Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Topic: Freedom from the Unseen Source of Fear, Stress, and Sorrow (Classroom Talk 2/15/23)
Topics covered: The mind believes that it possess what it imagines. However, to be in imagination is to be separate from what you are thinking about; Humanity is spiritually asleep, and the purpose of a true spiritual school is to show men and women that very fact; The fox blames the trap. The real nature of the trap is the nature of the fox that is identified with what it wants.
Classroom Talk: 2/15/2023 - Intention without conviction is like a tree with shallow roots; it is easily up-ended, and ends up bearing no fruit.
Have you ever noticed how the more negative you get, the more difficult everything about your life becomes, including being able to do the simplest things? It's like suddenly sinking into dark molasses, where not only can't you move, but everything you don't want seems stuck to you!...
Topic: Live Every Moment of Life As If It's for the First Time (Classroom Talk 9/28/22)
Topics covered: What is the point of an experience if it carries us right back to where we started?; What is the point of experience if not to learn and grow inwardly through the experience?; You cannot separate how you experience any given moment from the corresponding sense of yourself in that same moment; We are presently always giving ourselves a familiar sense of ourselves moment to moment...
Classroom Talk: 9/28/2022 - Any lingering form of painful psychological resistance to some unwanted experience of life is the unconscious rejection of spiritual atonement.
In this answer to a viewer's question, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about how there is a part of our consciousness that will seek to derive a false sense of self out of anything, even if it means going into pain over something that is unwanted.
In this answer to a caller's question, Guy explains that the true purpose of interior storms, trials and challenges is to shake us loose from the painful illusions and sense of self that we unknowingly cling to.
In this short video, Guy talks about being self-conscious: thinking about how you should look a certain way or be a certain kind of person. Becoming aware of the pain inherent in thinking about yourself is the first step to freeing yourself from it.
What's the first thing that any of us do when trouble comes? The first thing that happens when we get into trouble is that we start thinking. Our little think machine just gets geared up, and it starts to go. And it goes. Now, what is it thinking about? It's thinking about the trouble it's in and it's thinking about ways in which to get out of trouble...
Topic: Wake Up and Walk Out of the World of Worry (10/7/20 Classroom Talk)