Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Topic: Live Every Moment of Life As If It's for the First Time (Classroom Talk 9/28/22)
Topics covered: What is the point of an experience if it carries us right back to where we started?; What is the point of experience if not to learn and grow inwardly through the experience?; You cannot separate how you experience any given moment from the corresponding sense of yourself in that same moment; We are presently always giving ourselves a familiar sense of ourselves moment to moment...
Classroom Talk: 9/28/2022 - Any lingering form of painful psychological resistance to some unwanted experience of life is the unconscious rejection of spiritual atonement.
Life does not come at us from the outside in, even though that is the way we've always seen it. Once we understand this, we'll see the mistake we've been making all along about the true meaning of strength. Currently, we have a list of things we want to overcome: our past; our failure to acquire what we believe we need; a pressing world that has it in for us. We've identified these...
Student Talks: 5/6/2022 - Key Lesson: Part 1: Until we can see that unconscious identification sits at the root of all useless suffering nothing real can change for us -- let alone within us -- save for what we're moved to imagine -- and then identify with -- as the next new solution to our pain. Part 2: False 'I' is a disease. Real I is the healing. Awakening is the prescription...
Topics covered: Individuals who understand the futility of trying to save their own life -- through thought -- will gain their life; We must learn to use the presence of psychological pain as an invitation to not just question the things we believe are valuable, but to launch an investigation into how we ever came to that conclusion; Whatever we have become identified with over the...
Classroom Talk: 5/1/2022 - Part 1: Until we can see that unconscious identification sits at the root of all useless suffering nothing real can change for us -- let alone within us -- save for what we're moved to imagine -- and then identify with -- as the next new solution to our pain. Part 2: False "I" is a disease. Real I is the healing. Awakening is the prescription. Now you know the...
When you look at a flower in springtime, standing there with its beautiful petals and leaves, can you understand that flower is not the life alone that you see coming out of the ground? That flower belongs to a much greater life than the individual expression that you behold and say, "Isn't that beautiful?" You could never experience the radiance of the flower or utter those words if it...
Topics Covered: Letting go has nothing to do with anything that the mind names outside of itself that it says should be dropped. Letting go happens naturally with awareness of the consciousness that names and defines conditions outside of us; Is it possible to never again want to be anyone other than who you are? Yes, when you see clearly that no other person on Earth can be anything more...
Topic: Find the Freedom that Has No Name (6/9/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: There is nothing more useless than looking outside of yourself to fix a pain that is not outside of you; All psychological suffering comes out of an identification with a problem outside of yourself that a part of you is trying to resolve; Real peace cannot be disturbed; Without disturbances there would be no consciousness of the world around us. But the natural and inevitable...
Informal Saturday discussion with Guy Finley on a variety of topics.