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In this short talk, "letting go" author Guy Finley explains that -- far from being discouraged about what may or may not be happening in our lives -- we are intended to participate in the ceaseless revelation of an ever-present and benevolent order of being within us that never stops expressing itself.
Student Talks: 8/13/2021 - Key Lesson: Part 1: Any sense of discouragement that wants to drag us down into its dark world, where it feeds on the feelings of hopelessness that it loves to create -- appears when, and as it does -- for a single reason: to keep us from realizing that there is no such thing as failure for those who will consciously walk into... and then through whatever may...
Topics Covered: Every moment is intended to be use for self-discovery, not for proving yourself; The wall of self-limitation that we meet is actually a gate; Engaging in distractions is an attempt to get rid of the feeling of being unsettled; Useless suffering is the attempt to pay off an imagined debt; You cannot get stuck between a rock and a hard place without the mind comparing the...
Classroom Talk: 8/8/2021 - Part 1: Any sense of discouragement that wants to drag us down into its dark world, where it feeds on the feelings of hopelessness that it loves to create -- appears when, and as it does -- for a single reason: to keep us from realizing that there is no such thing as failure for those who will consciously walk into...and then through whatever may be their...
In this short video, Guy explains that trying to be a spiritual person through any idea about what it means to be awakened will lead to discouragement. Stop trying to be awakened. Instead, start seeing where you are asleep. This is not about living up to an imagined state. It is about dying to the illusion that you are what you imagine yourself to be.
Topics Covered: There is nothing more useless than looking outside of yourself to fix a pain that is not outside of you; All psychological suffering comes out of an identification with a problem outside of yourself that a part of you is trying to resolve; Real peace cannot be disturbed; Without disturbances there would be no consciousness of the world around us. But the natural and inevitable...
Classroom Talk: 6/13/2021 - Part 1: You can't be "no one." The choice is to be someone defined and confined by the limitation of thought, or to be (the) One who sees and realizes – without having to think about it – that (the) true Self is indefinable. Part 2: Awakening to the truth of Self starts with this understanding, and then daring to act on it...
Topics Covered: Fear is poverty, and it doesn't matter what the fear is about; The depth of my fear is the depth of my poverty; The psychological pain we experience is not outside of us, but the deception is that it is; We have to die to who we have been in order to be reborn; Control is chaos; Unconscious duality is conflict; There is no reason for the moment outside of the...
Topic: The Power to Make Discouraging Thoughts and Feelings Disappear for Good! (7/29/20 Classroom Talk)
Classroom Talk: 7/29/2020 - The ache of any dark moment -- of any discouraging thought or feeling that wants to convince us we'll never be free... is simply a lie. Ours is always and forever the right to exchange any form of discouragement for the realization that nothing about it -- neither its pain, nor its attending sense of despair...
Student Talks: 5/15/2020 - Key Lesson: There are many times when obstacles in our way prove more valuable than open roads...
Topics Covered: What does a difficult moment have to do with giving my life away?; Bearing the unpleasant manifestations of others; Do you think you're the only one who suffers?; Most men live lives of quiet desperation; Love is greater than the life it gives; Not my will but Thy will be done; Seeing the good in difficult moments; There is no such thing as discouragement without...