awake in This Life Leave a Comment

Choosing to become intimate with Awareness requires a constancy of both attention and intention. Neither the attention, nor the intention, is a fixed entity, and yet they can easily become attachments if we aren’t careful. On the other hand, if we don’t get hooked by them, they can be seen as manifestations of surrender supported by the ever-present Awareness of …

Commuter Zen: Passion, the Feeling of Surrender, Intoxication, and Frustration

Michael McAlister Blog, Commuter Zen, Podcasts, Video

Click here to listen to Michael’s talk. To subscribe to this podcast, paste this address directly into a podcast aggregator. This will automatically download new discussions on a regular basis. The easiest option is to download the new iTunes software and subscribe to this podcast from the Buddhist and/or Philosophy sections of the Religion & Spirituality list. ____ Do authentic …