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Topic: This Shocking Secret Frees You from the Prison of Painful Resistance (Classroom Talk 7/20/22)
Classroom Talk: 7/20/2022 - Part 1: There can be no painful resistance to any moment of life that isn't born of some unseen form of insistence that it unfold only as we've imagined it should. Part 2: While it is possible to have thousands of different kinds of life experiences, there can be no possible change in the way we experience our life... that doesn't begin with transforming...
Topics covered: There is no more important time for you to do your spiritual work than when you least want to do it; The whole of this work is being willing to remember, when you don't want to remember it, that you had set an intention to be a certain type of being now and not later; Spiritual work begins when the question dawns on you: Why are there so many things that can so easily make me negative?
Topic: Use this Simple Key to Start Realizing Your True Self (Classroom Talk 6/15/22)
Topics covered: Painful frustration and impatience always appear together, two sides of the same coin; The whole idea of tolerance is born out of self-righteousness that is unaware of itself; The so-called accomplishment of getting what you want sets into motion the conditions that will run counter to what you want staying in place, which means that you will then have to find something new...
Classroom Talk: 6/15/2022 - The ever-anxious feeling that life owes us something -- that we're entitled to have our demands met -- creates two problems at once: first, we are unable to see, let alone realize all that Life keeps trying to give us and, at the same time, the more quickly we are to blame life for the pain created by our own impatience.
Student Talks: 4/16/2021 - Key Lesson: All unconscious negative reactions -- with others, events, or with ourselves -- deflect this one crucial revelation: as long as we meet life with any compulsive demand or unseen craving, we can't help but be painfully remanded into the hands of one self-punishing reaction after another...
Topics Covered: Desire presently knows more about us than we know about it. Until that changes we will be the instrument of desire; We presently use thought to restore balance when it seems as if we have been thrown off balance. Laws are created by imbalanced people in an attempt to restore balance according to their idea of it; Nothing that is truly balanced can become imbalanced...
Classroom Talk: 4/11/2021 - All unconscious negative reactions -- with others, events, or with ourselves -- deflect this one crucial revelation: as long as we meet life with any compulsive demand or unseen craving, we can't help but be painfully remanded into the hands of one self-punishing reaction after another. Anger, fear, and frustration are...
Student Talks: 3/12/2021 - Key Lesson: Part 1: There is no desire within which isn't hidden -- much like the fabled Trojan horse -- some form of unseen pain that is its "partner in time." Part 2: Things are the way they are, because we are the way we are; the life we've made acts upon who we've become, just as who we become...
Topics Covered:Our minds are full of images from which we derive an identity through identification with the image; In the moment of feeling ourselves as being under attack, the self that feels attacked goes into thought to find a solution, searching the very content of the mind that attracted the perceived attack in the first place; The moment is not attacking us, but it is instead trying to show...
Classroom Talk: 3/7/2021 - Part 1: There is no desire within which isn't hidden - much like the fabled Trojan horse - some form of unseen pain that is its "partner in time." Part 2: Things are the way they are, because we are the way we are; the life we've made acts upon who we've become, just as who we become (in the throes of each...