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300 - Being Doggy

2012-03-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

We talk about working like a dog, being treated like a dog, having a dog's life and so on. There's something about being doggy that isn't all bad. It might not be such a bad idea for us to simplify our work by being a little more doggy.…

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300 - Being Doggy

2012-03-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

We talk about working like a dog, being treated like a dog, having a dog's life and so on. There's something about being doggy that isn't all bad. It might not be such a bad idea for us to simplify our work by being a little more doggy.…

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299 - Being Righteous

2012-03-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Our questioner is beginning to wonder if there's not more to being righteous than having moral behavior. He thinks it might have something to do with how we are related to esoteric ideas.…

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299 - Being Righteous

2012-03-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Our questioner is beginning to wonder if there's not more to being righteous than having moral behavior. He thinks it might have something to do with how we are related to esoteric ideas.…

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298 - Being Fruitful

2012-02-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

Everyone manifests something all the time. We're all bearing fruit. The question is how can we insure what we manifest is something that will further our inner development?…

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298 - Being Fruitful

2012-02-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

Everyone manifests something all the time. We're all bearing fruit. The question is how can we insure what we manifest is something that will further our inner development?…

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297 - Being Played

2012-02-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

No one likes to think of themselves as a piece in a cosmic game. There are many things that are true about which we do not like to think and do not wish to believe. It doesn't change the truth.…

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297 - Being Played

2012-02-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

No one likes to think of themselves as a piece in a cosmic game. There are many things that are true about which we do not like to think and do not wish to believe. It doesn't change the truth.…

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296 - Being Annoying

2012-02-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Annoyance is a two-edged sword. We can find people, things and life itself annoying at times. The other side of that is that we can be annoying to others with little or no effort or awareness.…

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296 - Being Annoying

2012-02-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Annoyance is a two-edged sword. We can find people, things and life itself annoying at times. The other side of that is that we can be annoying to others with little or no effort or awareness.…

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295 - Being Humble

2012-02-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

"Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every way." Being humble isn't anything like how it appears in the external world. There is a true humility that we can attain much more easily than we might have thought.…

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295 - Being Humble

2012-02-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

"Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every way." Being humble isn't anything like how it appears in the external world. There is a true humility that we can attain much more easily than we might have thought.…

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294 - Being Indulgent

2012-01-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

We may think being indulgent is something good or not so good. Here's a different way of looking at it that may give you the opportunity to glean new meaning for your work.…

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294 - Being Indulgent

2012-01-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

We may think being indulgent is something good or not so good. Here's a different way of looking at it that may give you the opportunity to glean new meaning for your work.…

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293 - Being Unpleasant

2012-01-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

It's easy to see how offensive others can be. It can be difficult to understand how others could find us offensive. Being unpleasant doesn't take much effort. It's so easy we can do it in our sleep. This makes it difficult to observe.…

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293 - Being Unpleasant

2012-01-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

It's easy to see how offensive others can be. It can be difficult to understand how others could find us offensive. Being unpleasant doesn't take much effort. It's so easy we can do it in our sleep. This makes it difficult to observe.…

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292 - Being Capacious

2012-01-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Gratitude, thankfulness, praise, valuation and appreciation all have a common root cause. They also share a common end in the consciousness of man. States of Being may be attained through proper effort.…

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292 - Being Capacious

2012-01-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Gratitude, thankfulness, praise, valuation and appreciation all have a common root cause. They also share a common end in the consciousness of man. States of Being may be attained through proper effort.…

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291 - Being Lucid

2012-01-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

It's difficult to make progress when you don't have a clear, well stated, well organized aim or goal. It's like wandering in the woods when you have no sense of direction or purpose.…

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291 - Being Lucid

2012-01-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

It's difficult to make progress when you don't have a clear, well stated, well organized aim or goal. It's like wandering in the woods when you have no sense of direction or purpose.…

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290 - Being Renewed

2012-01-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

At the threshold of a new year is a good time to consider deeply the idea of renewal. There is much for us to do to prepare ourselves to be renewed. It's not easy but it is a worthwhile effort on the path of development.…

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290 - Being Renewed

2012-01-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

At the threshold of a new year is a good time to consider deeply the idea of renewal. There is much for us to do to prepare ourselves to be renewed. It's not easy but it is a worthwhile effort on the path of development.…

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289 - Christmas 2011

2011-12-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 16s

Merry Christmas, an announcement and a gift for you.…

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289 - Christmas 2011

2011-12-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 16s

Merry Christmas, an announcement and a gift for you.…

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288 - Binding

2011-12-18 :: James Parkinson
Length: 41s

Not all imagination is negative, but we don't know much about the part that isn't. This doesn't mean we can't learn. Properly directed imagination can be a powerful tool helping us to bind that which enslaves us.…

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288 - Being Piggy

2011-12-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Pigs wallow in filth for a reason and science has shown us what that reason is. Esoteric truth shows us how and why we wallow in filth too. Pigs can't be transformed but we can. It's up to us to make the effort.…

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288 - Being Piggy

2011-12-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Pigs wallow in filth for a reason and science has shown us what that reason is. Esoteric truth shows us how and why we wallow in filth too. Pigs can't be transformed but we can. It's up to us to make the effort.…

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286 - Occupy This!

2011-12-11 :: James Parkinson
Length: 32s

No offense to the occupy movement, but people who wish to really alter the course of our world are those who have realized that this is self-development. There's an internal world we need to occupy if we wish to develop.…

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287 - Being Tolerant

2011-12-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

One of the marks of spiritual development is tolerance. As we ripen spiritually, as we apply the esoteric ideas seeded into humanity by more conscious beings than ourselves, tolerance manifests.…

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287 - Being Tolerant

2011-12-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

One of the marks of spiritual development is tolerance. As we ripen spiritually, as we apply the esoteric ideas seeded into humanity by more conscious beings than ourselves, tolerance manifests.…

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287 - Blissed

2011-12-04 :: James Parkinson
Length: 31s

There aren't many people who wouldn't accept bliss if it were offered to them. The numbers thin quickly when the idea of making effort to attain the inner state of bliss is introduced. Nonetheless, effort is required and that effort must be of a specific kind to be effective.…

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286 - Being Passive

2011-12-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Once we've seen all these things inside of us and we realize they're destroying our happiness, what are we supposed to do about it? What's the next step?…

