“Your time for this is only for as long as the time of your body. When your body dies, that time is over. Your time, and all of its levels within all the levels of your body, does belong to the all of you. Time doesn’t enable it. Awareness enables it.”
Audio selections from the Special Editions CD category created from 2011-2014 to feature seminal dialogues previously available only at the Edmonton store.
Recorded September 19, 2011
A tender conversation on heartbreak, loss, and the ever-present availability of an unbroken, deeper-level connection.
In direct connection with John, this woman notices her heart and mind opening newly. John describes the price of having such a heart in everyday life, and why that cost is really nothing.
It’s understandable to want more and more of something we love, but through the simple analogy of a loaf of bread and a crumb, John shows how it’s being at home in nothing that we’re able to come into and have everything.
This questioner has been working hard and knows she needs to spend her time differently, but how? John shows her how time off can be spent in a repeating loop of self-rejuvenation, or be given to what has already made a difference: her awakening.
This man has taken steps beyond his addictions and difficulties but fears ultimately succumbing to their power: it’s all just too painful. John encourages him in the one way that really works – to become gentled in his heart and to live his daily life in the realization of the nurture he will find there.
Becoming a parent is a joyous experience, but for many it can be quite overwhelming. Anxiety can quickly replace joy as we struggle with our own uncertainty and reactivity. How do we set boundaries and say ‘no’ in ways that don’t trigger a power struggle with our child? In this talk, John gives practical advice about how to give your child what your child really needs by coming from quiet clarity and warmth – the ‘juiciest’ kind of parenting.
“I dread going to work: Should I leave my job?” This questioner is wondering how to deal with a difficult boss. John shows how, when there isn’t a tightening within, an unpleasant experience can actually open deeper love, making it possible to flourish even in difficulty.