Grief and sadness are natural. We don’t have to pretend that getting a diagnosis of cancer is good news or that losing someone we love or something we love is good news. It’s not that. It’s about the willingness to open to reality in a way that doesn’t try to manage it or be one step ahead of it.
GF Topic: Suffering & Addiction
Gangaji speaks with a woman who has recently lost her husband. When she finds her usual strategies are not working, Gangaji invites her into the center of grief, to discover inside it what is universally true, in pain, in grief, in everything. Then life is enriched by attachment, by grief and by the love for the one you have lost.
August 17, 2019 AM ~ San Rafael, CA
For some, the fear of not being good enough can be as big as the fear of death. But what is not good enough? By what standard is that measured? Here Gangaji exposes the inner grim reaper of “not good enough,” and turns it into an ally for freedom.
“If you can take a moment to be absolutely and completely not good enough, then the conversation is finished, and there is a great discovery in that. It’s a shift that affects everything. You don’t want the fear of not good enough to keep you from living your life freely and following the direction of your soul.”
April 25, 1999 PM ~ Marysville, Australia
Everyone has experienced some measure of pain and hurt, but do you want to live your life in fear that? In this video from the archives, Gangaji takes us on an exploration into our common defense mechanisms to avoid being hurt, the cost of which is living a life free to love without restraint.
“If the preciousness of life is being lived in avoidance of hurt, the result is a dead life filled with unnecessary suffering.”
Unnecessary Suffering remains as long as there is limited identification with yourself as just a particular body, or a particular history, or the latest evaluation. When the identification shifts to yourself as the consciousness that everything is appearing and disappearing in, your unnecessarily suffering ends.
In this clip, Inquiry is the Trapdoor into the Revelation of Freedom, Gangaji uncovers the conspiracy of the world that keeps us working our whole lives in order to be loved. In an instant, buy inquiring directly into the emotions underneath what keeps us spinning, you can discover the reality of freedom in the last […]
“If you think you have to fix yourself to come home to yourself, I’m telling you this is not true. It’s a dangerous lie that will cause you to suffer unnecessarily. When suffering becomes your business, your allegiance to it steals your lifeblood and whatever time you have left.”
Are you aware of the mental habits that cause you suffering? Especially the habit of trying to “fix” yourself? Gangaji asks us to stop trying to fix what will always be subject to change, to put down the burden of business as usual, and discover the capacity we have to meet it all. Whether you see yourself as the victim or the perpetrator in your own story of suffering, you can stop trying to fix it. You can say “Ha! I quit!”
In this clip, When the Unimaginable Happens, a woman faces into her grief and guilt after making a fatal mistake. She describes for Gangaji the harrowing circumstances of a journey to hell and back, after making an unaccountable, deathly mistake while on vacation in Mexico.
Take a quick peek at this new video compilation from Gangaji’s library. In this clip from Gangaji’s compilation, Let the Oneness Be You, lies a hint to an elusive secret, the one thing you imagine is excluded from the experience of totality: you! In the full video, Gangaji demonstrates that the totality of being that holds all parts is already who you are. She invites you to simply receive yourself, completely. “Wholeness includes all. Then the question becomes, are you willing to accept the whole? To be intimate with the whole?”
Do you feel that your life circumstances, or certain aspects of your personality, or your struggle with difficult emotions, exclude you from wholeness? Do you believe that in order to realize wholeness you must somehow “contain” the totality of divinity within yourself? In this compilation of monologues and interactions, Gangaji directs you to “Give it up! Stop trying to contain the whole in a part. The part is contained within the whole.”
“As an ordinary person, you can recognize what is free, conscious, and in love—even in an ordinary person.”