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Topic: Start Using the Limitations of Others to Realize Unlimited Strength (9/22/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: The strength of our reactions does not prove that we are in charge of ourselves; Without honesty, spiritual success is not possible; Anyone who habitually exhibits a negative limitation believes there is something unique and special about that quality. They actually believe that the limitation is a strength, that there is something good in it; There is nothing natural about...
Classroom Talk: 9/22/2021 - Part 1: The real reason for impatience with ourselves, or with any other... has nothing to do with what, or who is blamed for it: impatience -- along with its dark fraternal twin, frustration -- is born of unseen resistance to the sudden appearance of a limitation, including what is required of us to remain conscious (of it) until it's transformed.
There is a nature inside of us -- a product of this world physically and psychologically -- that does not want to change. In fact, it is hell-bent on having everything remain the same so that it can complain about the same things again and again. This unconscious nature is a product of our world physically and psychologically. It's almost like a wrapping -- much like a seed is encased...
Topic: Take the Secret Path that Leads to Perfect Peace (1/13/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: We are dependent upon any condition that we think will grant us independence. That is a recipe for fear; True independence can be found within the very feeling of impermanence that a part of us fears; Our longing for freedom belongs to another order of consciousness that is already free. To long for something is to want to close the distance between ourselves...
Classroom Talk: 1/13/2021 - What is real spiritual strength? It is knowing that we need never (again) compromise ourselves in any way -- with anyone, or over anything -- in order to be at peace: (it is) a perfectly quiet confidence in the awareness that our existence owes no debt to any condition, let to the passage of time in which it temporarily appears.
Have you ever wondered why – with so many people talking about the need to make real changes in their lives – so very little actually changes? It's pretty obvious: Addiction, dependency, and the conflict and fear they breed, are more prevalent and problematic than ever before, even if made to appear otherwise by popular justification. But what isn't so obvious is the reason...
Topic: How to Rise Above Any Pain That's Dragging You Down (9/16/20 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Thought by itself cannot see the whole of anything; When we believe that we know why we are in pain, then there is blame. And the consciousness that blames is convinced that the reason for the pain is somewhere outside of itself; The blaming consciousness believes that it is separate from what disturbs it; The mind that blames has a future in which...
Classroom Talk: 9/16/2020 - Nothing keeps you more aware of a pain you don't want... than does your struggle to escape it. Learn to see what truth is trying to show you about your strengths, instead of listening to your weakness tell you where to hide.
Topic: How to Give Yourself the Gift and Grace of Perfect Strength (8/12/20 Classroom Talk)