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We've all had moments where, by a glimpse of conscience, we suddenly recognize, "I am being prodded; pushed to respond with a reaction in the same way I've always been... but I have experienced the outcome, the karma of expressing that negativity, and God help me, I know I cannot do it again!"
One of the most slippery parts of the upper path is the temptation to judge ourselves -- to loath ourselves for whatever "weakness" is exposed to us in the moment. The act of judging ourselves in times like these seems natural and even necessary if we hope to ever "outgrow" our own limitations as revealed. But this kind of self-laceration is a Trojan horse within whose dark recesses lies...
Topic: How to Transform Your Greatest Weakness Into Your Greatest Strength (Classroom Talk 8/10/22)
Topics covered: The whole of spiritual work is to enter into a completely new relationship with yourself, a higher order of awareness that understands that what it sees is itself; The purpose of our lives is complete whenever we agree to make an intense effort at awareness of ourselves; Why is it that we have no awareness that we have a life until that life is taken away?
Classroom Talk: 8/10/2022 - For those who love truth no door is locked, no secret is kept; all that is needed to be free is given... freely; and Life asks but one thing of us in exchange for this Gift: the willingness to unwrap ourselves.
Topics covered: The spiritual journey involves discovering the genuine need to be awake, and seeing where presently we are led around by weakness; There is no kindness in any power that a person attributes to him or herself; What is the real source of weakness? The fact that we have no permanent 'I.' Rather, our current sense of self is produced by identification with whatever...
Classroom Talk: 6/19/2022 - Conscious suffering is the one true path (that leads) to a Life that is consciously selfless.
Topic: The Strength You Need to Say Goodbye to Any Personal Weakness (Classroom Talk 5/18/22)
Topics covered: We change for the better only in proportion to our willingness to accept what is revealed to us about ourselves; There cannot be any useless suffering without unconscious identification; The root of all suffering is within consciousness, not within the thing outside of ourselves that is blamed for the pain; There is no intelligence in identification with a reaction...
Classroom Talk: 5/18/2022 - All attachments are secret heartaches disguised as lovers.
Topic: Start Using the Limitations of Others to Realize Unlimited Strength (9/22/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: The strength of our reactions does not prove that we are in charge of ourselves; Without honesty, spiritual success is not possible; Anyone who habitually exhibits a negative limitation believes there is something unique and special about that quality. They actually believe that the limitation is a strength, that there is something good in it; There is nothing natural about...