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Student Talks: 8/20/2021 - Key Lesson: Part 1: A rose doesn't "try" to be beautiful; it never struggles to win one's attention, or to prove its value. Any part of us -- pressing on us to try and make a favorable impression -- of any kind, upon anyone for any reason -- is a form of useless suffering born of trying to escape the fear of being seen as "no one."
Topics Covered: We are awash in a world of resistance which isn't just global in its formation, but finds in us a willing instrument; It doesn't matter what this world does because this is not your world; We all suffer from SFS and FOPPS, which stand for "Stage Fright Syndrome" and "Fear Of Poor Performance Syndrome." The symptoms of these syndromes are anxiety, worry and self-doubt...
Classroom Talk: 8/15/2021 - Part 1: A rose doesn't "try" to be beautiful; it never struggles to win one's attention, or to prove its value. Any part of us -- pressing on us to try and make a favorable impression -- of any kind, upon anyone for any reason -- is a form of useless suffering born of trying to escape the fear of being seen as "no one."
We're not meant to see life through our thinking. We don't need to think about what is. In fact, why do I need to tell myself what just happened? Wasn't I there? Are you jumpy? The minute that a shadow approaches, we can't see what it is, but we think something is coming based in fear, and we dive for cover! What would it be like to never have to wonder or worry about whether or not...
Topic: Freedom from Anxious Thoughts and Feelings Starts Here (5/5/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Even with all of our rushing and doing and struggling, nothing real changes; There is always a feeling in a divided consciousness that there is a distance that must be spanned before it can be at ease; In reality there is no distance between you and the "I Am" that always is, between you and peace, between you and what is perfect; A part of us creates the idea that...
Classroom Talk: 5/5/2021 - Peace of mind is not some "place" we can rush to; fulness of heart is not a possession to be claimed. We can only realize that these Divine gifts – of a quiet mind and overflowing heart – have already been given to us: an interior discovery which may prove to be the most difficult thing we will ever agree to do in this life.
Topic: Transform Painful Anxiety into Perfect Self-Command (3/31/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Understood properly, the momentary awareness of any shortfall in our character is really a Divine intervention; where, by a Light that "dwells in a darkness that knows it not" we are given a glimpse of a truth that cannot be known otherwise. The acceptance of this intervention initiates a holy transformation, and the realization of our liberation...
Topics Covered: The root of the loss of freedom is in the consciousness that arrogantly tries to create freedom according to its idea of what freedom is; We rush through life to get to where and what we already are, which is already whole; Negative reactions are the dark effect of misunderstanding who we are; We're never where we are, doing what we're doing because we are always...
Classroom Talk: 3/31/2021 - Part 1: All forms of anxious rushing through life are the painful effect of an impossible task: trying, in vain, to complete ourselves... by serving an incomplete, compulsive nature that always has one more task to get through before it can rest in its imagined place of peace. Part 2: There is a momentary peace...
In this short talk, bestselling "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about how we can understand painful tension in a new way so that, instead of being tormented by it, we use it as a source of revelation and release from the false self that blames everything outside of itself for its pain.