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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.
Topic: The One Answer to All Questions (3/8/20 Classroom Talk)
Classroom Talk: 3/8/2020 - Just as beauty is not a concept -- and love isn’t an act of thought -- neither is the Answer to the Question of each passing moment something that can be known with the mind alone. Either the Answer appears with the question, or both the question and the answer have been missed.
Meditation Talk: 5/24/2019 - All psychological fear is born out of our unseen relationship with a lower level of consciousness that fears the death of whatever sense of "self" it first imagines into existence. It is our unconscious identification with its fear of dying that maintains its fear-ridden "life." To see the truth of our collusion with this...