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Student Talks: 10/22/2021 - Key Lesson: So great is the need of the false self to feel "important" that it never stops imagining what it must have to feel that way; so that, by default, it lives in an almost constant fear of any moment it sees as a threat its desired sense of self. And, as incredible as it seems, it uses this ensuing state of self-created tension as proof that the crowning...
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."
Student Talks: 9/20/2019 - Key Lesson: There is only one thing that fears seeing ANY fact about ourselves: an imagined sense of self that is frightened by anything that may reveal it as being false.
Student Talks: 8/16/2019 - Key Lesson: The faster, more excited, move one's thoughts, the more solid the illusion there is a "self" that sits at the center of them.
All forms of anxiety are created and sustained by the vain attempt to either acquire what we imagine will make us feel complete, or the equally vainattempt to escape or otherwise control what we perceive is making us feelincomplete or inadequate.