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286 - Being Passive

2011-12-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Once we've seen all these things inside of us and we realize they're destroying our happiness, what are we supposed to do about it? What's the next step?…

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285 - More Being

2011-11-27 :: James Parkinson
Length: 35s

All the talk in the world won't change our Being. It may help us to gather the knowledge we need to apply to ourselves. Proper application on a daily basis will bring us understanding and ultimately change our level of Being.…

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285 - Being Dead

2011-11-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Why after so many thousands of years with billions of people dying is there such mystery surrounding death? Why is it so feared and misunderstood and how can we make peace with the inevitable?…

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285 - Being Dead

2011-11-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Why after so many thousands of years with billions of people dying is there such mystery surrounding death? Why is it so feared and misunderstood and how can we make peace with the inevitable?…

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284 - Understanding Being

2011-11-20 :: James Parkinson
Length: 30s

Being is a difficult idea for us to grasp. Mostly we're being and only dimly aware of what that is and not very aware at all about what it means. Since "Your Being attracts your life" is such a big part of esoteric teachings we may wish to explore this fu…

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284 - Being Clear

2011-11-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

It's not easy to be clear when you're stuck in the mud the five senses make of life by constantly stirring things. It is possible to find clarity in one area and work from there.…

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284 - Being Clear

2011-11-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

It's not easy to be clear when you're stuck in the mud the five senses make of life by constantly stirring things. It is possible to find clarity in one area and work from there.…

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283 - Semantics

2011-11-13 :: James Parkinson
Length: 29s

There's not much of the kind of agreement in the world that leads us to better understand and communicate with our fellow beings. The tragic result is a world at war almost all the time. New meaning is what can bring new understanding.…

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283 - Being Stuck

2011-11-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Getting stuck on the hamster wheel of life gets easier every day. Getting stuck in the past will ensure you'll have plenty of company. It won't, however, establish you on a path that will lead to your transformation.…

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283 - Being Stuck

2011-11-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Getting stuck on the hamster wheel of life gets easier every day. Getting stuck in the past will ensure you'll have plenty of company. It won't, however, establish you on a path that will lead to your transformation.…

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282 - Faulty Faculty

2011-11-06 :: James Parkinson
Length: 34s

There's a great deal about the machine that life has made of us which is out of whack. There is one particular faculty that causes us and others an enormous amount of useless, unnecessary suffering. No development is possible until we begin to adjust this…

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282 - Being Required

2011-11-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

It doesn't matter how much you give or how much you take. That with which we must all contend sooner or later is that which is required of us. Be it justly or unjustly required, requirements are part of this life experience.…

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282 - Being Required

2011-11-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

It doesn't matter how much you give or how much you take. That with which we must all contend sooner or later is that which is required of us. Be it justly or unjustly required, requirements are part of this life experience.…

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281 - Mañana

2011-10-30 :: James Parkinson
Length: 25s

Putting off till tomorrow what you can do today may seem like a good idea at the time, but it may not be a wise choice when it comes to the work of self-development. Biting the bullet and applying the work to your own being is something most people never…

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281 - Being Pinned

2011-10-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

No one can win all the time. When the False Personality catches you napping and pins you there are some ideas it helps to remember while you weather the storm.…

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281 - Being Pinned

2011-10-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

No one can win all the time. When the False Personality catches you napping and pins you there are some ideas it helps to remember while you weather the storm.…

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280 - Annoying Alert

2011-10-23 :: James Parkinson
Length: 32s

Being annoyed is easy in today's world with global access to so many annoying people. Here are some ideas on how to deal with those two legged irritants.…

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280 - Being Opposed

2011-10-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Why is it that life is constantly knocking down whatever it is we try to build? What is all this opposition? Where does it come from and how can we get rid of it?…

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280 - Being Opposed

2011-10-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

Why is it that life is constantly knocking down whatever it is we try to build? What is all this opposition? Where does it come from and how can we get rid of it?…

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279 - Last Hour

2011-10-17 :: James Parkinson
Length: 43s

Discussion about Gurdjieff's talk, The Last Hour of Life. It's a great daily exercise if you're looking for a way to make esoteric ideas a practical reality in your life.…

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279 - Warning

2011-10-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

This is a recording of an essay I wrote in 2007. To my mind it's one of the best that has come out of me in recent years. I couldn't not share it with you. I pray it touches your heart as it has touched mine.…

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279 - Warning

2011-10-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

This is a recording of an essay I wrote in 2007. To my mind it's one of the best that has come out of me in recent years. I couldn't not share it with you. I pray it touches your heart as it has touched mine.…

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278 - Being Ripe

2011-10-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Being hard, bitter, sour are not signs of ripe fruit. Nor are they signs of a ripe human being. The riper we get the softer and sweeter we become. We learn simple lessons that make life sweeter for ourselves and everyone around us.…

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278 - Being Ripe

2011-10-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Being hard, bitter, sour are not signs of ripe fruit. Nor are they signs of a ripe human being. The riper we get the softer and sweeter we become. We learn simple lessons that make life sweeter for ourselves and everyone around us.…

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278 - Mechanicalness

2011-10-08 :: James Parkinson
Length: 33s

According to esoteric teachings there is no difference between the mechanically good man and the mechanically bad man. The mechanically good man will have a more difficult path to development.…

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277 - Toxic Thoughts

2011-10-02 :: James Parkinson
Length: 24s

There is a spiritual war being waged in the heavenlies. What we fail to realize is where heaven and hell are located and what our part is in the whole thing. According to esoteric teachings man is a battle ground between good and evil.…

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277 - Being Supported

2011-10-02 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

If you haven’t come to the place where you can allow people to speak into your life without having to defend yourself the door to transformation remains closed to you. Self-justification and self-defense are children of self-love.…

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276 - Boomerang

2011-09-25 :: James Parkinson
Length: 36s

Mechanical man has the nasty habit of judging others. Esoteric teachings show us how those judgments boomerang on us causing more damage to our possible development than we imagine possible.…

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276 - Being Angry

2011-09-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Ever noticed how often being angry feels like real freedom? Esoteric teachings say it's a trap. What will you believe?…

