What does it mean to Be? In this podcast, Michael suggests that thinking has nothing to do with Being and that giving, as well as receiving are enhanced by our apprehension of the deep connection we get when we can simply rest… simply be. Ultimately, this process is about “not flinching” in the white hot fire of whatever intensity arises. Whatever our want or desire might be, practicing stillness in the face of this desire speeds up our realization of Awakening.
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