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In a thousand different ways, we are meant every day to begin to realize that it’s so easy to just run on automatic. Everything just goes on, doesn’t it? It just goes on. Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s bad. But it just goes on. We are meant to understand that as long as we live from...
I want to share with you a great secret. The world will never tell you this because it is too interested in trying to sell you what you need to change who you are, but the fact is that a change in our nature is not evolutionary. It's voluntary. We must see, then understand and act accordingly that if we are not active in changing our life -- and more importantly in understanding the nature...
Student Talks: 10/1/2021 - Key Lesson: Here's why it makes no difference who, or at what we point the finger of blame for any mental or emotional suffering we're given to feel at the time: until we become aware of the unconscious role our own hand plays in the misery of these unwanted moments... nothing can change.
Topics Covered: There is no fight with another person or with life without there being a "you" in it; Whatever we believe we are fighting OVER is not really what we are fighting FOR. When we see what we are really fighting for, there is a chance to walk out of the fight; The problem with so-called compromising is that it does nothing to change either party in the relationship...
Classroom Talk: 9/26/2021 - Here's why it makes no difference who, or at what we point the finger of blame for any mental or emotional suffering we're given to feel at the time: until we become aware of the unconscious role our own hand plays in the misery of these unwanted moments... nothing can change.
Classroom Talk: 4/29/2020 - Part 1: Knowledge without spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and not a flame with which to light it. Part 2: Many are the false beliefs that create real pain. For instance, the belief that we can change what happened yesterday by reliving it today is like trying to chase down an echo...
Student Talks: 3/27/2020 - Key Lesson: We must abandon all solutions about what to do with our suffering that don’t change anything... but themselves.
We say that we want things to change, but we usually seek a change that we can recognize. If what we want is a change that we can recognize, then we must have an image of what change actually is. And if we are imagining what change is, then it is no change at all, but is instead part of a consciousness that is trying to escape itself through yet another plan.
Topic: Leave the Teaching Moment Alone (3/24/19 Classroom Talk)