Whether we like to think about it or not, death is actually at our door all of the time. Is it possible to be at peace with this knowledge? Or, can this only happen if we’re in denial of death’s total offering? In this talk, Michael points out that it is imperative that we meet our life with radical honesty if we are to find peace, especially as it relates to death. Facing everything and avoiding nothing, and then relaxing in this “middle” space is the practice that offers us another path; one that leads us into the heart of an awakened life.
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