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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.
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.
Student Talks: 9/18/2019 - Key Lesson: Awakening to the truth of oneself serves one purpose: dying to oneself. Dying to oneself serves one purpose: rebirth. And rebirth is... the purpose and fulfillment of all relationships.
Student Talks: 7/12/2019 - Key Lesson: Trying to elevate the quality of our life experience -- with all of its delicate relationships -- without first working to realize and rise above the limitations inherent in our present level of consciousness... is like trying to shake the dust out of a carpet, while you're still standing on it!
True faith is not about whether the wind is at one's back, or in one's face. Faith is the willingness -- regardless which way the wind blows -- to stay the course until you cross the threshold of your Innermost Home.
Looking for reasons (to give to yourself) for any unwanted moment in your life... is the same as being deceived into looking away from the lower nature that secretly lays out the welcome mat for whatever the misery that comes knocking at your door.
Classroom Talk: 5/22/2022 - Part 1: That we should search only our own conscience for confirmation of what is good and true, this is the best definition of integrity. For that which is good and true is not social in nature, but spiritual in need and in deed. Part 2: Here is an enigma wrapped in a paradox: we cannot buy the love of the Divine; no good deed can produce the...