A true teaching shows an individual where he or she is complicit in their own unnecessary suffering.
A new "body" is necessary in order to move from a lower, limited world into higher, more inclusive world.
The acronym "SBARAAHP" in the doctor story stands for "Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place."
If you feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place, it is the consciousness itself that is the rock and the hard place at the same time, even as it struggles to escape from the pain of it.
The two masters that Christ spoke of, in which you will love one and despise the other, is the consciousness of desire, which is want and not-want at the same time.
The conflict is that the divided consciousness wants and doesn't want at the same time. The pressure between want and not-want produces a strong sense of self.
In order to be who you believe you need to be, you are forced to pursue things that you want and reject things that you don't want.
A plan to get to a destination that you want provides a sense of self that imagines it will be free when it gets there.
The divided consciousness dreams of freedom in a time to come, and then dreams about how to escape from its own dream.
Anything other than witnessing the divided mind is the same as getting caught between the opposites, pursuing what that mind wants and running from what it doesn't want.
We can't really escape from what the consciousness doesn't want. That is an illusion. The more it tries to escape, the more that it binds itself to the thing it doesn't want.
The existing relationship we have with the moment will never change our experience of the moment. A new relationship is required that is beyond, and yet includes, the opposites of want and not-want.
Stay aware of the peak resistance between desire's opposites of want and not-want. That is what changes your experience of the moment.
Psychological time is the distance between who you don't want to be and who you think you need to be.