Michael Taft & Deconstructing Yourself

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Michael Taft


About Our Guest: Michael is a meditation teacher, bestselling author and neuroscience junkie. He’s been practicing meditation for over 35 years, and is the author of several books, including The Mindful Geek.

Key Topics:

0:00: Introduction

1:30: Michael’s journey from the spiritual to the secular to back again

5:00: LSD, yoga, and Shinzen Young

8:30: Reconciling the spiritual and the secular

15:45: What is “deconstructing yourself?”

20:45: Ego dissolution and panic

25:00: “Spiritual emergencies” and cautions around mindfulness

29:20: Psychedelics and seeing the ego as an object

31:00: Practices that help people see the empty nature of the self

34:00: Key teachings for life’s long road

45:00: A message to your younger self

47:00: Recap

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