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Surrendering to awareness.

With Caverly Morgan recorded on April 10, 2016.

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Often in spiritual practice there is the encouragement to observe. From that place of observation we attempt to “be with” what arises. When does that intention get colonized by the ego? Who is it that is “being with”? What is it that is “being with”? What shifts in our practice when we surrender what is arising to awareness? What shifts when we recognize ourselves as awareness?

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