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Topics Covered: The illusion that we live under is that we are free to learn. The reason it is an illusion is because no one is free to learn until they see with clarity their true relationship with life; There is no learning with thought. Learning has to do with illumination. Without illumination there is no education of the soul, and without education of the soul there is no transcending...
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.
Topics Covered: All judgment is born out of fear. There is no judgment until someone is first afraid of something; Fear is the source of hatred and conflict between human beings; There is no form of self-destruction without there being fear behind it; As long as we remain spiritually asleep we are a machine that is complicit in the harm being done to the world...
Topics Covered: We don't want to go through what we will awaken in another human being if we were to do what we know needs to be done or said; The understanding I have of my negative reactions is given to me by the consciousness that lives in fear; Every reaction comes with an explanation for itself; What's true never needs to defend itself, and what's false never can defend itself...
Topics Covered: There is never a moment without disturbance; An unattended mind is a perpetual misery machine; The task isn't to not be disturbed, instead the task is to see the nature that doesn't want to be disturbed; We rarely suspect that psychological fear is a dream; It is awareness that we are after, not a result; There is a level of consciousness that is a world of imagination...
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.
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.