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Classroom Talk: 10/13/2021 - Only consistent, persistent inner-work can lead us to the threshold of the "Truth that sets us free." And yet, the following is equally true: the unassailable liberation we seek will continue to elude us until every effort to know the truth of ourselves -- by thinking about ourselves -- has proven useless.
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.
The false self is the master of making mountains out of molehills, because it loves nothing better than dark and bumpy downhill roads.
Featured Study Group Topic for the Week of June 4, 2018. Part 1: The illusion of Time is that it's a progression, but it is not; (it is) a higher dimension in and through which the will of creation continues to be revealed.
Featured Study Group Topic for the Week of March 19, 2018. You say your lines; I speak mine: A well-rehearsed play, Acted out in dreamtime. But when no one is the wiser, With the stage so dimly lit, None see that half of what is said... Is to no one there, Which suits the other half...just fine.
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.
Like the invisible winds that move the branches on the trees, we live in a world of this unseen, but ceaseless, flood of thoughts and feelings.
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.