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ISmile302 – Living Without Distortion

This podcast features one of Michael’s students, Gina Rocca, who offers an introductory talk prior to a previous sitting. Gina’s beautiful talk is then followed up by one of Michael’s talks as well as Q & A. ___ Michael addresses the enlightened message of several traditions and suggests that they begin to intertwine at some [...]

Encore Post – The Mask

This post was originally offered in June of 2008 as part of the book, Awake in This Life. ___ When the ego’s activity of identification begins to be exposed to a more expansive awareness within us, it begins to resist what it perceives as a loss of all it has worked so hard to achieve [...]

ISmile289 – Out of Pain, Wholeness

In this video podcast of Michael’s most recent talk, Michael discusses how even in darkness, light can guide us. Perhaps the greatest desire for any of us, he suggests, is to be free of pain. But what happens in relationship to practice when we feel heavy with pain. It may be physical or emotional. And [...]

Gridiron Goofiness

Fascinating piece on the Utah and BYU rivalry from today’s New York Times: As B.Y.U. players navigate the narrow alley onto the field, Utah fans on both sides hurl down insults that are as personal as they are profane. It feels less like an entrance than a perp walk. Of course, some of those fans [...]

The Mask

When the ego’s activity of identification begins to be exposed to a more expansive awareness within us, it begins to resist what it perceives as a loss of all it has worked so hard to achieve over the years. The more we pay attention to exactly what is going on, the more we begin to [...]

Identification

Once you label me, you negate me. —Søren Kirkegaard The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. —Albert Einstein One of the most interesting and powerful ways that attachment shows up in our interior landscape is through the process of identification. [...]