Tag Archives: Awake in This Life

ISmile334 – Engaging Life As Its Witness

In this talk, Michael walks meditators through the rough stages of spiritual ascendancy. With practice, he shows, the egoic structures as their practice deepens. He goes on to suggest that the felt-sense of what’s real is what we call, “love.” Also, he talks about the spiritual journey, from his own writing, where he suggests that [...]

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Book Talk

This clip comes from a book talk held over a year ago, discussing Michael’s book, Awake in This Life. Tweet

Encore Post – No Teachers

This entry comes from the book, Awake in This Life. ______ As we’ve discussed, no person can enlighten another. Some realized people have a gift for pointing out Truth, but you must realize it for yourself. Whenever we meet another with the fullness of our attention, this allows for one mind to see itself in two [...]

Encore: Showing Up

This entry comes from the book, Awake in This Life. _____ Only a Buddha with a Buddha realizes enlightenment. —Lotus Sutra All real living is meeting. —Martin Buber When I see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see that I am everything, that is love. And between these two, my life flows. —Nisargadatta [...]

Book Talk

Book Talk Originally uploaded by Michael G. McAlister Tweet

ISmile207 – I Am Offering You Nothing

“What is it to be a self? What is it that wants to hang on to things we know will be taken away?”

ISmile206 – San Damiano Intensive: Truly Stopping

“The ego can’t control the process unless there is movement.”