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276 - Being Angry

2011-09-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

Have you ever noticed how often being angry feels like freedom? Anger can give us a false sense of power. Power over feeling hurt, power over feeling vulnerable and feeling out of control. Esoteric teachings tell us that anger is a trap that drains our force. We can only serve one master. What you believe will determine which master you serve.…

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275 - Being Terrified

2011-09-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

Gurdjieff talked about the terror of the situation. For a long time these are only words. There is a time for being terrified, not for everyone, but for those who apply the ideas to themselves.…

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275 - Happy Happy

2011-09-17 :: James Parkinson
Length: 32s

Some folks live there lives simply wishing to be happy. There's little lasting happiness when we look for it in life. Esoteric teachings train us in another form of happiness that is lasting.…

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275 - Being Terrified

2011-09-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Gurdjieff talked about the terror of the situation. For a long time these are only words. There is a time for being terrified, not for everyone, but for those who apply the ideas to themselves.…

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274 - Being Little

2011-09-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Who is it causing all these little ones to stumble and go astray and what can we do about it?…

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274 - The Beast

2011-09-10 :: James Parkinson
Length: 27s

Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?…

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274 - Being Little

2011-09-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Who is it causing all these little ones to stumble and go astray and what can we do about it?…

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273 - Entanglement

2011-09-04 :: James Parkinson
Length: 29s

There's a dragnet in which all are caught, great and small, good and bad alike.…

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273 - Being Faithful

2011-09-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

There may be more to being faithful than it first appears to us in an outer, life way.…

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272 - Being Conned

2011-08-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

No one wants to be conned yet everyone seems to want something for nothing.…

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271 - Two Tummies

2011-08-21 :: James Parkinson
Length: 31s

The food that we eat helps determine the health of our physical body. We've got another tummy that is much more important than the physical. What are we feeding that one?…

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271 - Being Busy

2011-08-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

A person may appear calm and collected on the outside while having a very busy mind.…

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270 - The Spoiler

2011-08-15 :: James Parkinson
Length: 24s

There's something that spoils our happiness, peace and life. It's not the weather, at least not outside.…

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270 - Being Forgiven

2011-08-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Getting forgiveness isn't as important as one might think. It may be much more dangerous though.…

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269 - Being Meditative

2011-08-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

How can one meditate and not change their thoughts and attitudes about themselves, life and others?…

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268 - Being Supportable

2011-07-31 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

The Metta Sutta talks about being supportable. What does that look like in real life?…

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267 - Being Blinded

2011-07-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 16s

Open with care. This one isn't for everybody.…

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266 - Being Expansive

2011-07-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 3s

Can one get back to a great spiritual experience or is it an invitation to imagination?…

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265 - Being Different

2011-07-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Is there a difference between self-remembering and self-observaton? If there is, what is it?…

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264 - Being Understanding

2011-07-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Will you explain the force of understanding?…

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263 - Being Benefitted

2011-06-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

What are the benefits of meditation? Why do it?…

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262 - Being Observed

2011-06-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

We speak of self-observation because there is a need, if we wish to develop. We can also get a boost from being observed, if we wish to develop.…

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261 - Being Prepared

2011-06-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

The Boyscouts motto of Be Prepared is good advice and the Work gives us the tools with which we may prepare for the expected and the unexpected.…

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260 - Being Willful

2011-06-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Why is it we have such a hard time willing life?…

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259 - Being Identified

2011-05-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

How can we go with better I's and not be identified?…

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258 - Being Rattled

2011-05-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 17s

The final day after three weeks of working together in Seoul, South Korea.…

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257 - Being Endangered

2011-05-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

It's said the Work is dangerous. What does that mean? What are the dangers of the Work?…

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256 - Being Surprised

2011-05-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 16s

What's it like when you know nothing of the Work and you're plopped down in the middle of it?…

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255 - Being Worked

2011-04-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Here's a fresh look at working with a teacher and the space opened up in the process.…

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254 - Being Aimed

2011-04-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Some people have found their purpose, their meaning. How did they do it and what does it feel like?…

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253 - Being Certain

2011-04-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

I'm not certain, but maybe I should have called this being confused. Sometimes messing with what the Work says can lead us where we don't need to go.…

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252 - Being Perfect

2011-04-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Now here's a tough one. Not so much to answer but tough to realize. We need a new look at perfection.…

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251 - Being Absorbed

2011-04-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

We've been absorbed without ever knowing it. We must extricate ourselves through awareness of our situation. Not so easy to see.…

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250 - Being Managed

2011-03-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Can we manage our way to transformation?…

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249 - Being Quiet

2011-03-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Time come on this journey into the Light when we are kept in a dark, quiet place. What's that about and what's the best way through it?…

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248 - Being Judged

2011-03-14 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

It's something you can't avoid being in this world, but it's something you can avoid being if you work.…

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247 - Being Loving

2011-03-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Wow! Have we missed the boat on this one.…

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246 - Being Buffered

2011-02-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

This is a good one. Someone is actually observing himself.…

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245 - Being Used

2011-02-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

It's interesting how we want to be influenced by something higher but can't believe it's possible. When someone is we relegate them to the lunatic fringe.…

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244 - Being Awakened

2011-02-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

All this talk about waking up makes it sound as if it's something we can do. Not. This does not mean however that we are without help.…

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243 - Being Crystalized

2011-02-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

There's a reason the Work seems so hard sometimes. It's not the Work, it's that with which the Work has to work.…

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242 - Being Mechanical

2011-01-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

It's often quite easy to see when others are being mechanical. When we're being mechanical we often think we're working.…

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241 - Being Right

2011-01-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

What could be more deadly to our potential progress than this poisonous addiction?…

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240 - Being Guilty

2011-01-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

A fresh look at guilt and some of the supporting characters.…

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239 - Being Dull

2011-01-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

It can be a dark day when we begin to see how dull we really are about ourselves.…

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238 - Being Negative

2011-01-02 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

On how to know when one is being negative.…

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237 - Quality

2010-12-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

How is it I feel I'm working less but getting better, though fewer results?…

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236 - Gods Will

2010-12-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Trying to figure out God's will sure can be a pain. Here's a way to hold it differently. See if it works for you.…

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235 - Wine

2010-12-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

The highest of the three levels of truth spoken of in esoteric writings.…

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234 - Separation

2010-12-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

Acknowledging we're in a bad state and need to do something about it is not the same as separating from it and the acquired thing stuck in it.…

