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Topic: Realize Your Timeless Self and Reclaim the Gift of Perfect Peace (12/9/20 Classroom Talk)
Classroom Talk: 12/9/2020 - Never forget the truth that follows, and freedom is nearer than you think: no real spiritual effort is ever in vain, even when we're given to see -- as result of our inner work -- some low estate into which we've temporarily fallen. In turn, always remember: the great ocean into which the waters of a river...
Topics Covered: Because most people don't really understand the nature of time, they also don't know anything about timelessness; As a result of imagining wholeness in a time to come, we resist everything in life that seems to get in the way of that imagined wholeness; When we become identified with anything, we are at that point stalked and threatened by psychological time...
Topic: Transform Any Bitter Struggle with Life Into a Beautiful Lesson in Self-Liberation (11/18/20 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Instead of setting us free, anything that we identify with as being the source of freedom turns out to be a prison; We resist moments because of the perceived threat of losing something, of somehow being made less by the moment; The mind that resists the moment will produce an image of what needs to be done to get through the moment unharmed...
Classroom Talk: 11/18/2020 - Identifying with resistance to any moment the mind points to as a painful problem of some kind... is the only real problem there is in that moment. To see the fact of this -- which is the purpose of all true spiritual teachings -- is the end of looking for any kind of power to protect, or otherwise restore some paradise...
Student Talks: 7/24/2020 - Key Lesson: Once we realize the only thing that makes some painful moment seem impassable is nothing more than our reluctance to assume responsibility for what that same moment has come to teach us about ourselves... we are well on our way to realizing a new order of freedom wherein all things are possible.
Classroom Talk: 7/19/2020 - Once we realize the only thing that makes some painful moment seem impassable is nothing more than our reluctance to assume responsibility for what that same moment has come to teach us about ourselves... we are well on our way to realizing a new order of freedom wherein all things are possible.
Have you ever looked down at a sidewalk or parking lot and marveled at a single blade of grass that had somehow found the will and the way to break through the pavement and out into the fresh air and sunlight? When we think of a titanic struggle, we don't usually think of a little seed of grass buried in the darkness and fighting to get out in the light. And yet, even though we may...
Can we see how, in one form or another, everything in creation longs to touch and to be touched? Flowers and trees stretch their leaves and limbs up to the sun, just as it reaches down to touch them. After all, to what end the timeless nature of such radiance, if not to grant life to whatever forms it temporarily animates?
Student Talks: 10/11/2019 - Key Lesson: It's impossible to resist the revelations inherent in our day-to-day interactions with life, and to realize the lessons they bring with them at the same time.
Student Talks: 10/4/2019 - Key Lesson: The more we learn to let go and give ourselves to the greater Good, the more Good we will find in everything we are given to go through in this life.