Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Topics covered: It is the things that we are identified with -- that we don't know we are identified with -- that are the basis of old fears; It should be obvious that the purpose of our life cannot have anything to do with what the mind thinks the purpose of life is about; It is what you discover about this life -- not what we take from it -- that is meaningful and everlasting...
Classroom Talk: 2/12/2023 - The only way we will ever realize that the end of the known -- what we call "death" -- is an invisible doorway into a higher order of consciousness... is by agreeing to do the interior work -- here and now -- of voluntarily dying to a psychological "time body" whose fear-filled identity we have mistaken for being the same as our own.
Topics covered: The problem is not the conditions in the world outside of us. The problem is the consciousness that looks out at the world; The world is in the mess that it is in because everyone in the world is trying to fix the mess; The antidote is in the venom. The real release from fear doesn't exist outside of the understanding that we are already free, but deceived.
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Student Talks: 11/25/2022 - Key Lesson: Part 1: I am only as free as I am unknown, experiencing unfamiliar moments unfolding in an unknowable world. Part 2: As long as there's a limit to what we're willing to surrender -- to sacrifice of ourselves that we might awaken from the dream we dream -- we've given up little, save for a few precious moments of sleep.
Topics covered: To understand something completely means to realize it with your mind, heart and body; Every true teaching points to the following fact in one way or another: Unless a person gives up his life, he will not find what his heart really wants; "The first shall be last, and the last shall be first." The personality that is formed by the world and that forms the world it sees is currently the first...
Classroom Talk: 11/20/2022 - Part 1: I am only as free as I am unknown, experiencing unfamiliar moments unfolding in an unknowable world. Part 2: As long as there's a limit to what we're willing to surrender -- to sacrifice of ourselves that we might awaken from the dream we dream -- we've given up little, save for a few precious moments of sleep.
Topics Covered: False certainty, uncertainty, and real certainty are the inevitable stages that an aspirant must go through on the spiritual path; False certainty leads to misguided actions; We want certainty because our consciousness is uncomfortable with anything that is unfamiliar that does not confirm its perceived status quo; False security can be taken from you at any time...
Classroom Talk: 12/22/2021 - Part 1: No matter what direction you may find yourself turned in at the outset of any given moment, just be sure that before you start walking nothing negative guides your footsteps... or you will never find your way back Home. Part 2: One of the greatest enigmas every true aspirant must meet -- and eventually transcend -- in their search for self-realization, is the following
We each have ideas about who we are, how the events in our lives should go, and how other people should treat us. We believe that if everything goes according to our plan, we will be safe. By the same token, anything that threatens the fulfillment of the plan is seen as an enemy. What might some of these enemies be? Other people who don't give us the respect we deserve.
In this short video, Guy explains that the genuine love of something does not concern itself with ambitious achievements, but is instead a calling to learn about ourselves and gain self-knowledge through what we love.
Who you really are lives above the world of thoughts and feelings. But living from the mental how, we seek answers for painful questions. Living in the spiritual Now, we understand that there is no intelligence in torment, so we simply drop those questions. The everyday mental life, which naturally includes asking how, has its practical place in the world of auto mechanics...
We are deceived anytime we find ourselves busily considering all the possibilities in a fearful moment. The only possibility those busy thoughts hold as we anxiously consider fearful options is which one of them is going to make us its prisoner. And it doesn't matter which fearful thought you choose... You plant a fear seed; you will grow a fearful tree...