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Topic: Cultivate Conscious Self-Doubt and Stop Arguing with Life (12/22/21 Classroom Talk)
Topic: Entrance into the Peace that Passes All Understanding (12/15/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Stillness, peace and genuine security cannot be created by the mind. The peace that passes all understanding dwells in another order of our being that is beyond the intellect; The return journey to our spiritual home cannot be separated from the realization that you cannot fill yourself. Nothing that you fill yourself with will free you; The condition that is blamed for the way...
Classroom Talk: 12/15/2021 - There are no shortcuts to stillness. There is no trying to be empty; with almost no exception, effort is ambition...and though it is full of becoming, it is empty of Being. The darkness of (spiritual) emptiness is inseparable from the Light of awareness by whose grace we are given to see the unthinkable: it is impossible to fill ourselves.
We have lost the relationship between what we see with our eyes and the registration of it as an aspect of our own True Nature because we don't see what we see; instead we think about what we see. And when we think about what we see, what we receive is the content of thought that has stored that experience. We don't receive what is real, alive, changing, creative, and forceful.
It isn't this world that threatens or disturbs us. We are dominated by our own thoughts and feelings. We are taken over by our own reactions. This is painful for us because our original nature, our True Self, longs to be free and unencumbered by self-limiting, self-defeating, compulsive thoughts and feelings. The problem is, at our present undeveloped level, we believe that another person...
Topic: The Wisdom, Power, and Perfect Safety of a Silent Mind (11/4/20 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Resistance is bondage. "Not wanting" is a form of bondage that can't be separated from its opposite of "wanting"; Within every imagined want is contained the fear that what we want will not come; There is another order of our own being that cannot be made less than it already is; Silence is not just the lack of sound, but it is backdrop and foundation that allows...
Classroom Talk: 11/4/2020 - Learn to be still and listen: the less you have to say about life, the more Life will speak to you, and start telling you things that ears can't hear, showing you things the eyes can't see, and taking you new places beyond anything you can imagine.
Topics Covered: We are meant to use everything that happens to us to deepen our relationship with peace; I get disturbed whenever what 'I' know is not confirmed by the prevailing condition; Anxiety is a state that tries to find rest by racing through all of the possible paths to take in order to get through the moment; As above, so below. As within, so without; Our experience of any...
Student Talks: 9/4/2020 - Key Lesson: Part 1: There can be no silence, no real peace in our heart and mind without full acceptance of each moment... And there could be no such acceptance of the moment without accepting what the moment reveals to us -- about us -- in that same moment. Part 2: Self-acceptance is self-realization...
Classroom Talk: 8/30/2020 - Part1: There can be no silence, no real peace in our heart and mind without full acceptance of each moment... And there could be no such acceptance of the moment without accepting what the moment reveals to us - about us - in that same moment. Part 2 - Self-acceptance is self-realization; self-realization is self-acceptance.