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  1. Student Talks on "Breaking Dependency: Freedom from the 'Compulsive Self'" (5/28/21)
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    Student Talks on "Breaking Dependency: Freedom from the 'Compulsive Self'" (5/28/21)

    • Posted: 5/29/21
    • Meeting: 5/28/21
    • Time: 00:59:42
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    Student Talks: 5/28/2021 - Key Lesson: Since no desire can complete itself -- by itself -- through anything it imagines -- its only recourse is to imagine "more of" whatever failed to satisfy it the first time around. This unseen cycle is the mainspring of all forms of addiction, as unconscious desire keeps trying to fill a bucket with...

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  2. Student Q&A with Guy on "Breaking Dependency: Freedom from the 'Compulsive Self'" (5/23/21)
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    Student Q&A with Guy on "Breaking Dependency: Freedom from the 'Compulsive Self'" (5/23/21)

    • Posted: 5/24/21
    • Meeting: 5/23/21
    • Time: 00:37:39
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    Topics Covered: There is no such thing as a compulsive pleasure; We are not meant to spend our lives compulsively defending and justifying ourselves. Those things are addictions; Physical hunger and thirst are natural, but being hungry for approval is not natural; Every day we go compulsively looking for what our mind says we need in order to find fulfillment. What we long for...

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  3. Breaking Dependency: Freedom from the "Compulsive Self"
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    Breaking Dependency: Freedom from the "Compulsive Self"

    • Posted: 5/24/21
    • Meeting: 5/23/21
    • Time: 01:25:25
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    Classroom Talk: 5/23/2021 - Since no desire can complete itself - by itself - through anything it imagines - its only recourse is to imagine "more of" whatever failed to satisfy it the first time around. This unseen cycle is the mainspring of all forms of addiction, as unconscious desire keeps trying to fill a bucket with no bottom by pouring...

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  4. Student Talks on "The Power to Slay the Dragon of Painful Desire" (4/16/21)
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    Student Talks on "The Power to Slay the Dragon of Painful Desire" (4/16/21)

    • Posted: 4/21/21
    • Meeting: 4/16/21
    • Time: 01:05:29
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    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...

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  5. Student Q&A with Guy on "The Power to Slay the Dragon of Painful Desire" (4/11/21)
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    Student Q&A with Guy on "The Power to Slay the Dragon of Painful Desire" (4/11/21)

    • Posted: 4/12/21
    • Meeting: 4/11/21
    • Time: 00:28:52
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    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...

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  6. The Power to Slay the Dragon of Painful Desire
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    The Power to Slay the Dragon of Painful Desire

    • Posted: 4/12/21
    • Meeting: 4/11/21
    • Time: 01:04:02
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    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...

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  7. Student Talks on "Freedom from Fearful Thoughts and Feelings Starts Here" (12/4/20)
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    Student Talks on "Freedom from Fearful Thoughts and Feelings Starts Here" (12/4/20)

    • Posted: 12/5/20
    • Meeting: 12/4/20
    • Time: 00:40:17
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    Student Talks: 12/4/2020 - Key Lesson: Part 1: There are as many desire-driven dead-end roads promising to deliver us from our fears as there are fearful thoughts looking for a way to escape the consequences of the unconscious choices they helped to create. Part 2: As long as desire remains unaware of itself... it can only chase its own...

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  8. Student Q&A with Guy on "Freedom from Fearful Thoughts and Feelings Starts Here" (11/29/20)
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    Student Q&A with Guy on "Freedom from Fearful Thoughts and Feelings Starts Here" (11/29/20)

    • Posted: 11/30/20
    • Meeting: 11/29/20
    • Time: 00:29:29
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    Topics Covered: All psychological fear is an unseen form of exile from the Kingdom of Heaven produced by the presence of an unsuspected form of self-ignorance; The only time we harm ourselves or others is when we are afraid; When does fear appear? Psychological fear appears when a condition -- that we were relying on for our happiness -- starts to change; Who and what we...

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  9. Freedom from Fearful Thoughts and Feelings Starts Here
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    Freedom from Fearful Thoughts and Feelings Starts Here

    • Posted: 11/30/20
    • Meeting: 11/29/20
    • Time: 01:00:37
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    Classroom Talk: 11/29/2020 - Part 1: There are as many desire-driven dead-end roads promising to deliver us from our fears as there are fearful thoughts looking for a way to escape the consequences of the unconscious choices they helped to create. Part 2: As long as desire remains unaware of itself... it can only chase its own...

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  10. Online Study Group Meeting for Monday (11/16/2020)
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    Online Study Group Meeting for Monday (11/16/2020)

    • Posted: 11/18/20
    • Meeting: 11/16/20
    • Time: 01:13:11
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    Topic: How to Walk Out of the Haunted House of Endless Wants (11/11/20 Classroom Talk)

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  11. How to Walk Out of the Haunted House of Endless Wants
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    How to Walk Out of the Haunted House of Endless Wants

    • Posted: 11/12/20
    • Meeting: 11/11/20
    • Time: 00:52:58
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    Classroom Talk: 11/11/2020 - Here's the first step in quieting the mind: SEE the fact that if we weren't always talking to ourselves about what we want, or don't want... that most of what troubles us would just disappear on its own!

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  12. Student Q&A with Guy on "The Power to Free Yourself from Any Painful Desire" (8/16/20)
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    Student Q&A with Guy on "The Power to Free Yourself from Any Painful Desire" (8/16/20)

    • Posted: 9/7/20
    • Meeting: 8/16/20
    • Time: 00:34:39
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    Key Lesson: Part 1: The divided mind -- driven as it is by unconscious desires -- is very similar to a dog that has learned to throw its own stick. It cannot come to a rest until it has exhausted itself, and even then it can’t let go of what it feels compelled to chase. Part 2: The cost of starting over spiritually is not what we pay to achieve some distant desire, but it is in our...
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The Essential Laws of Fearless Living

Here is your step-by-step guide to building the foundation of a fearless life. Learn how to see through the illusion of limitation and become unstoppable.

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