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Awakening to The Uncommon Path - Chapter 3 - Two Ways to Joy
This chapter takes a lighthearted look at the origin of the separate sense-of-self and the ego-mind whose role it is to defend that concept. It explains how we unknowingly develop an attached to this 'me'-sense because of the natural process of development, which occurs between four to seven years of age.
Chapter 3 continues by describing the ways in which we craft and secure our separate sense-of-self and how we eventually are molded by the opportunities and limitations of our particular culture. We also discover that there are two ways to joy. This chapter explains what these two paths are, how to recognize them, and how to select the way for you that will allow the complete expression of your full potential. This chapter ends with a look at the ego's response to the process of dead and dying with a beautiful except from author and Diamond Way Buddhist teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl.
Date: 2011-01-28 21:49:34
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Awakening to The Uncommon Path - Chapter 4 - The Grace of Resistance
Trust in transformation transmutes turmoil into truth, and all limiting fears dissolve once you obtain objectivity on the opposition―the unhealthy-ego. Your suffTrust in transformation transmutes turmoil into truth, and all limiting fears dissolve once you obtain objectivity on the opposition―the unhealthy-ego. Your suffering, as well as the pain and distress you cause others, comes mostly from your inability to recognize resistance as the invitation of consciousness to evolve into a new direction in life for which you are already prepared.
We also see how anguish is not really caused by things that happen to you, but as a result of conscious or unconscious opposition to your evolution.
Chapter 4 reveals that often it takes more energy to pretend you are happy than it does to let go of unnecessary suffering. Stop resistance to change points the way to your release from all unnecessary suffering. ering, as well as the pain and distress you cause others, comes mostly from your inability...
Date: 2011-01-28 21:47:16
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Awakening to The Uncommon Path - Chapter 5 - Freeing Your Mind
Who you are is not just your thoughts!!!
The keys to acting, free of conditioned limitations, are to be revealed in Chapter 5 of The Uncommon Path. Our integral video series course, continue following the path to awakening. The ego loves a busy mind. Recognizing the unhealthy-ego's hand in your thinking, in esention for your liberation. Understanding that thoughts are a mechanical process of a healthy mind is the start to an awaken perspective.
A thought that is present in your awareness does not mean it has any significance for you or the world. It is your interpretation that is the key to freeing your mind from conditioned ways of thinking, and you can learn how to take control over it by disregarding thoughts that are not supportive to yopr desire to evolve.
Date: 2011-01-28 21:46:24
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Awakening to The Uncommon Path - Chapter 6 - Karma and Ego's Dharma
Chapter 6 provides an applicable contemporary perspective on Karma. It outlines the relationship between action, intention, and karma.
Because of past deeds, we are all inclined to act in particular ways. So, we naturally assume that karma has to do with our actions. Important to understand that non action.
Chapter 6 also reveals the gift of karma. By recognizing that gift it can be transcended and we have the ability and choise to live awakened life free from creating Karma.
Date: 2011-01-28 21:45:38
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Awakening to The Uncommon Path - Chapter 7 - Awakening Conversations
Words are the bridge between the the unmanifest and the manifest worlds.
It is you who has the power to create this bridge, and it is a tremendous power.
As we learn and understand, we have the a choice. The choosing faculty is to be used also here, and by using the right words we can create or degrade the conditions for awakened living and authentic joy.
Conversations can determine your destiny, and chapter 7 will show you how powerful words are.
Many so-called 'meaningful' conversations are nothing more than the ego in one person talking with itself in another person. This chapter provides dozens of ways and lots of examples to help you identify the presence of the unhealthy-ego in everyday conversations. The purpose is to show you where concealed conditioning is alive and thriving in dialogue so that you can transcend and include its influences there.
Our video dialog will give you the much needed worning signs, to avoid falling into the small ego trap. You will learn what are the favorite topics of the ego-mind so that you can be more mindfull before you step into that mine field. You will learn to identify the ego in another person as it speaks to you, and most important how to trancend conditioned conversation in your relevant relationships.
Last but not least, Chapter 7 will show you ways to empower your speech and listening with true compation. You will learn the difference between true awakened compation to idiot compation...
Date: 2011-01-28 21:44:45
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