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Masterclass - Life is magnificent in its simplicity. (16 min 45 sec)

The idea that life is magnificent in its simplicity points to the recognition of the inherent simplicity and unity underlying all experiences.
When we let go of our dualistic thinking (e.g., good vs. bad, self vs. other), we see the inherent magnificence and beauty in every aspect of existence, no matter how ordinary or simple it may seem.
Life's simplicity is not separate from its magnificence; they are two sides of the same coin.
When we look beyond surface-level appearances and judgments, we see the interconnectedness and unity of all things.
Let's go deeper.

    1. I'm only here to be truly helpful.

    We need not believe it.
    We need not accept it.
    We need not welcome it.
    We may resist much of what is shared.
    Some of what is shared we may find hard to believe.
    Parts of the ideas may startle us.
    None of this matters.
    We are not being asked to judge or analyze the ideas.
    The only ask, it's a simple one, is that we practice and apply the ideas.
    Practice - Apply in Life - Get the Results
    It's the use of the ideas that bring the ideas to life and show YOU that the ideas are True.

    2. Do you have an unforgiving mind? Let's see.

    An unforgiving mind. (ego)
    If you have any fear, you have an unforgiving mind.
    If you have any sadness, you have an unforgiving mind.
    The unforgiving mind suffers.
    The unforgiving mind is torn with doubt.
    The unforgiving mind is confused.
    The unforgiving mind is afraid and angry.
    The unforgiving mind looks around in misery.
    The unforgiving mind lurks about in the darkness.
    The unforgiving mind doesn't see.
    The unforgiving mind is convinced that danger awaits at every turn.
    If any of these qualities are in our minds, we have an unforgiving mind.
    Are we out of denial or still basking in it?
    We all have some forgiveness that needs to happen, would you agree?

    3. Forgiveness occurs when we have the "correct perception."

    What forgiveness is not...
    We are not asked to overlook what we believe someone has done to us. (popular ~ not popular)
    We are not asked to let someone "off the hook" for what we believe they did to us.
    Forgiveness is a 'correct perception' and having the 'correct perception' is the key to happiness.

    4. If forgiveness is us having the "correct perception," then unforgiveness is the opposite or" incorrect perception."

    When we have an incorrect perception we are angry and afraid. We're afraid to move forward and we're afraid to remain where we are. We're afraid to wake up and we're afraid to go to sleep. We're afraid of every sound and every passing car. We're afraid of the darkness but more terrified of the light. We can't be still until we can't be still. This is the nature of an unforgiving mind. This is all of us, wouldn't you agree?
    You probably recognize many of the qualities in people you know.
    You may even see these qualities residing within your mind.
    We're living in a world filled with unforgiving minds.
    We're living in a world where we are afraid of each other.
    Isn't it highly probable that when people are afraid they can be quite vicious?
    Don't you attack when you feel threatened or afraid?
    Thus, everything going on in the world stems from us harboring unforgiveness or, put differently, humanity having an incorrect perception.

    5. How do we learn how to forgive?

    How do we learn how to have the correct perception so that we can experience the happiness, abundance, and joy we richly deserve?
    The unforgiving mind doesn't see mistakes, it only sees sin.
    The unforgiving mind doesn't see errors, it only sees condemnation.
    In truth, we're screaming at our own projections coming back at us. Let this idea simmer for a moment.
    We don't know that what we see in the world is a projection of our own mind. You're witnessing a reflection of your own thoughts and beliefs.
    What we are really afraid of is our beliefs and actions coming back at us. We're afraid that what we've been dumping on others, things that aren't not peaceful and loving is coming back to get us. We're always expecting everyone else to be the way we are. Whatever I see in myself is what I will invariably project onto you. Apple tree - the apples don't fall far from the tree.
    Our true feelings about ourselves naturally extend to how we feel about everyone we encounter. Is there any other conceivable way it could be?

    6. The temptation to attack.

    If we feel a temptation to attack we must stop and take a deep breath. Speak not a word. Silence.
    When we're fearful, angry, upset, jealous, or feeling guilty we have an incorrect perception.
    When we're in conflict we don't see anything with the correct perception.
    It's a common belief that when we're angry, it means we're right. In reality, the opposite is often true.
    In truth, when we're angry we must be wrong.
    Wrong as it is being used here means disturbing our peace of mind.
    We're not talking about being morally wrong and all that jazz.
    We're wrong because we are looking at a situation or event in a way that is an attack on us.
    Think about it.
    You're the one angry and upset.
    All of your thoughts have an effect on you.
    Whatever flows through you has an effect on you.
    Whatever flows through you has an effect on you.
    Whatever flows through you has an effect on you.
    You can choose to hold onto anger for as long as you like, but remember, you're the first one it affects. Anger lingers, joining you as you go to bed and sitting on your Eiderdown comforter early in the morning.
    We look upon the world with eyes that can't see. The clouds of fear and anger act like cataracts, rendering us blind to the truth.
    All we give we give to ourselves.
    When we have an unforgiving mind we believe that our judgments are irreversible. We tend to think that our judgments are permanent and cannot be changed or undone.
    If you are someone who believes that life can't get better you are condemning yourself. This is what condemnation looks like.
    We can't have the correct perception of money and also be broke or destitute.
    We can't have the correct perception of relationships and also be sad and alone.
    We can't have the correct perception of God and also be afraid and angry.