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233 - Terms

2010-11-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

What's the difference between unconscious and subconscious and what does it matter?…

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232 - Disliking

2010-11-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Why is it people we dislike the most are important to our work?…

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231 - Watching

2010-11-14 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

It's so easy to observe myself and see how I am but I don't change. What's wrong?…

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230 - Fears

2010-11-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

When we start to see what's driving us we will begin to see fears.…

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229 - Inside Out

2010-10-31 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

Influences from inside and outside.…

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228 - Acidic

2010-10-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

When it hurts it may not be the beaker but the contents thereof.…

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227 - Androids

2010-10-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

It's the skin that makes an android look like something it's not.…

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226 - Hope

2010-10-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

All my life I've had hope but now it fails me. Is there such a thing or is this not real?…

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225 - Failing

2010-10-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

Finally, something we can all do!…

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224 - Waking

2010-09-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

How can we wake up during the times when we don't really want to wake?…

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223 - About Money

2010-09-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

Money is right up there with sex when it comes to the things we love to hate talking about.…

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222 - Work Relationship

2010-09-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

How can a couple work together in the Work without making each other negative and insane?…

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221 - Purifying

2010-09-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

Real Emotions, happiness and other delusional fantasies of Imaginary I.…

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220 - Sincerity

2010-08-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

A little bit about our condition and what we might do to improve it according to what the Work teaches.…

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219 - Insanity

2010-08-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 16s

Where did all these crazy people come from in life and how can we get away from them so we can lead normal, happy lives?…

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218 - Opposition

2010-08-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

If all this is within myself what part do others play in our world? How can we do group work if it's all me?…

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217 - Machines

2010-08-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

If we're machines we could probably use a good mechanic.…

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216 - Forgiveness

2010-08-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Another round of forgiveness anyone? It's on the house.…

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215 - The Mind

2010-07-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. It's also a terrible thing to have ruling over you.…

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214 - Sexxx

2010-07-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

The third in the series on the Sex Center and how to manage having one.…

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213 - Sexx

2010-07-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

Second in a series of Lite Podcasts about the Sex Center.…

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212 - What Matters

2010-07-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

How much does what we do down here in life matter in the big scheme of things?…

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211 - Salvation

2010-06-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 16s

Why should I care about my own salvation? Why can't we all just go to the wedding feast whether we worked or not?…

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210 - Sex

2010-06-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

What about sex? Well, sex and everything else. This one is all over the place.…

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209 - Fire Walkers

2010-06-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

How is it we find it so much easier to be negative than to exercise our right not to be negative?…

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208 - Euphoria

2010-06-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

In the beginning there was euphoria. Then God said let there be light and we ran like our hair was on fire.…

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207 - Head Banger

2010-05-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Why I'm such a jerk.…

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206 - Awakening

2010-05-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

There are signs along the way so you can get an idea of where you are in the process. It might be encouraging to know some of them sometimes.…

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205 - Thoughts

2010-05-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Where do thoughts come from, where are they going and of what are they made?…

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204 - Perception

2010-05-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

What's the point of Gurdjieff's statement about real art?…

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203 - Ego

2010-05-02 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Is there a difference between the ego and the mind?…

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202 - Planting

2010-04-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

There are ways to grow consciousness but you have to plant if you expect to harvest.…

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201 - Compassion

2010-04-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

Compassion plays a big part in the transformation process.…

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200 - Princess

2010-04-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

The truth about royalty and what it really means.…

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199 - Resurrection

2010-04-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 17s

Perhaps a different look at the idea of resurrection and what it might mean esoterically.…

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198 - Reciprocity

2010-03-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

There's a question here but the answer spontaneously turned out to be two-fold. Sometimes we ask the wrong question for the answer we need to receive.…

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197 - Purification

2010-03-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Purification can be as much of a pain as having embedded glass removed from our body.…

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196 - Struggle

2010-03-14 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Struggle isn't one of my favorite concepts but given our condition it is a fact of life.…

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195 - To Do

2010-03-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

A fresh look at doing and not doing and what it all means in our personal work.…

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194 - Life Is Consciousness

2010-02-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

What does the phrase, life is consciousness, mean?…

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193 - Membrane

2010-02-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Now that I finally want to see what I'm like I find I can't see. What can I do?…

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192 - Best Foot

2010-02-14 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Putting our best foot forward isn't about getting others to agree with our pictures of ourselves.…

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191 - Fruits

2010-02-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

If I'm not working for results how will I know if I'm really working or if it's all imagination?…

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190 - Self-Esteem

2010-01-31 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

They may be a myth but it's one we need to examine in the light of esoteric truth.…

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189 - Q Factor

2010-01-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Borderline rant with some encouragement for the individual.…

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188 - I and I

2010-01-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

If what we call I is an illusion how can using it get us out of illusion?…

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187 - Past Patch

2010-01-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

The Work says we can repair the past. How exactly does that work?…

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186 - Who Done It

2010-01-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

There's no way we could have done this to ourselves. Who did?…

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185 - Seven Billion

2009-12-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

What? There are seven billion people on the planet? That doesn't water down our possibility of liberation.…

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184 - Willing

2009-12-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Sometimes the right answer isn't in our best interest spiritually.…

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183 - Encouragement

2009-12-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

There are times for all of us when what we need to continue on this path is a dose of encouragement.…

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182 - Planted

2009-12-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

One of the most difficult things for us to do is grow where we're planted.…

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181 - Considering

2009-11-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Every time I try to externally consider I find myself getting negative with the person. What's up with that?…

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180 - Alive

2009-11-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

When do you feel most alive?…

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179 - Spoiler

2009-11-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

What is it that is spoiling our lives?…

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178 - Probability

2009-11-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Does there ever come a time in this Work when the possibility of transformation becomes a probability?…

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177 - Connection

2009-11-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. What keeps us from connecting with these ideas?…

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176 - Ptomaine

2009-10-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Can we get sick by taking in the wrong kinds of impressions?…

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175 - Mixing

2009-10-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Mixing teachings often isn't a good idea. It's not to protect the teaching as much as to protect our potential progress from ourselves.…

