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Classroom Talk: 11/2/2022 - The only thing (in life) that goes from zero to a million miles per hour -- in a single painful movement -- are negative reactions; they are the unseen source of all self-compromising choices, driven on by an almost limitless dark kind of "anti-matter" called unconscious resistance.
Topics covered: You are not intended to get around, to escape from, difficult moments; Until you understand the consciousness that reacts to difficult moments, your experience of life will continue to be unwanted; It is impossible to embrace a difficult moment until you gain some insight into the purpose of that moment; Resistance is identifying with what the mind interprets as being a threat.
Topic: The Wisdom You Need to Walk Away from Painful Negative Reactions (Classroom Talk 10/19/22)
Student Talks: 10/21/2022 - Key Lesson: We are never judged for whatever may be our present degree of spiritual blindness. Only when we turn a blind eye to a truth Life asks us to see about ourselves do we unknowingly judge ourselves, and where the suffering that follows is the result of having looked away.
Topics covered: There is no better use of your time than to invest it in self-study; Peace is not something that you can buy, possess or pursue. Peace is a relationship with something that already exists that has no fear in it; Nothing that you can imagine can set you free. You are owned by the thing you imagine will set you free.
Classroom Talk: 10/19/2022 - Until we realize some level of separation from our unconscious reactions to life, our sense of self remains little more than a legion of momentarily re-animated identities... with each one appearing -- and then disappearing -- as helpless to remain in place as is a shadow created by the sunrise to hold its ground when the sun sets.
Topics covered: If everything you can imagine could provide the contentment you seek, then you would be content by now; When you go looking for something outside of you, you never find what you're looking for, because what you're really looking for is already within you; The human body is a seed, and its development is not dissimilar from that of an acorn. Both have built-in to them a pattern and form and a destiny.
Topics covered: Negative reactions create more negative reactions. And there cannot be a negative reaction without something that is blamed for it; The divided level of consciousness is put in its proper place in the moment of seeing that you are not different than what is being judged; We need new self-knowledge if we are going to become self-shocking; Every negative reaction is the...
Topics covered: Anything that you can imagine cannot be new, because imagination uses the content of the past in order to create its images; Thinking is useless to help you create the life of security that thought pursues in imagination. Thought can't deliver you to an unshakable security; The spiritual solution to your problems is to become properly sick and tired of yourself...
Student Talks: 8/12/2022 - Key Lesson: There is only one way to be released from negative reactions, and it begins with honestly considering the truth of the following fact: how ironic is it that we fear losing control of ourselves, or over some moment we fear... when the very attempt to control any relationship is, itself, born of fear.
Topic: Realize This One Truth and Take Command of Your Reality (Classroom Talk 8/3/22)
Topics covered: You are meant to be the master of your interior house, which is a responsibility that you've been given as a gift by the Divine; The spiritual path is not about arriving somewhere imagined or earning a reward. What we are after is entering into a new, higher relationship with life that already exists; Until you build on a foundation that is true, everything that you build will be shaky.
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