Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Following are what may be called the The Three A's of the Peaceful Life. Welcome them as special work reminders to let God's will be as your own. If you will take these new intentions and inner attitudes with you into your day, then you will soon realize what it means to let go and know peace. Work to trust in the Goodness of God's moment, so that instead of trying to dig...
Classroom Talk: 8/30/2020 - Part1: 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; self-realization is self-acceptance.
Student Talks: 7/17/2020 - Key Lesson: The great misperception that secretly drives human conflict, with all of its fear, sorrow, hatred and pain, is that the meaning of life -- including its verifiable promise of perfect abundance -- is to be found somewhere outside of one's own heart and mind.
Classroom Talk: 7/12/2020 - The great misperception that secretly drives human conflict, with all of its fear, sorrow, hatred and pain, is that the meaning of life -- including its verifiable promise of perfect abundance -- is to be found somewhere outside of one's own heart and mind.
Topics Covered: Pain names what it blames so that it can keep us in its prison; Fools believe, wise men and women explore; In my weakness is Thy strength made perfect; Staying in the moment for a heartbeat longer; Stop talking to yourself; Analyzing the pain is a part of the pain; You can't identify with thoughts and feelings, and learn about them at the same time...
The next time that life comes knocking with what you "don't want," instead of allowing yourself to be dragged through the old round-around, make these three new choices, and watch how they dismiss the darkness knocking at your door: Your first choice (always!) is to come wide-awake to yourself. Remember: Your new aim is to not allow old, mechanical reactions..."
Classroom Talk: 12/9/2018 - Featured Study Group Topic for the Week of December 17, 2018. We can spend our lives anxious and fearful over each arrival of some unwanted moment -- trying, in vain, to protect ourselves from it -- or, we can use each similar situation to see the following: resisting any negative reaction is the same as turning a blind eye to the lower level of self responsible for it...
Featured Study Group Topic for the Week of June 11, 2018. Part 1: We can either spend our lives shaking in fear each time an unwanted moment arrives -- trying, in vain, to protect ourselves from what we've imagined it means... Or, we can use that same moment to start seeing through a false self that believes some newly imagined strength will bring an end to its fear.
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