Tag Archives: non-attachment

Dialogs With My Teacher #55

January 10, 2011 (#55) Student: What is the most enlightened way to communicate with someone who is very difficult? Michael: The same way I’ve suggested that you speak to someone who complains a lot; listen deeply and speak from a place of open generosity. Student: But what if they’re totally narcissistic and seemingly uninterested in [...]

Quote of the Day

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields points out that historian Allen Ginsberg, of Maine, says that the tragic events in Arizona suggest something remarkable about America: This week we saw a white, Catholic, Republican, Federal Judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic, woman, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life [...]

ISmile275 – These Awakenings Starts With Forgiveness

In this evening’s Dharma talk, Michael suggests that an authentic spiritual path must begin with the simple act of forgiveness. Uncovering what we can’t forgive allows for us to familiarize ourselves with the egoic blocks to deepening our practice as well as any potential for awakening. ___ Click on the player below, in order to [...]

ISmile269 – Vid: The ‘Ahhh’ Moment

In this video of a recent Dharma talk, Michael speaks of how the grace and ease of breakthrough moments can lead us into greater spaciousness. ___ Click on the player below, in order to listen to Michael’s talk. Also, please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes. Tweet

ISmile262 – Engagement

“The durability of change depends on the consciousness of the activist.”

ISmile259 – Stillness

“Without stillness there is no such thing as awakening.”

ISmile255 – The Way Out of Discomfort

“Really being clear about what we’re avoi allows us to see what’s behind the veil. Seeing behind the veil we free ourselves and everyone else.”

ISmile237 – On Greed and Karma

“When we act from a place of greed, we are generating a tangle in our lives we can easily call karma.”