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174 - Hope

2009-10-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

When I look at how long it takes and how much time I may have left I wonder if there's any hope.…

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173 - Reverting

2009-10-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

I noticed a mechanical reaction I was having in a relationship a year ago. Now I find I'm doing it again in a different relationship. Where did my knowledge go?…

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172 - Living It

2009-09-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

We spend much time studying the Work when it would serve us better to spend some time living it.…

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171 - The Light

2009-09-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

What part do we play in the Light healing us?…

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170 - PayPal

2009-09-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

The idea of payment in the Work isn't well understood. How we know that is because it's not practiced much.…

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169 - Impressing

2009-09-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Practically, how do I deal with impressions that are coming in through the five senses?…

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168 - Dadblastit

2009-08-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Oh goody! More negative emotions we don't have because we don't express them verbally.…

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167 - Dadgummit

2009-08-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Why do we love negative emotions so much, dadgummit!?…

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166 - Art

2009-08-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Some of these ideas are easier for us to take in and digest than others. Why is that?…

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165 - Panic

2009-08-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

It seems there are certain times of the day I'm more susceptible to fear. What's the about?…

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164 - Householder

2009-08-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

If I don't have a home or a job how can I be a Good Householder able to do this Work?…

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163 - Guilt

2009-07-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

You don't have to be Catholic or Jewish to be intimately familiar with guilt.…

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162 - Frauds

2009-07-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

Some people worry about being led astray by a teacher or guru.…

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161 - What If

2009-07-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

What if people don't understand? What if they misunderstand what I say? What if they get angry or hurt?…

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160 - Bugs

2009-07-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

First it was frogs and now it's bugs! What's the matter with this guy anyway?…

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159 - Frogs

2009-06-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

What do frogs have to do with working or not working?…

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158 - Pain

2009-06-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Is there a way to heal pain?…

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157 - Results Revisited

2009-06-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

We revisit the problem of working for results.…

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156 - Pouting

2009-06-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

When we come to the realization of how screwed up the machine is we have the opportunity to be devastated. What to do?…

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155 - Whats Real

2009-05-31 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

I feel like I don't know what's real anymore. Is this a cause for concern?…

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154 - Mi to Fa

2009-05-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

When I try to go from Mi to Fa I end up going from depression to lame self-observation.…

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153 - Attention

2009-05-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Why can't I keep my attention on something for more than a few seconds? What's behind that?…

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152 - Real Peace

2009-05-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Is it possible to attain real peace and real happiness while we still have False Personality?…

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151 - Possibility

2009-05-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

How can we know it's possible to develop beyond what we see everywhere around us in the world?…

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150 - Sacrifice

2009-04-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Do I have to give up my love for my son?…

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149 - Kudos

2009-04-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Why is it the compliments, the nice things said to us are so sleep inducing?…

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148 - Lost N Found

2009-04-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

When I get into better states I find I can't hold on to them. How can I keep from losing them?…

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147 - Acquired

2009-04-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

If all the knowledge I've acquired is suspicious how can I trust the knowledge I've acquired about the Work?…

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146 - Guilt

2009-03-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Is there some Work way to deal with the guilt I feel after I've hurt someone?…

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145 - Loving

2009-03-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

How can I learn to let people in after they've hurt me my whole life?…

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144 - Who

2009-03-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

One of the questions we have when we realize our situation is, Who did this to me?…

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143 - Hurting

2009-03-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

We all hurt people. Can it be done in a way that helps our work?…

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142 - Tuneup

2009-03-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Esoteric work doesn't require a piano mover but rather a piano tuner. It's the fine adjustments we need to learn to make to move us forward.…

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141 - Shocking

2009-02-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Everything you've always wanted to know about the first conscious shock, or not.…

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140 - Specificity

2009-02-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

It's not nearly as difficult as we make it. Lighten up, loosen up and relax a little.…

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139 - Control

2009-02-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Expanding our consciousness doesn't necessarily mean we'll have more control.…

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138 - Reconciliation

2009-02-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

How can you change yourself if all you do is observe but can't do?…

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137 - Speeds

2009-01-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Our different parts operate a different speeds. Some are easier to catch than others.…

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136 - Last Hour

2009-01-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 17s

Gurdjieff's, The Last Hour of Life, talk.…

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135 - Values

2009-01-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

If we keep doing what we want to do we won't be able to change our being unless we can change what we want to do.…

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134 - Fragility

2009-01-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 15s

For some time the Work in us is like an infant which must be protected and nurtured. The Christmas story illustrates this esoterically.…

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133 - Best I's

2008-12-31 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

No one's best is always good enough but it's still the best we may have and it's better than the alternative.…

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132 - What State

2008-12-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Knowing what state you're in is more than a matter of outer geography.…

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131 - Dismissed

2008-12-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Have you ever been dismissed? It can be great but it can also be very unpleasant.…

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130 - Timeline

2008-12-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Perhaps the way we perceive time isn't all there is to it.…

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129 - Black Arts

2008-12-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

We practice the black arts without realizing what we're doing.…

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128 - Cancer

2008-11-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

A question about dealing with cancer in the family.…

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127 - Fearfulness

2008-11-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

It's a state that pulls like a magnet.…

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126 - Energy

2008-11-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Becoming aware of the higher energies moving in and through our bodies is a worthwhile practice.…

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125 - Happy

2008-11-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

How important is happiness?…

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124 - Aims

2008-10-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

If you take care of the small aims they will lead you to your goal.…

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123 - Accepting

2008-10-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

How can I accept the things I see about myself that I don't like?…

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122 - Semantics

2008-10-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Word definitions can be helpful or harmful. It's how we use them that matters more than what they are.…

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121 - Thought Body

2008-10-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Is there a thought body? If there is can I observe it?…

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120 - Students

2008-10-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

What does it mean to be a student of the Work?…

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119 - Cheeky

2008-09-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

Turning the other cheek is a stupid idea if it's taken literally. There's so much more to esoteric truth than the surface interpretation.…

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118 - Residuals

2008-09-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

What are we supposed to do with the residual negative feelings that we accumulate living life?…

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117 - Third Line

2008-09-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 14s

The third line of work doesn't have to be a mystery. You can participate from where you are.…

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116 - Pain Body

2008-09-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

When negative feelings run wild with us is there anything we can do in the moment to slow the flow?…

