Category archives: Writings

Journey to the Self

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SL: I want to understand the fear I experience. I seem to need to control and suppress my emotions. I don’t want to continue to feel the need for other people’s approval. I want to feel the power within myself. Stephen: Be easy with yourself for a moment. I want to take you on a journey. I want you to see something in a way that you have not seen […]

Everything We Feel Is Holy

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There is a question about our lives. “Can it be that there is something beyond this experience of change, something which loves and cares and can be depended on? Can it be? If it can, what is the purpose of all my concerns, all my fears, and all my need to defend or hold on? Is there something I can really trust beyond what I can see? If there isn’t, […]

My Life is a Prayer

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Let us remember our body now for one moment. Let us remember our body. Here is the body. This is where I am right now. This is my body. Let’s allow the body to breathe in a very simple way. When we breathe deeply we feel the body and we let it relax. Here I am. I don’t have to be anywhere else. Here I am. Now is mystery. It […]

A Sense of Aloneness

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Let’s consider for a moment our sense that we are alone. It is an undercurrent experience for all of us here. Let’s consider this loneliness for a moment without regret. Let us explore what it means to feel that we must live this life on our own, that we are autonomous, and that in the end there is nothing to rely on. Let us examine what it means to feel […]

Freedom and Form

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The human being can been seen as a mid‑way point between a kind of heavy density on the one side and on the other side, a realm of light, subtler beings, less bound beings, beings less oppressed by the weight of fortune and destiny, less oppressed by the weight of form. Humankind has been seen as a bridge between that which is very dense and that which is very light. […]

Experiencing Ourselves As Mystery

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The goals of the world are complex. The goal of our spiritual search is really quite simple: It is to recognize what it means to be One. This recognition reveals that our experience on earth is shared. Nobody is alone. Even our fear is a shared fear. Our guilt is a shared guilt. Our longing to be home is a shared longing. Our release from the belief that we are […]

Wisdom & the Impulse to Run part 2

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We can’t run away from our lives. We can feel the impulse to run away. We know in the ego interpretation, there is a very subtle belief that one can run away, that one can actually find a place in this universe to hide. When we think in quietness, when we think in a moment of safety, where there are friends, we come to a double-edged understanding. We come to […]

Wisdom in the Common Space part 1

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The deepest understanding we can come to in an experience like this is that our life and who we are — once we have jumped the ego boundary — is an experience in Wisdom. Even prior to jumping the ego boundary, we can begin to reinterpret the ego experience and its difficulties in such a way that the experience itself becomes a Wisdom experience and not a barren experience. Our […]

Fear of the Future - A New Approach

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ELIZABETH: Sometimes I feel such fear of the future. It is overwhelming. STEPHEN: This is a common experience for us as human beings. It requires a very difficult discipline. I don’t intend to make this sound easy, but I do intend to make it sound very simple. The fear about what is to come next, the fear of the future is a mistranslation of a rich, creative possibility. You are […]

Allowing the Natural Self-Love to Arise

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     We want this to be an experience for everybody of simply allowing the natural self-loving innocence to arise in a gentle way – nothing more or less than that. We are not trying to get people to believe in anything or to agree with us in any particular way; but rather, we want to unfold, gently and naturally, a genuine experience that is very simple, pure and elegant […]