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Topic: Enter the Place of Perfect Peace Within You (Classroom Talk 3/16/22)
Topics covered: The kind of peace that can so easily be turned into conflict is not genuine peace; When it comes to our spiritual life, there is nothing more important than "location, location, location," which is the place where we invest our attention, time and energy; There is a psychological location within us where there is perfect peace. That location of perfect peace will never be found in the outer world.
Classroom Talk: 3/16/2022 - The sense of any disturbance within us is the awareness of being touched by Life. The part of us that resists this unwanted sense of being "upset" by life is, in fact, powerless to restore the equilibrium it feels has been lost. In truth, all forms of painful resistance are the negative effect of an unconscious nature at war with life itself... as it blames life for disturbing its imagined peace.
Topic: How to Escape the Trap of Wants Without End (Classroom Talk 3/9/22)
Topics covered: Plans to escape from unhappiness come from a consciousness that is arranging events for the very purpose of making you unhappy; Beauty is not something that a human being imagines. Beauty is a relationship with reality that already exists in consciousness waiting to be revealed; When you really see something, then all questions about what you...
Classroom Talk: 3/9/2022 - We can either resign ourselves to the negative experience of encountering one unwanted moment after another, or we can work to see -- and free -- ourselves from an unconscious nature that loves to arrange these meetings of the always miserable kind.
Student Talks: 10/1/2021 - Key Lesson: Here's why it makes no difference who, or at what we point the finger of blame for any mental or emotional suffering we're given to feel at the time: until we become aware of the unconscious role our own hand plays in the misery of these unwanted moments... nothing can change.
Have you ever been drawn into a fight with a loved one where - by the time you got knee-deep into who's "right" and who's "wrong" -- maybe over the most trivial of matters -- it felt as if, somehow, your very life depended on the outcome of that fight We've all had moments like this, perhaps too many times; which is why it seems strange that we've yet to see the following...
Topics Covered: There is no fight with another person or with life without there being a "you" in it; Whatever we believe we are fighting OVER is not really what we are fighting FOR. When we see what we are really fighting for, there is a chance to walk out of the fight; The problem with so-called compromising is that it does nothing to change either party in the relationship...
Classroom Talk: 9/26/2021 - Here's why it makes no difference who, or at what we point the finger of blame for any mental or emotional suffering we're given to feel at the time: until we become aware of the unconscious role our own hand plays in the misery of these unwanted moments... nothing can change.
In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy talks about how we often find ourselves in situations wondering how we got there, and how that relates to the fact that we do not own our attention.
Many of us have come to believe that being a good performer in life is somehow the same as fulfilling the purpose of life. Here's the strange logic behind the self-created misery that follows it: For each successful "performance" we pull off around others or within ourselves, it feels as if we've won, for the moment, what we've imagined will make us whole and happy -- but the drawback here...