Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Where is my attention? Guy Finley explains why this is an important question. The resistance I feel when things don't go the way I want them to go isn't resistance to what's happening but to my unseen expectations of how I think things should be. Then my mind connects my attention to my body, and my body literally becomes a mirror of that internal conflict.
Topic: Release Yourself from the Grip of Painful Tension and Realize Perfect Freedom (10/28/20 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Genuine change is not something that we can imagine. "Our hopes must not be in things seen"; What we imagine will bring an end to our tension is in fact inseparable from the cause of it. The things that we imagine will free us from stress turn out to be prisons; All psychologically rooted tension has its beginning in resistance; The real root of continual, chronic tension...
Classroom Talk: 10/28/2020 - Tension is a part of creation itself; its boundless energy is a feature of every relationship in all worlds. The unknowing masses resist its manifestation, and wear themselves down trying, in vain, to escape it. But the Wise know how to use it... to remain aware of their part in a Divine awakening that is the fulfillment of Life.
Topic: Wake Up and Walk Out of the World of Worry (10/7/20 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Worry is not only a lie, but it also steals our life; Life is always creating and revealing at the same time. The very unfolding of creation causes a revelation in us; they are a singularity; We are always in a new relationship with the moment, but we are not aware of that relationship; Our tendency is feel as if we are under attack when we feel pain in any unwanted moment...
Classroom Talk: 10/7/2020 - The only thing that worrying does is waste the time and energy we need to shed light on a painful sense of self that exists only for as long as it has something to worry over.
Student Talks: 7/31/2020 - Key Lesson: There is no greater strength than knowing that everything life brings to you is for you as well. And as this wondrous fact grows clear to you, old enemies either vanish or they're transformed into your allies. Precious energies once wasted in futile self-defense are turned into new powers...
Classroom Talk: 7/26/2020 - There is no greater strength than knowing that everything life brings to you is for you as well. And as this wondrous fact grows clear to you, old enemies either vanish or they're transformed into your allies. Precious energies once wasted in futile self-defense are turned into new powers for further self-exploration...
Meditation Talk: 2/28/2020 - Strive for excellence in all things -- especially in your spiritual work -- to make your studies and actions continuous. Even a small amount of inner work on oneself, done each and every day, is better than a "grand" effort made every second moon.
Topics Covered: Dealing with the effects of aging in our marriage; My husband has rage issues - can he change?; Feeling pain from someone else's dishonesty; My adult son lives with me and is sullen and uncommunicative; Should we treat others the way we wish to be treated; Feeling like I haven't made any progress in my spiritual work; I've slipped into a black hole...
Resistance to a condition only exacerbates it; Resistance is always a form of unconscious insistence before it appears; Cause and effect are not separate; Intertwined and overlapping fields of energy; Listening is learning to use your attention without direction; Every line in the field of thought belongs to the past; Something never stops talking to you about what it...