Tag Archives: realization

Dialogs With My Teacher #53

January 4, 2011 (#53) Student: Can you explain what you mean when you say that our spiritual transition can get ugly when glimpses of the Infinite start to show up? Michael: When the egoic you, or small self, sees that the Infinite You, or Big Self, exists, things can get a little crazy. First, the [...]

Can Big Mind be verbalized?

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Dialogs With My Teacher #34

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. ___ September 29, 2010 (#35) Student: Is there any knowing that is non-active? Or that’s ever a non-active knowing, or is activity inherent in all-knowledge? [...]

Commuter Zen #40

Can we really be fully participating in life if we are just watching? Tweet

ISmile288 – The Ego As Delusion

In this Dharma talk, Michael challenges each of us to look for the source of the ego. In doing so, we find that the “eGO!” as his 3 year-old daughter refers to it, is simply the name we give to the mind in motion. This label isn’t anything substantial unless we identify with it. Seeing [...]

Egoic Block, Dharma Bomb

I recently gave a Dharma talk that seemed to just bomb. I’m used to this, though. My A-game isn’t always there now that little kids have been brought into my world. Sleep is a luxury and meditation can easily get interrupted. Dirty diapers, in my current world, trump meditative samadhi. Is there such a thing [...]

Officially Ignoring the Narcissists

Oh no. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is no more? The DSM-V is set to discount the diagnosis in its 2013 release. Narcissists must hate this. According to the NYT’s Charles Zanor: Not that they face imminent extinction — it’s a fate much worse than that. They will still be around, but they will be ignored. The [...]

Andrew Cohen's Rainbow

Despite our many differences, I rather like Andrew Cohen. I think his teachings are engaging critical part of the process of awakening. I also think that his most recent work on exploring awakening from a collective context is an critical move that traditions have either confused or missed entirely. As a result, I find that [...]