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Anxiety is torment. But we never suspect that the mind that is anxious is anxious because it is trying to bring an end to its own pain... and it can't, because there is no peace in the world of a mind set against itself. The problem is that we are born into a world where, within a very short time, we each have our own inner "personal attendant." This attendant has two things in its hands...
Topic: Transform Painful Anxiety into Perfect Self-Command (3/31/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Understood properly, the momentary awareness of any shortfall in our character is really a Divine intervention; where, by a Light that "dwells in a darkness that knows it not" we are given a glimpse of a truth that cannot be known otherwise. The acceptance of this intervention initiates a holy transformation, and the realization of our liberation...
Topics Covered: The root of the loss of freedom is in the consciousness that arrogantly tries to create freedom according to its idea of what freedom is; We rush through life to get to where and what we already are, which is already whole; Negative reactions are the dark effect of misunderstanding who we are; We're never where we are, doing what we're doing because we are always...
Classroom Talk: 3/31/2021 - Part 1: All forms of anxious rushing through life are the painful effect of an impossible task: trying, in vain, to complete ourselves... by serving an incomplete, compulsive nature that always has one more task to get through before it can rest in its imagined place of peace. Part 2: There is a momentary peace...
Topics Covered: The wave is a momentary expression of something much greater; We would not be able to experience movement without the presence of stillness through which it moves; Movement and stillness are not apart from each other, they are a unity; Seeing is coming into a relationship with a being within which everything already awaits; Identification is blindness...
Have you ever experienced a barrage of pressing thoughts telling you what you need to do in order to make a problem go away? All of those frantic thoughts are essentially saying "Follow me" as they present their advice. The Divine never pressures a person into following anything. Instead, the Divine is always gently whispering, "I am here."
Student Talks: 12/20/2019 - Key Lesson: Refusing the urge to rush through anything is the same as accepting an invitation to join yourself to a higher order of reality in which everything is always right where it needs to be in exactly the moment needed.
Student Talks: 12/6/2019 - Key Lesson: Patience is painful to those parts of us that believe rushing is natural, necessary, and required of anyone who wants to be a more productive human being.
Student Talks: 8/16/2019 - Key Lesson: The faster, more excited, move one's thoughts, the more solid the illusion there is a "self" that sits at the center of them.
Classroom Talk: 6/12/2019 - The sure way to guarantee that your suffering goes on unabated is to keep talking to yourself about it!