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It seems natural to fear moments we don't want, to avoid any knock at the door of some untimely event. But it's not these moments themselves that we are afraid of: what we fear is our reaction to them, so that we can't see that this experience we don't want... is actually the pain of a negative reaction as it unfolds within us.
Student Talks: 3/4/2022 - Key Lesson: Here is the real reason why so very few ever realize a conscious relationship with the Divine: higher Love is consummated only in the awareness and acceptance of one's own spiritual poverty... so that one's soul is slowly matured through an ever-deepening humility that is, itself, the doorway to Heaven.
Topics covered: Participating in the moment is the same as using the moment for revelation of yourself; Spiritually speaking, attempting to achieve freedom FROM something is the same as not wanting what that thing is revealing about yourself; Everything we do in order to be free puts us under more laws, which is more captivity; Your nature is your future. Your consciousness is your future.
Classroom Talk: 2/27/2022 - Here is the real reason why so very few ever realize a conscious relationship with the Divine: higher Love is consummated only in the awareness and acceptance of one's own spiritual poverty... so that one's soul is slowly matured through an ever-deepening humility that is, itself, the doorway to Heaven.
Student Talks: 6/4/2021 - Key Lesson: In the end, all forms of psychological suffering can be traced back to a basic single source: the false belief that our unwanted conditions -- whatever they may be -- are greater than our capacity to change our relationship to them.
Topics Covered: Your world around you is determined by the way you perceive it within you. You are meant to be nourished from the inside-out, not the outside-in; You are meant to be a part of the ceaseless stream of life, always being made new; We have to understand that we carry around a pernicious false belief, which is that whatever just happened wasn't supposed to happen...
Classroom Talk: 5/30/2021 - In the end, all forms of psychological suffering can be traced back to a basic single source: the false belief that our unwanted conditions -- whatever they may be -- are greater than our capacity to change our relationship to them.
Would you like to make the most out of every moment of your life? If we want to make the most out of every moment of our life, we have to let every moment in our life touch us. We have to learn to listen to it, to receive it. If we want to be lifted by it, we have to let it hold us. But instead of being touched by moments, we're touched by thought. We're touched by irritation...
Our True Self is not a person. It is a great spirit. And it is part of a ceaseless flow in which the idea of "good" and "bad" only exists because in that flow has been born a certain creature, given an imagination that has created a self in the name of itself. And there you have all of the problem. When you resist what life brings and don't accept it, all you're really doing is....
Classroom Talk: 12/6/2020 - Identifying with some negative reaction to the appearance of any undesirable character revealed within us... amounts to a kind of self-induced exile from the Kingdom of Heaven by reason of self-ignorance.
Can you can see that, "If I'm ever to have freedom, somehow or other I'm going to have to accept everything that's given to me"? It seems counterintuitive, so let me explain why it's true. There are two orders of transformation. They are not really separate; they are in a constant exchange, just like the river is in a constant exchange as water flows in and out at each point...
Student Talks: 9/4/2020 - Key Lesson: Part 1: There can be no silence, no real peace in our heart and mind without full acceptance of each moment... And there could be no such acceptance of the moment without accepting what the moment reveals to us -- about us -- in that same moment. Part 2: Self-acceptance is self-realization...