Tag Archives: seeking

Dialogs With My Teacher #46

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 5, 2010 Student: I just read that seeking is passive. This teacher was asserting that action happens all by itself, no matter what [...]

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ISmile311 – When Seeking Ends

We often begin our spiritual journey because we’re at the end of our rope. We seek ways to avoid our discomfort. Unfortunately, when our  practice centers itself around seeking we find that our progress along the path is continually blocked. Authentic spiritual work helps us shift our perspective in radical ways, especially when it comes [...]

ISmile235 – How to Meet Total Fulfillment

“Real freedom is just that: freedom from anxiety, fear and panic as well as freedom from bliss, glory and the sense of fulfillment.”


What we are looking for… is what is looking. —Wei Wu Wei The more you know the less you understand. —Tao Te Ching The small self is always seeking outside itself for stability. Once it finds something that it feels will protect it for a while, it will attach to it. But the small self [...]