Tag Archives: pain

What do we do with criticism?

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ISmile330 – Love’s Fire

Michael points out, in this talk, how we  must be willing to let go of our old habits in order to develop new ones. As Joseph Campbell says, “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has [...]

Dialogs With My Teacher #45

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.   ___ November 4, 2010 (#45) Student: What do you think about all day when seeking is dropped and the story is not taken seriously? [...]

What is the difference between enlightenment and awakening?

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After all of this sitting, why am I still so screwed up?

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How do we best deal with hypersensitivity?

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Encore: ISmile100 – Working With Pain

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ISmile312 – Vanity and Other Wars With Reality

When we can accept reality as it is, we can no longer find ourselves to be at war with it. There is nothing to resist, in other words, when we are no longer clinging to any expectation that things should turn out a certain way. When we can rest in this space, we open to [...]