Michael Stone offers compelling observations on how we look at our lives. In this discussion he sheds light on some misconceptions of individuals involved in new-age spiritual movements and offers age old wisdom for acceptance and understanding of our lives.
I woke up this morning at the usual time, around 5am, to look out the window to a newly fallen blanket of snow. Isn’t it supposed to be spring?, I muttered as I threw the pillow over my head. Even though I’ve finally discovered an appreciation of a good old Toronto winter this year—thanks to my 10 month old puppy’s extreme love of all things snow and cold—I was feeling more than a little gloomy at the prospect of boots and parka, and wet dog messes, especially after last week’s preview of double-digit temperatures and sunny days. Not ready to face what seemed like Mother Nature’s secret vendetta against me, I turned my attention to my day’s to-do list, with the first task prioritizing for me the need to complete this week’s TBM piece on a video featuring Michael Stone. Writing for Toronto Body Mind is indeed both a pleasure and a privilege considering the features and community members I get to cover, but I have to admit to resisting today’s column as much as I was resisting the return of winter. How do I enter my life? What does that even mean? I’m here and wide awake, aren’t I? Well, maybe. “Awake” might not exactly be the right word, as I learned. I also learned that perhaps it wasn’t so much that I was resistant to the topic itself, but to addressing the question on a personal level. After all, it’s not easy waking up at 5am on a snowing, windy morning to answer philosophical questions on meaning and life. (from YouTube)