Live a simpler, happier life.Daily audios with original photos by Mary Schiller, based on the Three Principles expressed by Sydney Banks
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It’s funny. Lately, the less I work — the less effort I put into something — the faster and better the results. What accounts for this? Realizing that I don’t have to be “in control” (which is an illusion, anyway) and stepping into the unknown more and more often. Give it a try! (Photo is of an light installation at the Pompidou in Paris a few years ago.)
That’s a real question: Why should you listen to me? What do I know about the Principles? I know what I’ve seen. I know what I’ve experienced. This is the the most powerful piece of information I have ever come across in my entire 54 years on this planet, and that’s why I’m talking about it. I feel doubts sometimes, sure — I wonder, “who am I to be talking about this?” But then I see it again, and I can’t think of anything else I should be talking about on a daily basis.
I’ve been revisiting the book Money, by Arnold Patent, and I ran across 6 questions he asks about money. In this audio, I share these questions and also my recent experience with money — particularly since I’ve become aware of the Three Principles. Money is becoming less of a focal point in my life, and interestingly, I’ve been able to pay off some debt that I’d carried for years, for example. I’d love to hear your comments.
I used to think I had to pay attention to, and analyze, my feelings. After all, that’s what we’re told, right? We might be asked, “How did that make you feel?” by a well-meaning therapist or friend. What the Principles have shown me so clearly is that my feelings tell me only one thing, and that’s it. The answer is always the same, whether I’m feeling high or low.
People often feel stressed during the holidays, particularly during family gatherings (or even thinking about being at family gatherings!). This audio may help. I’m sure I’ll talk about this a few more times leading up to the New Year!
We rely so much on rational thought, we can forget that it’s not the only — or the best — way to end our confusion. If you’re feeling confused about something, I believe you already have the answer. Here’s how to do that in the simplest way possible.
I used to be a big believer in mindfulness — except for one problem. It didn’t work all the time, and it was a lot of effort. Now I know why. Mindfulness is missing a big piece of the human puzzle, which the Three Principles explain very simply. Just understanding this has made all the difference. I no longer have to worry about what I think and feel, because I know exactly where it’s coming from and what it all means, every single time.
I am not my thinking. You are not your thinking. We are so much bigger than our thinking, so we can allow it to do what it wants and experience a deeper, more joyful reality that is far beyond what our thoughts tell us in the present moment.
It means the world to me that you’re here and you’re listening. Thank you for being who you are and for being open to the simple ideas expressed so beautifully by Sydney Banks. I only hope I can convey the depth and breadth of those ideas, as well as the profoundly positive impact this understanding has made on my life.
The world of money is starting to open up to me in an incredible way these days. But I had a funny moment when I caught myself believing the illusion that stress was coming from numbers in my bank account. I literally laughed out loud. In any case, I talk about that in this audio and share a couple of insights from the author and speaker Arnold Patent. Are you stressed about money? Then have a listen …
Could there be a time when children have this understanding taught to them from the very beginning? And what would be the result?
I can’t even begin to count the ways in which I believe this understanding — explained in a simple and non-condescending way — could benefit children. In this audio, I talk a little about bullying. Imagine what could happen if the bully and the person being bullied could learn about the Principles …