January 12, 2011
Student: Does an awakened response come before thought or does an awakened response come after the thought is acknowledged, and not believed?
Michael: An awakened response is one that isnt caught by anything. So thoughts arent ever the issue. Rather, presence allows us to see if we are caught by thought. If we are, our response is limited by the boundaries weve cultivated. If we are free of thought, a new set of options for participation arises; something that can actually inform our activity in ways that allow for pure grace to express itself through us.