Starting Over / New Beginnings
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In this excerpt from a recent classroom talk, Guy talks about how agreeing to live with fear, worry, anxiety, depression -- or any other negative state -- is the same as living in the "dread zone," a psychological state of useless suffering that prevents us from being alive and aware in the present moment.
Every moment is the right moment to start seeing ourselves as we are... regardless of whoever may be our "partner" of the moment. Maybe it's the person in that long line with us, complaining about how slowly things are moving. There's no better time to practice seeing yourself than when some part of you can't wait to "pounce" on the impatience of someone else. How about being ...
The depth to which we see something is directly proportionate to the consciousness that is attending to what is being presented in the moment. As we are now our lives are very superficial. But we're meant to be in relationship with life at a much deeper level.
Catch every thought that wants to make you the star of the moment. See that talking to yourself about "What does this mean and how am I going to get through it" is actually self-importance having its way with you. Reach for another relationship with life in which you don't have to think incessantly and painfully about how each and every moment affects you and your imaginary reputation.
Student Talks: 4/28/2023 - Key Lesson: Once we realize that living within the limits of the known is the same as the limitation of our spiritual possibilities, there is no recourse other than to depart the safety of all that we have been... in favor of discovering all that we're created to be.
Topics covered:We get into trouble because we keep putting ourselves in the hands of an unconscious part of us that says, "Now I know what I have been doing wrong"; The first step of going beyond what is false is to recognize it as being false; What makes us so sure that we are right? What we KNOW. Our certainty. This is what sets us against other people and against life itself.
Topic: The Unimaginable Power of Being at Peace with Everyone You Know (Classroom Talk 9/7/22)
Topics covered: The reason that life has stopped being precious to us is because we live in constant judgment of everyone and everything; When you really want to understand something, you don't try to understand it with thought only; Our lives are presently shaped by incessant thinking and judgment, which is why our lives are misshapen; Have you ever found freedom from...
Classroom Talk: 9/7/2022 - Nothing makes us more common, more like all those we constantly judge, than being identified with a false sense of self that would have us believe that -- by some "act of God" -- we're so much better than all we see.
Topics Covered: We realize what is timeless by dying to the nature that is in time; Thought is time; Timelessness holds all of us; Reactions belong to a part of us, but are not the whole of us; If you change, all of consciousness changes; The right to be present cannot be stolen from you; Remembering is entering into an order of memory that already exists; True helplessness is seeing...
Student Talks: 11/15/2019 - Key Lesson: Be wary of any "wisdom" that can feel insulted or impugned by some thoughtless comment, or otherwise challenging condition: real intelligence cannot be insulted... let alone agree to be defined, confined, or otherwise defiled by some unconscious reaction unfolding in the dark of oneself.