Here you will find Richard’s latest video as well as a selection of his most popular videos on his YouTube channel.
Richard recorded Imaginary Conversations in 2016 and since then, with more than 106,154 views, it has become his most viewed video. In this recording he describes one of the key ways in which we avoid being present to ourselves and others. With the essential insight shared in this short video, you can change how your relate to everyone in your life.
Join Richard in his softly joyous celebration of the end of year holidays and the spirit of wonderment at being alive on this magnificent planet. We can take a bow at being the inventors of essential notions like God and Soul and Spirit. The physical reality however we engineer it and all our social constructions sit on the metaphysical. How remarkable, how wonderful! How easy to forget.
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Do you think you are evolving spiritually? That humanity is? Enjoy Richard’s discussion of what spiritual achievement might be and why it may be the deepest reason for your being alive.
In a sweeping and playful discussion, Richard speaks of the Fundamental Mistake: How at about the age of 8-9 years you begin to predicate your being as an object, a separate self, rather than the true subject, the Aware Self. ME becomes the center of your mandala of being. You fall into a dream, infinitely complex and convincing and very hard to awaken from because nearly everyone else is in their version of the same dream. He speaks of his 45 years of the work of cross translation through precise use of language, metaphors, and symbols and as well through dynamic activities in order to provoke you out of that dream.
Richard speaks passionately about himself, his work, and about what all spiritual seeking and human questing has been and is about. He discusses how from our distant origins, homo sapiens have always known there was something More and have, in so many ways, tried to know that Mystery within the universe and beyond it. Then he switches the point of view and asks, What does God, by whatever name you prefer, seek? Enjoy his profound, yet simple answer.
We must live a conscious relationship to our thoughts and feelings in order to open the door to the divine within ourselves and know that magnificence that is ever-sustaining us.
What would it be like if science was practiced as a conscious relationship with Nature?
Richard discusses the two fundamental modes of consciousness: Thinking and Feeling. He clarifies how each operates differently, but that deep Feeling literacy must be the foundation upon which Thinking builds in order for there to be Wisdom.
Richard responds to the question: Related to the current situation, elections, covid19, conspiracy theories. People who are generally able to stay happy, optimistic, discerning are struggling now. Their tried and trusted strategies are not working and they are falling into depression and/or states of anxiety. What advice do you have?
Richard offers with clarity and brevity a teaching about human consciousness development that leads each of us to the wondrous self-system we know as Me or I. Using the framework of the Four Holding Environments (from his book the Mandala of Being) he describes this level of ego-self as a self-system that (unconsciously) is ever-resisting Reality. From street person to Supreme Court justice, from poverty and illiteracy to billionaires and scholars with multiple PhD’s, it is the same. The me ever resists until death or until you choose to begin to live a conscious dying process of awakening into Now. Join him in his obvious joy of sharing such direct, clear, and compassionate seeing.