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Topic: How to Wake Up from the Nightmare Called Fear and Anxiety (Classroom Talk 11/9/22)
Topics covered: We presently believe that fear and anxiety are a natural reality of life, necessary in order to get what we want; Tomorrow is a time that does not exist apart from the level of consciousness that imagines it; The idea of tomorrow always comes with the idea that there is something that has to be protected; There can be no psychological fear without negative imagination...
Classroom Talk: 11/9/2022 - No one would agree to the feeling of being pulled apart by anxious thoughts and feelings, that is to say... unless he was first deceived into believing that this kind of pain is a required payment for anyone who hopes to pull their life back together... again!
Guy answers how to stop being anxious with his quote, "As goes my attention so comes my experience." When anxiety has your attention stuck on worrying about a stressful situation that's your experience. A change in attention relieves us from the stressful connection to anxiety.
There is an unseen source of daily suffering that is the constant companion of humanity. It is in one respect one of the great driving forces behind the darkness that encompasses this planet -- the unremitting wars, the violence, the greed, the fear, the desperation -- all the things we see in the world around us...
Student Talks: 9/16/2022 - Key Lesson: Being convinced to worry over some darkness that "might be" just around the corner is an unseen interior shell game; (it's) a "play and lose" operation run by parts of us that know if they can't keep us resisting some impending fear they will have no choice but to disappear!
Topics covered: Worry never gives back a return on the investment of time, energy and tears that we pour into it; The moment a disturbance comes up, the only thing we know to do is remand ourselves over to a consciousness that can only worry about what to do about it; The general reason why we worry is that something in us believes that things are not the way they are supposed to be...
Classroom Talk: 9/11/2022 - Being convinced to worry over some darkness that "might be" just around the corner is an unseen interior shell game; (it's) a "play and lose" operation run by parts of us that know if they can't keep us resisting some impending fear they will have no choice but to disappear!
The only responses to life's challenges that any of us "ride" are those we think can carry us to safety. Leaping onto the back of the dark horse of a fearful reaction, according to our old habits, is like entering a runaway carriage being pulled along by wild thoughts and pounding feelings.
Topic: The Sure Cure for Painful Stress and Tension (Classroom Talk 7/6/22)
Topics covered: It is not in our power to change WHAT we experience. But it is in our power to change WHO is having the experience; To understand the nature of your experience in each moment is the beginning of changing who is having the experience; Most of us would not even know who we are without having something to be tense about, something to be in conflict over...
Classroom Talk: 7/6/2022 - Part 1: No stress or tension exists outside of the seed of some desire from out of which it grows. Part 2: Everything is better without tension!