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115 - Discharging

2008-08-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

When the more you work the worse things get there may be a positive reason for it. Take heart!…

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114 - Uncorking

2008-08-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Sometimes we realize we're all bottled up. There's always a reason and there's always a way to uncork.…

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113 - Realized

2008-08-14 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

Ouspensky's opening precept in the Fifth Way troubles some Fourth Way folks.…

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112 - Groundhog Day

2008-08-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Recurrence can be understood at many different levels.…

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111 - Spacers

2008-07-31 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Here's a way to put some legs under the ideas of the fourth and fifth ways.…

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110 - Tripping

2008-07-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

It's not really that hard to realize we're awake. The hard part is that we're constantly being tripped up by something that keeps us out of the Now.…

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109 - Embracing

2008-07-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Accepting what we attract is a good step. Embracing is a fuller acceptance at which to aim.…

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108 - Leeches

2008-07-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

What is it that sucks the happiness, joy and peace out of our lives and what can we do to stop it?…

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107 - Itunes

2008-07-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

How can I stop a song that gets stuck in my head and keeps looping over and over again?…

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106 - Shift

2008-06-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Up, down, higher, lower. These are words we use when no words will do.…

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105 - Fifth Way

2008-06-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

You've got to know when to let go to be good at archery or internal development.…

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104 - Time

2008-06-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Tick-tock, tick-tock. Oops, two years of weekly podcasts.…

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103 - Wordy

2008-06-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

So much talking and so little understanding. What's the deal?…

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102 - Bigger

2008-05-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

What is the something bigger that I need to have?…

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101 - Choice

2008-05-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

If we become more conscious do we have the choice to react differently?…

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100 - Fear

2008-05-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Be it death, the hereafter, growing old, falling down or being poor the problem is the same. Fear.…

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099 - Quandry

2008-05-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Am I a machine or am I stuck in a machine?…

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098 - Attraction

2008-05-02 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

If we attract our life how come it's so unpredictable?…

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097 - Esoteric Prayer

2008-04-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

If every thought is a prayer aren't we in deep trouble?…

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096 - Free

2008-04-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

Why we do what we do and why we do it how we do it.…

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095 - Deputy Steward

2008-04-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

A little about Deputy Steward with a little rant thrown into the mix. *smile*…

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094 - Progress

2008-04-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

What do you do when all the self-help doesn't help?…

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093 - Hurt

2008-03-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Justifying our hurt enables us to keep it.…

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092 - Work Religion

2008-03-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

How does this Work work with religion? Can I have one without the other?…

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091 - Judgment

2008-03-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Our proclivity for judgment hinders our ability to get to know the I's we're attempting to observe.…

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090 - Hiding

2008-03-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

When we play hide and seek with ourselves we get lost.…

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089 - Pretense

2008-02-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

If we can't *do* how can we do the Work?…

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088 - Sex

2008-02-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

Have you had a recurring dream you felt was trying to tell you something but you didn't know what that something was?…

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087 - Maharishi

2008-02-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

Tribute to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.…

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086 - Sense

2008-02-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Some people don't make sense when they talk. Some people don't make sense of what others say.…

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085 - Energy

2008-02-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Can we be influenced by others? Are we in danger of being brain washed? How gullible are we?…

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084 - Gobbledygook

2008-01-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

With the special language, diagrams, secrets and sacred dances this Work can sound like gobbledygook. There's a reason for that.…

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083 - Maps

2008-01-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Going on a journey may involve maps but it doesn't mean the journey is walking on the map.…

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082 - Understanding

2008-01-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

I'm beginning to see I don't really understand what you're saying. Can I precisely understand what it is your saying?…

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081 - Work Emotions

2008-01-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

What kinds of emotions are you calling higher and better?…

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080 - Work Memory

2007-12-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

How do I load things I want into Work-Memory so they stick?…

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079 - Work Terror

2007-12-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 18s

The Psalmist wrote, You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness. He also said you would look on with your eyes. The terror is real. The fear is not.…

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078 - Discomfort

2007-12-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

When the discomfort of doing this Work becomes personal we have choices. Sometimes they're not pleasant. Do you still want to be Real?…

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077 - Answers

2007-12-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Where's the answer man when you really need him?…

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076 - Harmony

2007-11-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

We've got a number of centers which need to operate in harmony with one another to get our machine in proper order. Where to start?…

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075 - Tradition

2007-11-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Perhaps the most pernicious evil is unintentional evil.…

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074 - How Rude

2007-11-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

I used to be so nice. At least I thought. This work is uncovering the truth. A rude awakening for the rude!…

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073 - Acting

2007-11-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Sometimes when I think I'm working I'm only acting like I'm real. What gives?…

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072 - Vain Work

2007-10-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

We've got to start from where we are. Where we are isn't a pretty picture.…

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071 - Prayer

2007-10-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

The Universe responds to requests. Prayer is know how to make the proper request.…

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070 - Effort

2007-10-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

There are life aims and Work Aims, life efforts and Work Efforts. How will we keep them from mixing?…

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069 - Debts

2007-10-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

Something in me wants to cancel debts but something else in me has all kinds of reasons why I shouldn't. Can I cancel a debt and have it be done?…

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068 - Stinkin' Thinkin'

2007-09-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

I've observed what I call thinking isn't thinking at all. How does one learn to really think?…

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067 - Stupid

2007-09-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

The more effort I make in this Work, the more stupid I get. Why is this?…

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066 - Questions

2007-09-14 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

How come the people in our group have so few questions?…

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065 - Changing

2007-09-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

It seems what the Work means when it says change is different from what we may mean in ordinary life. What's the difference?…

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064 - Oh Father

2007-08-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

A listener's question about how to deal with his father under difficult circumstances is addressed.…

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063 - Guideposts

2007-08-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

If we're so inclined to deceive ourselves how can we ever know if we're on the right path?…

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062 - Following

2007-08-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

If we work with the Intellectual Center properly will the Emotional Center come along later?…

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061 - Falling Impressions

2007-08-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

Sometimes it's hard to catch where impressions are falling. What to do?…

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060 - Prioritize

2007-08-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

What are the criteria for which parts of Personality should be worked on first and why are you so flamboyant?…

