When we let ourselves truly recognize what lies beyond our preferences and our attachments, we begin to get a sense of how expansive we really are. This recognition can be an explosive experience that rattles us to our core, scaring us from continuing our practice. In this talk, Michael encourages us to stay the course, and as he points out in his book, Awake in This Life, letting the magnitude of what we are work its mystery through us. Doing so tends to break down all sorts of areas of identification not only in relation to our sense of self but also our sense of the tribes and the causes that we feel we feel connected to. Despite this questioning, however, we often find that we have a chance to bring a deeper consciousness into our “normal” world, thereby enabling an even deeper, even more profound participation in our lives.


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