Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Topics covered: What good is it to live in a world where the idea of "God" is merely a convenience that suits people only when they need the idea for some kind of self gain?; An unconscious interior dialog includes being told the reason why we are in conflict, along with the things we should do to end the conflict; Identification with a reaction is the same as passively consenting to the consciousness that...
Classroom Talk: 3/19/2023 - It certainly seems true, and (it) definitely feels that way, but the familiarity of our habitual thinking is not safety any more than one might believe some ill-fated creature locked in -- and confined to a cage -- finds comfort in its captivity.
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Stop overthinking and start seeing! In this helpful Q&A with Guy Finley he addresses the question of why we need to stop overthinking about how to solve the problems in our life and instead use disturbances to see the real problem, which is that we're addicted to thinking about ourselves.
Topic: Discover Your True Self on the Other Side of Thought (Classroom Talk 12/28/22)
Topics covered: You cannot be aware of what's going on in another person's consciousness without being aware of your own; There is a field of awareness in which there is no separation between the observer and the observed; When you resist something that you see, what you are actually resisting is the content of your own consciousness.
Classroom Talk: 12/28/2022 - The more answers you add to your "box of solutions" the smaller it becomes.
Topic: Drop These Useless Thoughts and Leap into the Indescribable Life (Classroom Talk 12/14/22)
Topics covered: Spiritually speaking, if you are going to become a new human being, something old has to die; Every desire promises you freedom. But does the fulfillment of a desire ever really deliver the freedom it promised?; To die to oneself does not involve doing something with one's own will. "The Kingdom of Heaven cannot be taken by force."
Classroom Talk: 12/14/2022 - The immediate recognition, and subsequent negation of any useless thoughts serves, on the spot, to negate the pain born of being identified with their unconscious "thinker."
Imagine for a moment you're driving home from work, or wherever, and that you've just come from having a pretty rough day. As you drive along, your eyes see the road before you, but your mind is in the past. It's very busy re-running all of the day's unpleasant events.
Our present level of Self -- with its accumulated fears, compulsions, and doubts -- knows only one way to deal with the disturbances that upset its precarious balance. It thinks about them. It calls on the body of its collected past experiences, compares them to its current situation, and then concludes both the nature of the problem and what must be done to "deal" with it...
Topics covered: Anything that you can imagine cannot be new, because imagination uses the content of the past in order to create its images; Thinking is useless to help you create the life of security that thought pursues in imagination. Thought can't deliver you to an unshakable security; The spiritual solution to your problems is to become properly sick and tired of yourself...