Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Topic: How to Release Yourself from Any Negative Reaction (Classroom Talk 2/22/23)
Topics covered: The only reason that people hurt others is because they are in pain themselves; Judging another person, even if only in your own mind, is a form of punishing that person; There can be no object without a subject. There can be no sound of a tree falling without someone who hears the sound. There can be no feeling of irritation without someone who feels the irritation.
Classroom Talk: 2/22/2023 - Any form of some painful, or otherwise conflict-filled negative reaction only persists -- as such -- in a world whose creator assists with -- and supports -- the reason for the continuation of that suffering.
Have you ever heard within you, not necessarily in words, something to the effect of "Oh no, not this again!"? Perhaps we're looking at the latest flame of our heart and we see a fire in his or her eyes, but it's not because they are looking at us. In that moment we no longer see the moment unfold as it is, but rather we stand there transfixed -- experiencing the moment as we are; and we are not really present!
Student Talks: 1/20/2023 - Key Lesson: Negative reactions have no awareness of themselves at all, which means not only are they blind, but neither have they any awareness of how they are complicit in the continuation of the pain inherent in the condition they protest.
Our present experience of life, its happiness or sorrow, is nothing more or less than what certain unconscious parts of us tell us it is. Before we can hope to change our life experience, we must stop trying to re-write the Book of Life and work instead to awaken ourselves from the dreams of the unseen storyteller within us.
Topics covered: If you respond to a truth that you have read or heard, it is because there is a corresponding part in you that is a reflection of that truth; Resistance comes before any negative reaction. And the source of unconscious resistance is unconscious comparison; Whatever it is that resists any disturbance is already there in our consciousness before the event. The disturbance simply stirs the nature that resists it.
Classroom Talk: 1/15/2023 - Negative reactions have no awareness of themselves at all, which means not only are they blind, but neither have they any awareness of how they are complicit in the continuation of the pain inherent in the condition they protest.
Student Talks: 12/2/2022 - Key Lesson: Reactions are not actions, any more than an echo is the cause of its own sound... which means: we cannot escape moments we resist, any more than it's possible to outrun our own shadow.
Topics covered: Life contains a mystery that you're drawn to -- it's the mystery of yourself; Agape is a type of love connected to giving yourself up as a higher form of sacrifice for the love of another. It doesn't add something to you, it costs you something - only then do you find yourself being given something in return you couldn't have received any other way...
Classroom Talk: 11/27/2022 - Reactions are not actions, any more than an echo is the cause of its own sound... which means: we cannot escape moments we resist, any more than it's possible to outrun our own shadow.
Topic: Stop Dark Thoughts & Feelings from Stealing Your Life (Classroom Talk 11/16/22)