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Topic: The Spiritual Facts You Need to Free Yourself from Painful Thoughts (10/13/21 Classroom Talk)
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.
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!
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...
Classroom Talk: 1/10/2021 - 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!
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...
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..."
Topics covered: Anything that introduces you to your mechanical behavior is of the highest value; Learning to die spiritually before you die physically; Having a disability changes your values; Christ already lives in you; The world asks us to be many things, and the Divine asks us to be one; You will have given enough when you understand there's no "you" giving anything; Everything is...
Topic: 7 Ways to Know When It's Time to Break Up with Yourself (5/12/19 Classroom Talk)