Michael Rossato-Bennett lives in NYC. He is a householder with a wife, two beautiful children and two dogs. He has accepted the challenge to become Enlightened in one year. Will he succeed?

A conversation: Is Hari a good Teacher? from Michael Rossato-Bennett on Vimeo.

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WHAT I HAVE LEARNED

My friend Zack said to me once, ‘We think we need permission to shine.’

What a sad state of affairs, right?

Let's Learn to Live With It!

For me it was totally true, but thank goodness for the adaptable nature of humans.  This is the amazing thing about meditation for me, that it shows you new worlds for yourself.  And you have the option to live there.  Now I am trying to live in the worlds I have seen!

Hmmm... familiar?

This is what is new for me in my practice= at first I was opening a door, then I was cleaning out the doorway, then I was testing the waters with my toes.  Then I jumped through the doorway and landed in the river.  Now I am washing myself, and drinking… replacing…

PARADOX

For me this whole story is about one thing- our pain is not what we think it is.  It is possible to free oneself and experience much more life than we thought possible when we were caught up in our own foolishness!

This is what I have learned.

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