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059 - God's Purpose

2007-07-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Here's a can of worms question and answer. Does God have a purpose for our lives and if he does, what is it?…

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058 - Goal Standard

2007-07-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 13s

Without some kind of a goal it's far too easy to lose our way. There is a standard we can use.…

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057 - Impressions

2007-07-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

How do we get impressions to land on our emotional center rather than the intellectual center?…

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056 - Discernment

2007-07-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

How will I know the difference between real external consideration and something imaginary?…

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055 - Buffering

2007-06-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

We're constantly buffering against the truth to keep our worlds from colliding.…

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054 - Handled

2007-06-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

How can I know when I've got an issue completed within myself?…

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053 - Blindness

2007-06-14 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Why is it so difficult to see our condition in life?…

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052 - Sharing

2007-06-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Why do we have to deal with people outside the group who don't want to learn?…

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051 - Gurdjieff

2007-06-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

The pitfalls of trying to do everything right.…

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050 - Meditation

2007-05-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

How will I know when I'm finished with my meditation time?…

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049 - Knowledge

2007-05-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

When it comes to knowledge more isn't always better.…

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048 - How

2007-05-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

How is a much better question than why.…

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047 - Success

2007-05-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

There are times when success looks so much like failure we can't seem to tell the difference. Learn how to distinguish between the two.…

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046 - Working Here

2007-04-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

How can I be more me?…

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045 - Simply Remember

2007-04-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

We can get so bogged down in the details of the system we miss the simplicity of the big picture.…

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044 - Boredom

2007-04-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

From whence arises boredom and is this normal?…

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043 - Size Matters

2007-04-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

You talk about big I's and little I's but I still can't see the difference. What does it matter?…

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042 - Responsibility

2007-03-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

This Work is such a burden. I'll never make it with all that it wants me to do. Am I to expect less help as I go along?…

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041 - Corrupted

2007-03-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

How can we trust False Personality to let this Work work?…

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040 - How to Suffer

2007-03-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Suffering is as inevitable as our desire to avoid it. A better use of energy might be to learn how to do it to our benefit.…

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039 - Shaping

2007-03-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

There's so much to do in this Work it's hard to get anything done. Where can I start?…

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038 - Failure

2007-03-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

It seems failure is almost guaranteed in this Work. What's the point of trying?…

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037 - Results

2007-02-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

One of the problems we have in this Work is getting discouraged because the road is so long. What can we do to balance this?…

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036 - Seeing

2007-02-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Why is it so easy to see what others do to harm themselves and so difficult to see what I do?…

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035 - Afterlife

2007-02-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

What happens to us after we die? Where do we go?…

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034 - Differences

2007-02-02 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

What's the difference between conscience and consciousness?…

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033 - The Terminator

2007-01-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

If the Fourth Way isn't for everyone. Then what?…

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032 - Where's Essence?

2007-01-19 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

I've found False Personality but I can't find Essence? Where should I look?…

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031 - Being Present

2007-01-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

We think we're here all the time. Some careful inspection shows us we spend a lot of time out to lunch.…

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030 - Imagination

2007-01-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

You can't change and remain the same. Some of our cherished notions have to go.…

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029 - Stopping Thoughts

2006-12-29 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 4s

Can stopping our thoughts help us to remember ourselves?…

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028 - Doing

2006-12-22 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

What makes the application of these ideas so difficult?…

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027 - Stuff It

2006-12-15 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

The truth about expressing and not expressing negative emotions.…

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026 - Big I's

2006-12-08 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Sometimes size does matter!…

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025 - Two Lives

2006-12-01 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

We don't all live two lives. Not everyone can but it is possible for some and this Work shows you how to make one two and then one again.…

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024 - To Where?

2006-11-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

Where is this Work taking us? What can we expect to be after we get there?…

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023 - Negative Emotions

2006-11-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Negative emotions are usually upon us before we have the chance to stop their expression. Here are some ways to handle some of them.…

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022 - Lying

2006-11-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

A new understanding of lying and what the Work means when it says we lie.…

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021 - How Long?

2006-11-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

How long does it take to become who we're meant to be?…

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020 - Awake

2006-10-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Just as there are different stages of sleep there are different degrees of being awake.…

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019 - Meditation 4

2006-10-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 17s

Our final meditation together joins all the elements of our practice to form a complete meditation experience.…

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018 - Meditation 3

2006-10-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Metta meditation is the technique we use to end our meditation times. It's more relaxed and directed outward rather than inward.…

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017 - Meditation 2

2006-10-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 12s

Our next and longer practice time narrows the area of focus as the mind sharpens with practice.…

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016 - Meditation 1

2006-10-02 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

Our first actual meditation practice together. We begin simply for a short period.…

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015 - Meditation Intro

2006-09-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 11s

A brief introduction to a meditation practice designed to support the Work of the Fourth Way. First in a series.…

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015 - Meditation Intro

2006-09-24 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 10s

A brief introduction to a meditation practice designed to support the Work of the Fourth Way. First in a series.…

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014 - Real Teacher

2006-09-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

How do I find a real teacher? How will I know when I've found one?…

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014 - Real Teacher

2006-09-17 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 4s

How do I find a real teacher? How will I know when I've found one?…

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013 - Teacher, Teacher

2006-09-11 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

Why do I need a teacher to do this Work? I can read the books and understand.…

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013 - Teacher, Teacher

2006-09-10 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Why do I need a teacher to do this Work? I can read the books and understand.…

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012 - Oh Mother

2006-09-07 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

My mother is making me crazy. How can The Fourth Way help me deal with her?…

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011 - What About God?

2006-09-04 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

Answering questions, Why don't you talk about God in your talks?…

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012 - Oh Mother

2006-09-03 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 4s

My mother is making me crazy. How can The Fourth Way help me deal with her?…

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010 - Doing

2006-08-28 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

Answering question, What do you mean I can't do? I do things all the time.…

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011 - What About God?

