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Student Talks: 1/15/2021 - Key Lesson: Hoping to end the fear that accompanies us in so many of the unwanted moments in our life without first realizing the unconscious "machinery" that creates it is worse than useless; it's like blaming the path we're on for the pain we feel while walking it... when the truth is there's a stone in our shoe!
Student Talks: 5/29/2020 - Key Lesson: The unconscious, spiritually asleep mind is a machine of "1,000 dances" whose repetitious steps are incapable of creating, let alone moving an inch in a truly new direction.
Do we not try to escape the stress we have by further imagining ways to relieve ourselves from the circumstances held responsible for it? And the more we do to create for ourselves an enclave in which we will no longer be confronted with the trouble, the more we isolate ourselves, and the greater the problem becomes because we increasingly resist anything not part of what we've..."
You don't have to believe that there's a fearless world above your present mind. You can live within its perfect order any time you choose. Make this choice for your own freedom starting right now.
Bound up as we are within the closed world of our own thoughts, we see virtually nothing other than what the false self of the moment wants us to see. By contrast, in real life, everything is new.
To flatten your fears once and for all, you must forget about the idea of domination and start thinking about self-illumination -- the miracle that happens within us whenever we dare place the wish to understand what is frightening us before our certainty that there is no other choice but to feel afraid.
Awaken the higher understanding you need that allows you to walk past the level of self that gives rise to your fear.
Regardless of how disappointing or painful it may have been, nothing real lives in your past that can grab you and make you its captive any more than a dark shadow has the power to keep you from walking into the sunlight.
There are countless worlds spinning both within and around you every moment of your life. These worlds and all of their forces are invisible to the usual mind. But, whether perceived or not, their unseen influences actually determine whether your walk through life will be a pleasant or punishing one. What few have ever understood, but which you can, is that you can choose which of these worlds...