Michael Stone

‘The base or substance of life, like the substratum we call silence, is not a blank nothingness but an interwoven fullness, a brightness, a roaring murmur of activity. In the absence of so much chattering and knowing about this and that, there is no collapsing vacuum. Instead, we begin to see that solutions don’t come … More Michael Stone

Michael Stone

‘The world is vast and the body and breath are spacious when we are at ease with others and ourselves. This ease comes through committed practice, in which we learn how to open to the life of the body, the situations of others, and the moods that move through us with equanimity and creativity. Don’t … More Michael Stone

Michael Stone

‘There are no hermetically sealed practices or cultures. Now that cultures are flowing into and out of one another at a dramatic pace, there is nothing more radical than being silent. Stay at home for a while. Sit under trees. Serve. Study. The whole idea of what it means to be a person is radically … More Michael Stone

Michael Stone

‘The key factor in all relationships, whether in relation to our economy, to our lover, or even to ourself, is how moments of disconnection are handled. When we can still our reactivity, we can see the logic behind our choices, and we also have space enough in our hearts and minds to tolerate disconnection, aloneness, … More Michael Stone

Michael Stone

‘What constitutes our image of ourselves is a subjective story that we construct over the course of our lives, and others help us create it as well. A subject only remains a subject because the person constantly rearticulates himself or herself. We can all feel what it’s like to rehash old stories of ourselves and … More Michael Stone

Michael Stone

‘The inhalation waves through you and the exhale washes over the pelvic floor, then leaves the body. You are born, you become a wave, and then you recede. But you are never separate from water. Waves have the quality of water in every movement. Waves and water cannot be separated. You are a wave and … More Michael Stone

Michael Stone

‘We allow our lives to be dominated by the assumption that life is a mystery that must be uncovered. Why do we feel that the answer to the great questions of life can only be accessed by looking into some secret chamber?… Letting go in meditation practice shows us how we’ve traded in all of … More Michael Stone