Tag Archives: confusion

ISmile326 – How To Let Go

In this evening’s talk, Michael looks at the three components to truly letting go. He first begins with the aspiration for awakening. Secondly, he points to the appreciation of what we have been given in this life. Thirdly, he points to the need for there to be a resolve when it comes to practice itself. [...]

On Awakened Dating

In the past few weeks, there have been several of our sangha members, both virtual and local, young and (dare I say) more mature, who’ve asked me about their deep longing for partnership. Questions surrounding how they might find true intimacy, and then how to ground relationships spiritually, have dominated our discussions. This is not [...]

Chapter 7 — Clarity

Do not divert your love from visible things. But go on loving what is good, simple and ordinary; animals and things and flowers and keep the balance true. —Rainer Maria Rilke In the heaven which receives most of His light have I been; and have seen things which whoso descends from there has neither knowledge [...]


A big part of living a conscious life means that we are living fully at every moment, aware and accepting of the fact that at any moment we might die. At this point of experience, everything simultaneously becomes a gift and a mystery. But there is a common spiritual confusion with this carpe diem attitude. [...]