Tag Archives: wonder

ISmile334 – Engaging Life As Its Witness

In this talk, Michael walks meditators through the rough stages of spiritual ascendancy. With practice, he shows, the egoic structures as their practice deepens. He goes on to suggest that the felt-sense of what’s real is what we call, “love.” Also, he talks about the spiritual journey, from his own writing, where he suggests that [...]

Dialogs With My Teacher #12

Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ June 28, 2010 Student: Is awareness solid? Or is it fluid because of potential? Or is it both? Fluidity is moveable, or, I guess, [...]

ISmile307 – Moving From Fear To Love

In this talk, Michael explores the inherent limitations that fear puts on each of us. At the beginning of the talk he asks how we might live if we knew we couldn’t fail. How might this alter our approach to life? Without the constant threat of failure, he argues, we would be able to approach [...]

The 20 Questions That Can Transform

I think Martha Beck offers us a good article that covers some of the more important questions to be asked by any person on the spiritual path. 1. What questions should I be asking myself?At first I thought asking yourself what you should be asking yourself was redundant. It isn’t. Without this question, you wouldn’t [...]

ISmile246 – Doubt: Wonder with an Attitude

“Getting caught by our doubt inhibits our enlightenment just like any other attachment.”

ISmile92 – Questioning

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