2006-08-27 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 4s

Answering questions, Why don't you talk about God in your talks?…

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009 - Satisfaction

2006-08-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

Answering question about dissatisfaction with life and its stuff.…

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010 - Doing

2006-08-20 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

Answering question, What do you mean I can't do? I do things all the time.…

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008 - Fallacy of Belief

2006-08-14 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Answering the question, What's the difference between these ideas and other ideas I may have heard before?…

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009 - Satisfaction

2006-08-13 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

Answering question about dissatisfaction with life and its stuff.…

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007 - Innies and Outies

2006-08-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

Answering the questions: What is esoteric? Why should I study anything esoteric? What's the point?…

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008 - Fallacy of Belief

2006-08-06 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

Answering the question, What's the difference between these ideas and other ideas I may have heard before?…

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007 - Innies and Outies

2006-07-30 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 7s

Answering the questions: What is esoteric? Why should I study anything esoteric? What's the point?…

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005 - Mr. Machine

2006-07-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

Our pride and vanity are often offended by the idea we're machines reacting rather than conscious beings responding to our environment. To change our lives we've got to be willing to give up some precious illusions about ourselves.…

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006 - Shoes

2006-07-23 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

We can't be rich enough or powerful enough to make life do what we want all the time. Eventually we'll need the tools to deal with what life gives us which we did not expect and which we do not want. This spiritual system gives us the opportunity to make a way to insulate ourselves when the road gets rough.…

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005 - Mr. Machine

2006-07-16 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 4s

Our pride and vanity are often offended by the idea we're machines reacting rather than conscious beings responding to our environment. To change our lives we've got to be willing to give up some precious illusions about ourselves.…

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004 - Three Men

2006-07-12 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

The three levels of sleeping man and how to discover where your center of gravity is.…

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003 - Self-Remembering 1

2006-07-10 :: James Parkinson
Length: 40s

The first discourse in a series of three discussing the state of consciousness necessary to practice Self-Remembering.…

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004 - Three Men

2006-07-09 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 4s

The three levels of sleeping man and how to discover where your center of gravity is.…

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003 - ABC's of Influence

2006-07-05 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 6s

We're influenced in life. The way to have a better life is to get ourselves under better influences. A good place to start is knowing what influences are available to us. Consciousness means choice.…

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002 - Doctrine of I's 2

2006-07-03 :: James Parkinson
Length: 53s

The Doctrine of I’s part two is the completion of our recent discourses on Gurdjieff’s teaching about our fragmented personality. To attempt to affect inner change without an understanding of this fundamental fact is like trying to lift a bucket in which one is standing.…

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003 - ABC's of Influence

2006-07-02 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

We're influenced in life. The way to have a better life is to get ourselves under better influences. A good place to start is knowing what influences are available to us. Consciousness means choice.…

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001 - Doctrine of I's 1

2006-06-26 :: James Parkinson
Length: 36s

The Doctrine of I’s is part one of two parts discussing one of the basic teachings of The Fourth Way system. You’ve got to start someplace and this is the place we’ll start.…

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002 - Four Ways

2006-06-26 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 5s

An email question from a listener leads us to talk about the Four Ways to awakening or enlightenment. The Way of the Fakir, The Way of the Monk, the way of the Yogi and The Way of the Balanced Man.…

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002 - Four Ways

2006-06-25 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 4s

An email question from a listener leads us to talk about the Four Ways to awakening or enlightenment. The Way of the Fakir, The Way of the Monk, the way of the Yogi and The Way of the Balanced Man.…

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001 - The Fourth Way

2006-06-21 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 9s

This is a brief introduction to the principles of The Fourth Way. It’s aimed at people who know little or nothing about this ancient system revived by Gurdjieff. A good place to start before launching into the more complex concepts of the system.…

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001 - The Fourth Way

2006-06-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

This is a brief introduction to the principles of The Fourth Way. It’s aimed at people who know little or nothing about this ancient system revived by Gurdjieff. A good place to start before launching into the more complex concepts of the system.…

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001 - The Fourth Way

2006-06-18 :: Esoteric Talks
Length: 8s

This is a brief introduction to the principles of The Fourth Way. It’s aimed at people who know little or nothing about this ancient system revived by Gurdjieff. A good place to start before launching into the more complex concepts of the system.…

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282 - Being Required

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

It doesn't matter how much you give or how much you take. That with which we must all contend sooner or later is that which is required of us. Be it justly or unjustly required, requirements are part of this life experience.…

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280 - Being Opposed

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

Why is it that life is constantly knocking down whatever it is we try to build? What is all this opposition? Where does it come from and how can we get rid of it?…

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278 - Being Ripe

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

Being hard, bitter, sour are not signs of ripe fruit. Nor are they signs of a ripe human being. The riper we get the softer and sweeter we become. We learn simple lessons that make life sweeter for ourselves and everyone around us.…

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283 - Being Stuck

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

Getting stuck on the hamster wheel of life gets easier every day. Getting stuck in the past will ensure you'll have plenty of company. It won't, however, establish you on a path that will lead to your transformation.…

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284 - Being Clear

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

It's not easy to be clear when you're stuck in the mud the five senses make of life by constantly stirring things. It is possible to find clarity in one area and work from there.…

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288 - Being Piggy

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

Pigs wallow in filth for a reason and science has shown us what that reason is. Esoteric truth shows us how and why we wallow in filth too. Pigs can't be transformed but we can. It's up to us to make the effort.…

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287 - Being Tolerant

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

One of the marks of spiritual development is tolerance. As we ripen spiritually, as we apply the esoteric ideas seeded into humanity by more conscious beings than ourselves, tolerance manifests.…

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286 - Being Passive

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

Once we've seen all these things inside of us and we realize they're destroying our happiness, what are we supposed to do about it? What's the next step?…

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285 - Being Dead

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

Why after so many thousands of years with billions of people dying is there such mystery surrounding death? Why is it so feared and misunderstood and how can we make peace with the inevitable?…

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289 - Layering

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson

Esoteric teachings tell us we are not the body. This can make sense to us intellectually and even emotionally to some degree. It's hard to rise above body consciousness however. Here are some practical ways to assist you in this vital realization.…

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290 - Being Renewed

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson
Length: 10s

At the threshold of a new year is a good time to consider deeply the idea of renewal. There is much for us to do to prepare ourselves to be renewed. It's not easy but it is a worthwhile effort on the path of development.…

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291 - Being Lucid

0000-00-00 :: James Parkinson
Length: 8s

It's difficult to make progress when you don't have a clear, well stated, well organized aim or goal. It's like wandering in the woods when you have no sense of direction or purpose.…