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Can we take anticipated future suffering and turn it into something that enriches the present moment?

For those of us who want to approach future suffering with some degree of equanimity, mindfulness and open heartedness, the earlier we start, the better. 

 

The more we come into the presence of these phenomena, working with these struggles even though they are not ours yet, the more we will have eaten what we have to eat and digested our reactivity to be able to keep our hearts open. 

Direct download: Ep._54_-_Invite_Not_the_Future.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07 PM

The Guru as a separate entity only exists within the illusion of separateness - the minute “it" has worked to awaken you - “it" ceases to be anything. It’s a self destruct mechanism.

Direct download: Ep._53_-_Devotion_and_the_Guru.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15 PM

When you are no longer laying trips on anyone, not judging, or discriminating individual differences, you become the environment in which the optimum growth is available to all human beings you come into contact with.

Direct download: Ep._52_-_Transcending_Individual_Differences.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06 PM

Most people in society are pushing away experiences that indicate that they have an identity on other planes of reality, in order to hold tightly to the plane of reality that they are comfortable with.

A liberated being is someone who has moved out of the reality that they initially thought was the absolute reality in their life, into subsequent realities. They are then liberated from being stuck in any single reality... 

Direct download: Ep._51_-_Greed_and_Consciousness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57 PM

"Loving kindness is the spirit of friendship toward yourself." - Sharon Salzberg

"Interdependence is not romantic, but it's the truth of things - that our lives have something to do with one another." - Sharon Salzberg

Direct download: Ep._50_-_Sharon_Salzberg_Pt._2_-_Loving_Kindness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01 PM

There are tools and techniques that one can make use of to have a happier life - and these tools do not require a belief system. It’s about the possibility of re-training the condition of the mind in a way so that old patterns of pushing away or holding on can be challenged and relinquished into a whole new way of relating to our experience.

Direct download: Ep._49_-_Sharon_Salzberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24 PM

The process is realizing that you and I exist on more than one plane of awareness simultaneously and on one plane suffering stinks, and on another plane suffering is grace.

And the question is, "Can you balance those two things in your consciousness?"

Direct download: Ep._48_-_Living_the_Mystery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45 PM

What's awesome is the amount of energy that is available to a human being. The paradox is, as long as you are a somebody you are dealing with a finite amount of energy that is able to function through somebody-ness. Only when you become nobody can you be one with universal energy. 

Direct download: Ep._47_-_Universal_Energy_and_Miracles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13 PM

Our journey is about totally embracing life, but doing it with non-attachment. By embracing the ten thousand horrible visions and the ten thousand beautiful visions, you go through the doorway of nature to go beyond nature at the same time as being fully in it.

Direct download: Ep._46_-_And_That_Too.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39 PM

How do we bring spirituality and business together? How do we bring sustainability and justice into business? We must fulfill our roles to use them as vehicles to become free. Ram Dass uses the Social Venture Network and their honest social action as examples of conscious business practices.

Direct download: Ep._45_-_Conspiracy_of_Consciousness_Pt._2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45 PM