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Archives: Beginning April 2, 2020

Here you will find all previous weeks of PON contemplation sessions beginning April 2. Unless a different contemplation is specified for a given week, please use the contemplation questions below to guide your study and exploration.

Contemplation:

  • Choose 1 or 2 passages of this reading that stand out to you and write them down.
  • How is this passage relevant to your life right now?
  • And how can you use this information to help you connect or re-connect with the present?

You may also choose to apply these contemplation questions to a quote that stood out this past week from Tom, Roberta or Amy (“our” quote shown below).

Weekly Reflection:

  • Over the next week, pick 2 or 3 days to formally reflect upon one of the above passages or choose a new one from the above pages to help you implement your understanding or inspiration of that passage.

Thursday April 2nd– Reading–Chapter 3

  • Audio portion: 1:35:00-1:42:25
  • Paperback book pages 47-50 starts from beginning of chapter 3 (Moving Deeply into The Now) and covers the following sections: Don’t Seek Yourself in the Mind; End the Delusion of Time; Nothing Exists Outside the Now
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • “End the delusion of time…Remove time from the mind and it stops.”

Thursday April 9th– Reading–Chapter 3…Moving Deeply into The Now

  • Audio portion: 1:42:25-1:51:09
  • Paperback book pages 51-55 and covers the following sections:
    • The key to the Spiritual Dimension; Accessing the Power of Now
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • “The moment you realize you’re not present, you are present.”

Thursday April 16th– Reading–Chapter 3…Moving Deeply into The Now

  • Audio portion: 1:51:09-1:56:02
  • Paperback book pages 55 -58 and covers the following sections:
    • Letting go of Psychological Time
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • ” The enlightened person’s main focus of attention is always the Now, but they are still peripherally aware of time.”

Thursday April 23– Reading–Chapter 3…Moving Deeply into The Now

  • Audio portion: 1:56:02-2:03:37
  • Paperback book pages 58 -62 and covers the following sections:
    • The Insanity of Psychological Time
    • Negativity and Suffering Have Their Roots in Time
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • ” The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes your future.”

Thursday April 30– Reading–Chapter 3…Moving Deeply into The Now

  • Audio portion: 2:03:37-2:12:45
  • Paperback book pages 62-66 and covers the following sections:
    • Finding the Life Underneath Your Life Situation
    • All Problems are the Illusions of the Mind
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • ” All it takes is a simple choice, a simple decision: No matter what happens, I will create no more pain for myself. I will create no more problems.” (p. 65)

Thursday May 7– Reading–Chapter 3…Moving Deeply into The Now

  • Audio portion: 2:12:45-2:19:56
  • Paperback book pages 66-70 (end of chapter 3) and covers the following sections:
    • A Quantum Leap in the Evolution of Consciousness
    • The Joy of Being
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • “Give your fullest attention to whatever the moment presents. This implies that you also completely accept what is, because you cannot give your fullest attention to something and at the same time resist it.” (p.68)

Thursday May 14- Reading–Chapter 4…Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now

  • Audio portion: 2:19:56-2:28:55
  • Paperback book pages 71-75 and covers the following sections:
    • Loss of Now: The Core Delusion
    • Ordinary Unconsciousness and Deep Unconsciousness
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • “So before you are firmly established in the state of presence…you shift back and forth for a while between consciousness and unconsciousness….You lose the Now, and you return to it, again and again. Eventually, presence becomes your pre-dominant state.” P.72

Thursday May 21- Reading–Chapter 4…Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now

  • Audio portion: 2:28:55-2:37:33
  • Paperback book pages 75-79 and covers the following sections:
    • What Are They Seeking
    • Dissolving Ordinary Unconsciousness
    • Freedom From Unhappiness
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • “You are responsible for your inner space; nobody else is, just as you are responsible for the planet. As within, so without: If humans clear inner pollution, then they will also cease to create outer pollution.” P.79

Thursday May 28- Reading–Chapter 4…Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now

  • Audio portion: 2:37:33-2:49:22
  • Paperback book pages 79 (bottom)-end of page 84 and covers the following sections:
    • Wherever You Are, Be There Totally
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • “Die to the past every moment. You don’t need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present.” P.84

Thursday June 4- Reading–Chapter 4…Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now

  • Audio portion: 2:49:22-2:56:26
  • Paperback book pages 85-88 and covers the following sections:
    • Wherever You Are, Be There Totally
  • Our quote for contemplation from this week’s reading:
    • “…many people are waiting for prosperity. It cannot come in the future. When you honor, acknowledge and fully accept your present reality — where you are — who you are and what you are doing right now — when you fully accept what you have got, you’re grateful for what you have got, grateful for what is, grateful for Being. Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is true prosperity. It cannot come in the future. Then, in time, that prosperity manifests for you in various ways.” (pp 86-87)