This week’s show is with Michael McCaffrey. Michael began the invaluable practice of meditation and contemplation in 2010. He remains dedicated to the practice and and a generally curious soul, always seeking to deepen his understanding of life and live as wholeheartedly as he can. He runs a business delivering meditation, as well as other wellness modalities to some of London’s busiest workspaces.
Michael and I spoke about something we’ve both noticed happening a lot lately in our various communities… a growing trend of spiritual bypassing. We explored how we see this showing up, the (very understandable) reasons for it and the downsides or pitfalls. And then we shared what we both see is a more holistic and heartful path from this place.
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What you’ll learn from this episode:
- Spiritual bypassing is a symptom of this modern world, it’s not an antidote as much as it can feel like it. Feeling LESS is not the answer to a rich, fulfilling and happy life.
- It’s very tempting to buy into the no-self, non-dual talk, given what it promises, but the stuff in our shadow will still be there waiting and absolutely exerting an influence on our thoughts, feelings and behaviour, probably more so the more we’re not aware or in denial of that.
- Choose a path with heart which includes both Growing up and Waking up… ideally the Waking up aspect will take place within in a lineage so there’s some degree of Growing Up included, and a sense of qualifications or real experience needed before the teachers are let lose to teach others.