Michael Hall, PhD – Teachings on Spirituality 2/2

This is a short video clip [2/2] from a 6 part video series. Michael was interviewed by Rev. Dr. Arthur Suggs, WBNG TV, Binghamton, NY. December 2006. For more information, visit www.awakentotruth.com and www.awakentotruth.blogspot.com. Copyright Michael Hall, PhD 2008.

25 thoughts on “Michael Hall, PhD – Teachings on Spirituality 2/2

  1. man! whatever he says is already present in the teachings of the buddha, to the extent that he could have easily taken all the ideas presented here from buddhism.

  2. I wish I could stop thinking, just for five minutes, but I find it so hard. I think I need to find out a way to do it, or maybe I just need to practice more!

  3. Being in the moment occurs when you are totally aware and able to open yourself to your surroundings. In that moment, you free yourself from every other moment. No regrets or shame of things past. No fear or anticipation of things to come. You are really free and able to bring your presence to bear on dealing with what you have come up against.
    Consider that you are on a journey and no matter where you started or where you are going, if you do not pay attention to where you are, you are nowhere,

  4. This is nothing new, it sounds like he’s read the book “A Course in Miracles” that was written in the 1977, inspired by the Christ Jesus to the Author Helen Schucman and typed by William Thetford. My personal opinion is that It’s a very good read and can be very enlightening. Book number: ISBN 978-0-670-86975-6

  5. @finehomemadewine Well yeah. In he said that our thoughts are not important or real. I agree that they are not real. But I do not agree that they are not important. It’s because of our thoughts and desires that we move to understand ourselfs and the world. At least that’s what I think.
    And thanks! Good journey to you to my friend :D.

  6. @poopoop121212 Exactly 🙂 and we don´t even have to look into history to realize that- everydays relationships between people show it clearly enough !-).

    About the other half- my English isn´t very good, but I didn´t hear him say anything like that. (??).. Did You listen to both parts?

    Anyway- happy jeurney to You and everyone :-).

  7. @finehomemadewine Well certainly trying to force someone towards your own beliefs never led to anything good. History has told us that. But arguing and questioning each others thinking can give someone new insights about themselfs and the world around them. In other words, we inspire eachother. If we stop caring about these things, i think we might actually hinder our own development.

  8. Does anyone know who is this person and are there any more videos, talks or books by him? Thanks.

  9. @poopoop121212 I am not sure you got it right. ..Arguing with anyone, trying to model others around our fantasies and pushing oneself forward NEVER led to anything good and I guess we´ve all seen that 🙂

  10. So what happens if everyone believes this?
    That everyone perceives everything as inpersonal?
    And everyone stops caring about the future or the past?
    In this condition we can perceive very clearly but there’s a catch right?
    In this condition we cannot act upon what we perceive.
    Or maybe it’s not that we can’t but simply don’t desire to anymore.
    Somehow this doesn’t appeal to me at all.

  11. @meghan42 you wrote: “My comment was more in response to someone else who seemed a bit gleeful that we don’t have to worry about our thoughts and actions”
    That is precisely the original point I was making. This man’s teaching is wrong and dangerous. My second comment was of course meant ironically.
    We misunderstood each other meghan42; it seems we actually agree.
    All the best 🙂

  12. @Drastam . I do agree with you Drastam in that thoughts and actions do impact others. My comment was more in response to someone else who seemed a bit gleeful that we don’t have to worry about our thoughts and actions. On the other hand, I can only be responsible for my own actions and I find that awareness brings right action.

  13. @meghan42 I think your point is a bit of a fudge. He is not talking about a world of realised beings. He is talking about our actual world.
    If we were all realised conscious beings your point might be correct; but we are not.
    Meantime our thoughts & actions do impact on others.

  14. @Drastam – I don’t think that is quite the correct interpretation. See above.

  15. We don’t have to be concerned about the effects of our actions on others if we are living in awareness — because out of that presence of mind, right action will follow and this will not likely include insulting or obnoxious behavior. A loving disposition naturally arises from awareness.

  16. I like the talk, but it seems it is missing a bit in the beginning and on the end too. Is there any part 3 anywhere, please??

  17. @SuperInnkeeper
    Yes and you dont have to be concerned about the effects of your actions on others because if they get hurt its their fault. Brilliant eh? What a relief.

  18. Unfortunately at 3.00 he goes wrong.
    As I write people in various parts of the world are being bombed, shot, raped, buggered, and variously abused by others in ways that are very real and not their fault.
    “how you feel is never the result of what anybody has done to you”
    Yes…tell that to the children being raped right now as you read this.

  19. I don’t really know that it can work unless everyone does it. So, people are allowed to say or do what they want and no one is to react, just leave them alone, they’re just being themselves? Oh, come on. That would give open slather to all sorts of repugnant behaviour and speech.

  20. @1993Vanessa2009 try looking up Dr stephen L hairfield. I think you will like his work.

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