Starting Over / New Beginnings
Every one of us knows -- from somewhere deep in the heart of us -- we were not created to spend our lives contesting whatever dominates us in the moment. And yet, we can see how each unwanted state that washes over us is replaced by another state of some similar ilk. It's pretty clear: we're never truly in possession of ourselves, unless we believe that not wanting to be...
Do you want to be a new person? Well, you're certainly not going to be a new person when you keep repeating the level of consciousness that literally runs itself into the ground... and where, incidentally, at the end of your physical life you have nothing whatsoever to show for your existence on this planet... any more than a lion has something to show for its existence...
Topics covered: The reason that life has stopped being precious to us is because we live in constant judgment of everyone and everything; When you really want to understand something, you don't try to understand it with thought only; Our lives are presently shaped by incessant thinking and judgment, which is why our lives are misshapen; Have you ever found freedom from...
Student Talks: 9/18/2020 - Key Lesson: Spiritual freedom will never be realized by avoiding what disturbs us, but rather by the work of consciously illuminating what still dwells in the dark of us... that is (always) so quick to find someone, or something to blame for its pain.
Topics Covered: It is impossible to heal our pain and have someone or something to blame for it at the same time; Most people do not know what to do with their pain, and hardly anyone at all will seek out its true purpose; When we are in pain, there is usually no new understanding that comes as a result; there is only the certainty of why the pain is there and what should...
Topics Covered: The fear of reprisal is a form of regret before the event takes place; You don't have to prepare a way for yourself, the way is already prepared; The lower consciousness is a memorabilia collector; Find the pain itself, don't follow the reason given for it; Watching the sleeping consciousness try to tempt you; Pain always appears with the reason for it...