Duration: 1min 35sec
The universe is a work being continually perfected; though unseen, it is justice, compassion in action. Those who resist and resent what comes their way -- who fight with its unending waves that rock their contrived sense of reality -- are actually the ones who live without real choice. They must serve their struggle to resolve the sense of loss that comes each time the world changes without first having consulted them.
For the majority of us, what we call being renewed has nothing to do with what is real renewal. Mostly what we feel as renewal is when some idea or a hope that we have gets fulfilled, filling us in turn with a sense of excitement; and then, in that feeling of being full of ourselves, comes a certain kind of pleasure that we take as being the same as self-renewal in this life.
Student Talks: 11/1/2019 - Key Lesson: Our experience of any given moment cannot be any more complete than is our willingness to completely receive it.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why anything that we are not aware of -- both internally and in the external world -- affects the way we feel and directs our actions accordingly. Becoming conscious of our interior state as well as our immediate external environment allows us to see tension and anxiety that is present within us without letting it take us over.