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In this short talk, self-realization author Guy Finley talks about the benefits of a quiet mind, which includes the recognition and letting go of the pain that is inherent in the mind's judgment of both yourself and other people.
Topic: The Unimaginable Power of Being at Peace with Everyone You Know (Classroom Talk 9/7/22)
Student Talks: 9/9/2022 - Key Lesson: The harsh, or otherwise cruel judgment of ourselves feels like it's part of what's necessary to perfect ourselves... when, in truth, it's actually a mechanical movement of an unconscious mind punishing itself for not being as it's imagined it's supposed to be.
Topics covered: The reason that life has stopped being precious to us is because we live in constant judgment of everyone and everything; When you really want to understand something, you don't try to understand it with thought only; Our lives are presently shaped by incessant thinking and judgment, which is why our lives are misshapen; Have you ever found freedom from...
One of the most slippery parts of the upper path is the temptation to judge ourselves -- to loath ourselves for whatever "weakness" is exposed to us in the moment. The act of judging ourselves in times like these seems natural and even necessary if we hope to ever "outgrow" our own limitations as revealed. But this kind of self-laceration is a Trojan horse within whose dark recesses lies...
Topics covered: As a rule, human beings know more about their iPhone than they know about the 'i' that is running their lives; It is never useful to judge another person. It is never useful to judge yourself; Nothing ever changes when you judge yourself. And judging yourself is not the same as seeing a true fact about yourself; The more that you judge yourself, the easier it becomes to judge yourself...
Classroom Talk: 9/4/2022 - The harsh, or otherwise cruel judgment of ourselves feels like it's part of what's necessary to perfect ourselves... when, in truth, it's actually a mechanical movement of an unconscious mind punishing itself for not being as it's imagined it's supposed to be.
Topic: The Wisdom to Walk Away from Self-Judgment (Classroom Talk 4/20/22)
Topics covered: Whatever remains concealed can never be healed. What remains concealed is the cause of the conflict we have with ourselves and others; Self-judgment guards the door to self-renewal, convincing us that protecting the old is preferable over the new; Revelation of similarity to your neighbor is what leads to compassion and the end of conflict...
Classroom Talk: 4/20/2022 - No one is free who has an ax to grind with any other person, let alone who grind themselves down with painful self-judgment believing, in vain, that self-punishment is somehow connected to self-perfection.
In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy explains that self-judgment cannot exist without an image of ourselves that we hold onto. To see this fact is the beginning of the end of painful judgment of both yourself and others.
Topic: Use Painful Relationships to Create Powerful Healings (11/25/20 Classroom Talk)