In this podcast, Michael discusses the most primal of all addictions. The addiction to our sense of being a separate self defines what Buddhists call delusion. Our tendency to depend on our self-created stories about what is true and what is not true generates our suffering, according to Michael. But it is our ability to see through these stories that lets us uproot them at their source, thus allowing for us to be free of them. Freedom from our addictions to these various stories lets us source our behavior and activity from a place of depth and openness.
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