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Topic: How to Wake Up from the Nightmare Called Fear and Anxiety (Classroom Talk 11/9/22)
Topics covered: We presently believe that fear and anxiety are a natural reality of life, necessary in order to get what we want; Tomorrow is a time that does not exist apart from the level of consciousness that imagines it; The idea of tomorrow always comes with the idea that there is something that has to be protected; There can be no psychological fear without negative imagination...
Classroom Talk: 11/9/2022 - No one would agree to the feeling of being pulled apart by anxious thoughts and feelings, that is to say... unless he was first deceived into believing that this kind of pain is a required payment for anyone who hopes to pull their life back together... again!
Our work, in terms of reclaiming our right as human beings to be in relationship with what we choose to be in relationship with, begins with being able to see that we suffer because choices are made for us. And it's an unnecessary suffering.
In this answer to a viewer's question, "Secret of Letting Go" author Guy Finley explains that the fear of being rejected by another person is caused by a mind that is reliving an old painful memory, tricking you into believing that what happened in the past is the only possibility.
Topic: How to Dismiss Any Fearful Moment Before It Drags You Down (Classroom Talk 9/14/22)
Topics covered: Happiness for human beings now is the momentary abatement of a fear; Worry is an instrument of fear, imagining what needs to be done in a time to come to find freedom from disturbances; Psychological fear does not exist outside of the mind's associations that validate the reality of the thing that is feared; There is no such thing as psychological fear without negative imagination...
Classroom Talk: 9/14/2022 - Freedom cannot be found in the east, or to the west; it doesn't wait somewhere north or south of those who go there in search of it. It's neither here, nor there; freedom is found wherever the willing soul agrees to meet and confront a fear.
In this answer to a viewer's question, bestselling author Guy Finley explains that freedom from fear does not come about through imagining what that freedom is. Our task is to enter into the moment as present to ourselves as we possibly can, and then to allow the intelligence that is inherent in the awareness itself to strengthen our understanding of the true purpose of each moment.
Student Talks: 8/5/2022 - Key Lesson: Part 1: It is impossible to be afraid of oneself, and be in command of oneself at the same time. Part 2: Whatever fear seeds in us, it breeds in us.
Topic: Dare to Take the First Step Toward Fearless Living (Classroom Talk 7/27/22)
The only responses to life's challenges that any of us "ride" are those we think can carry us to safety. Leaping onto the back of the dark horse of a fearful reaction, according to our old habits, is like entering a runaway carriage being pulled along by wild thoughts and pounding feelings.