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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~Gandhi

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Guest Post: Letting Go of Mom

Gina Rocca has participated as an Infinite Smile member for the last three years. You can follow her on Twitter at @nicaldo. ___ My mother died on February 10. With her passing, the Universe swept through with its attentive force, rearranging life. There was a big...

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Caught By Our Longing For Awakening

This originally appeared in June of 2008 as "No Shortcuts" from the book, Awake in This Life. ___ I've mentioned that I began my meditation practice asking teachers if there might be a shortcut to any of this work. The answers I got all came down to what I've so often...

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Cultivating A Sloppy Spirituality

I just read a piece in the Huffington Post by MeiMei Fox on how she sees much of contemporary spirituality to be lost in its own moralism. I can’t say I disagree with her. Like MeiMei, I found my own journey fraught with teachers, and even entire communities, that...

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Book Talk

This clip comes from a book talk held over a year ago, discussing Michael's book, Awake in This Life.

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On Awakened Dating

REPRISE from 3/31/2011 In the past few weeks, there have been several of our sangha members, both virtual and local, young and (dare I say) more mature, who've asked me about their deep longing for partnership. Questions surrounding how they might find true intimacy,...

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