Having the courage to authentically engage in a stillness practice means that we are ready to move past our resistance patterns. This is when we can consciously “pop the balloon” that acts as the boundary of the separate self. In this talk, Michael suggests that only a continual, and fearless, commitment to consciously meeting our life will allow for us to get through our residual patterns of clinging. Questions include issues like the relative size of ego and its relative “pop”; signs of resistance; ego’s power in this process of renunciation; and the dangers of clinging to imagery.
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