440: Michael Taft on Deconstructing Yourself


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Michael Taft is a meditation teacher and best-selling author of many books such as The Mindful Geek and Nondualism. He is also the host of the podcast, Deconstructing Yourself.

In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss spiritual practices and learning to deconstruct and reconstruct ourselves.

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In This Interview, Eric and Michael Taft Discuss Deconstructing Yourself and …

  • His podcast and blog titled “Deconstructing Yourself”
  • Learning to “untangle” the concepts and emotions that can overwhelm us
  • The importance of “reconstructing” ourselves after the “deconstructing”
  • Taking our meditation practice from the cushion into everyday life
  • Finding what is sacred to you and bringing more of it into your life
  • Defining and distinguishing between psychology and spirituality
  • Thoughts and feelings and seeing their constructiveness
  • Vipassana practices and his work with Shinzen Young
  • Differences between early and later Buddhist practices and traditions
  • How real spirituality contends with the intense human condition

Michael Taft Links:

Michael’s Website

Deconstructing Yourself Podcast


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If you enjoyed this conversation with Michael Taft, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Michael Taft Interview (2015)

Paths of Spiritual Awakening with Henry Shukman

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