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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...
Topics Covered: There cannot be fear without unconscious desire. When there is no fear, then there is no conflict. And when there is no conflict, there is no unconscious desire; Without really knowing that we do it, much of our lives is spent trying to protect what we imagine we have; The fear we feel cannot be separated from the substance that we lend to the objects...
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...
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...
Topic: How to Exchange Anxiety and Fear for Endless Freedom (9/9/20 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: We have been betrayed by our own ideas about what strength is. Real strength is not full of conflict and is not full of fear; In order for there to be a new strength, there must also be a new understanding of ourselves; No follower is free. Any sense of freedom based on an exterior condition eventually turns into a source of fear and anxiety; There is never anything practical...
Classroom Talk: 9/9/2020 - The strength of my enemy is no greater than the fear of my weakness.
Topic: The Unthinkable Lesson That Is the Foundation of Self-Liberation (8/26/20 Classroom Talk)
Classroom Talk: 8/26/2020 - One way we can be assured that we're beginning to awaken to Real Life is when we can say the following -- without a trace of doubt -- to any anxious or fearful thought: "I don't need you anymore!" And what a day that is!
How many of us think that there is no individual action that we're ever going to take as a human being that's going to have global impact, even though all of us would like to be a leader or a hero? I want you to understand there is no such thing as an insignificant act on the part of a person who wants to wake up and be a different human being. Every last one of us is endowed..."
There are these moments where a person is introduced to a great clarity that the world they have been looking in, in order to find themselves through, is incapable of revealing the worth they are looking for. This first shock (have you had it, by-the-way?) is when a person realizes, "Uh oh. This is a dead-end. Oh no." And when a person has enough of these moments..."
Classroom Talk: 4/8/2020 - In the relentless passage of time whatever has been created -- a pungent spice, the prize-winning rose, even one’s greatest accomplishment -- all lose their fragrance, as must all things in time. Only Love -- its Living Light -- remains undiminished; the scent of Heaven is... Eternal.