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Topic: Start Making Real Changes in Your Life from the Inside-Out (10/14/20 Classroom Talk)
Meditation Talk: 12/27/2019 - Meditation is the interior art of quietly watching your whole life unfold, moment-to-moment, for "better or for worse"... Without trying to change, explain, or otherwise control whatever you see.
Meditation Talk: 11/22/2019 - Any moment we can remember to break out of habitual thought -- and simply know that we exist -- is the same as realizing a new and higher level of consciousness that thought will never know, let alone share in a measure of its perfect peace.
All through the ages the Wise Ones have spoken of an invisible kingdom--a timeless ground known as the Now--that will confer to those who realize it a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Classroom Talk: 2/6/2019 - Part 1: Before we can have a conscious relationship with what is Timeless, before we can know a "peace that passes all understanding," there must come a series of (conscious) shocks that prove the truth of the following to us: any imagined time, power, or possession to come...
Whenever we will put ourselves on the side of what we know is true, then Truth takes our side, lending us what is noble, needful, and divine.
Within each of us, in our hearts and in our minds, there lives a special kind of light. In truth, it is everywhere.
If we are truthful about our life experience though, it is obvious that as long as we believe we have something to lose because of our identification with any temporary exterior condition or circumstance, we remain subject to every outer condition.
The instant we become aware of any negative thought or feeling wanting us to embrace its agitation - not only must we drop it on the spot, but we must also drop any familiar sense of self that has appeared with it in that same moment.
Here are just ten small places in our lives where we are trying to do the impossible -- struggling to do what cannot (and need not) be done -- and where, because of our misunderstanding, we unknowingly hurt ourselves.
Whatever form your resentments may take, they wreck only you... not the one you resent. So, here's a key thought to help you release this self-wrecking inner state: Holding onto some hurt or hatred -- over what someone may have done to you in the past - makes you that person's slave in the here and now. If you're tired of being a slave to a painful relationship out of your past, this study an...
Expectations are so common to our sense of self and its well-being that we barely even realize we have them until we run into something that dashes them.