Duration: 2min 40sec
Topic: Detect and Drop All Useless Thoughts and Feelings (10/13/19 Classroom Talk)
All of our relationships exist for a single beautiful purpose that expresses itself in two different ways: 1) everyone and everything is in our life to help us grow; and 2) everyone and everything is also there in our life to help us see everything in us that now stands in the way of our realizing this same higher possibility.
Painful thoughts, feelings of regret, the fear of some dark tomorrow: all point to a "distant fire" as the source of our suffering, even as they blow smoke in our eyes to ensure we don't see that they are what's burning us in any troubling moment.
Student Talks: 4/24/2020 - Key Lesson: It's NEVER life's lessons themselves that are painful: the real problem, which is the same as the reason why we groan in these moments -- instead of grow from them -- is that there's something in our present level of consciousness that does NOT want that lesson!