    7. The way we feel is telling us exactly what we believe.

    If we feel any sort of depression we have an unforgiving mind. There's something that we are not seeing correctly.
    "I am not seeing this situation correctly as evidenced by how I feel. I am open to finding an alternative perspective that brings peace.  I am upset and I hope I'm wrong about the way I'm seeing this event. I want another way to look at both the situation and the people involved."
    Imagine you're at work, and a colleague you usually get along with seems distant and unresponsive when you try to engage in conversation. You begin to feel hurt and upset, thinking that they must be avoiding you or no longer value your friendship. Instead of jumping to conclusions, you use the methodology mentioned. You pause, recognize your upset feelings, and tell yourself, "I am not seeing this situation correctly as evidenced by how I feel. I hope there's another way of looking at this situation that is not disturbing to my peace." With this mindset, you decide to approach your friend calmly and ask if everything is alright, allowing for a different perspective that may reveal their actions have nothing to do with you and a peaceful resolution to the situation.
    By seeking an alternative perspective, we lose nothing and gain everything. This process lifts us from despair to a state of pure bliss, but its transformative power can only be realized if we actively use it.
    This masterclass is about the practical application of truth principles. We're not interested in having a philosophical discussion and debate. How can you use what is being taught in this masterclass to make life better?

    8. The world is a three-dimensional reflection of our thoughts and beliefs.

    We have a lot of thoughts we're not aware of and these are often times referred to as our shadow thoughts.
    These are aspects of our psyche that we haven't fully recognized or integrated into our conscious self. 
    Exploring our shadow thoughts is a valuable part of waking up.
    It's the part of you that you hide from yourself but everyone else notices it. 
    You seem to be the only one who didn't get the memo.

    9. Another characteristic of an unforgiving mind is a strong attachment to being right

    We prioritize the need to be right, even in situations where we are wrong. We choose to be right over a peaceful state of mind.
    This attachment to being right leads to conflicts, defensiveness, and a lack of willingness to consider another way of looking at things.
    It's common for us to assume we know everything about a person or situation to the point where we stop questioning it. 
    We neglect to ask fundamental questions like:
    What do you desire or want?
    What are your thoughts and perspectives?
    What are your interests or passions?
    In this masterclass, we've explored the root causes of our unhappiness, leaving no room for doubt. We've come to understand that the Universe operates on a beautifully simple principle: our pain and conflict arise from our distorted perceptions. To put it plainly, many of our thoughts and beliefs are fundamentally mistaken, and this misunderstanding leads to all of our suffering.
    If you're miserable, you're wrong in terms of how you see things and the stories you are telling yourself.
    Part 2 of the masterclass begins now.

    10. Forgiveness is an acquired skill.

    Forgiveness is a skill that requires learning and practice. Given our current distorted perceptions, we must actively work on improving our ability to see things correctly. Forgiveness doesn't come naturally to us; it's something we must intentionally develop.
    It's not our innate behavior; instead, it's acquired through conscious effort. We must recognize that we've learned to perceive others in ways that cause our unhappiness.
    Now, we must commit to learning how to see them in ways that bring us joy and peace.
    Minds cannot sin.
    Minds don't attack.
    Minds don't mentally hurt anyone.
    Any pain that we derive comes from the meaning that we are giving to any situation because the mind cannot attack.

    11. Learning how to see things differently.

    We require guidance from a source other than ourselves.
    We require a teacher distinct from our own selves.
    The inner teacher within us is our guidance.
    There's another You, that knows what forgiveness, peace, and love look like.
    There's a part of You that is quite familiar with what love is, that is divine, that is unlimited, and that is connected to Source.
    There's another You and you must allow the You that loves You to teach You the ways of love.
    Many of us only listen to the part of our mind that doesn't love us. Your other self is already familiar with how to love You completely.
    Allow yourself to be taught by something other than you and through this other You, you'll learn how to forgive the you that you made yourself to be (ego).
    The you that you think you really are...yes, you need to forgive that you.
    The part of you that still goes through anger, guilt, fear, grievances, sadness, and despair, and that really doesn't love you. The part of you with a social security number is not the part of you that should be your teacher because that's the part of you that's still afraid, doesn't trust, and feels sad more times than not.
    This is the you that doubts and shouldn't teach you.
    The you that's afraid shouldn't be allowed to be your teacher.
    The "me" who's angry, jealous, and suspicious all the time shouldn't be listened to for one second.
    Every decision that we make when we're upset is wrong. Right?
    Every time we listen to the part of us that's upset we are listening to misguided information.
    If we would but learn this one truth and apply it our entire lives would change in very dramatic ways.
    At first, it will be a tough go because what we come to realize is that we are wrong most of the time.
    Most of us wake up in the morning with a goal of being "right" all the time even when we're wrong most of the time.
    We want to be right about every assessment we make all day long but we're usually wrong.

    12. We have to forgive the unhappy self we made and let it disappear.

    Everybody around us who is unhappy, afraid, sad, and lonely is giving us an opportunity to have the correct perception.
    The person you're upset with is but an opportunity.
    The person you're jealous of is but an opportunity.
    The person you don't like is but an opportunity.
    An opportunity for what? An opportunity to teach you how to forgive yourself.
    What does forgiveness mean again? Forgiveness means having a correct perception, which allows us to view ourselves and the world with fresh, clearer eyes.
    When we encounter fear, loneliness, sadness, and fearfulness, these situations provide opportunities for this correct perception and a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.
    When we see others as being an opportunity for forgiveness it's much easier to release long-held grievances.
    It's difficult to have a grievance against someone who's actually benefiting us. It's hard to hold a grievance if I feel that you are making my life better.
    If you are unforgiving then it gives me the opportunity to see myself in a different light because I'm noticing how unhappy you are.
    Most people are teaching us what to never think and what not do to. This includes all the broke, unhappy, sad, miserable, fearful, and lonely people.
    Here's their plea to us: "I am your teacher and my assignment is to teach you what not to do if you want to be happy."
    Everyone is in our lives to help us change the way we look at ourselves and for the first time see ourselves correctly.
    If both of us hold an incorrect perception of ourselves, one of us is unnecessary.
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