As part of the Integral Consiousness Seminar this February, Fred Kofman explains the difference between being “responsible” for your actions and being “response able” in the face of whatever arises in your actions by asking yourself, “What is my dharma in this situation?”
Kofman explains that Integral Consciousness is not a place at which you can arrive. Rather, it is climbing a ladder that is made of the very place for which you are reaching.
How can you tell the difference between the two? In this clip, Fred explains the wisdom of humanity is that we can only win by being defeated....
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What is the difference between a process goal and a product goal? Could it be the intention with which the goal is created?
Can a question be so important that an answer is not warranted? When the question itself demands an intention of awareness that guides your actions, the answer according to Fred is the question.
How do the challenges of your everyday life define the most admirable qualities of your human soul? Would your beauty ever be able to shine without these challenges? Let Fred explain why, when faced with adversity, we should say "oh, fertilizer!" instead of "oh, shit!!"
In this clip Fred explores the contours of Integral Consciousness, which he describes as "the recognition of that opportunity in this relative reality to fully experience the Absolute." How can the pure Being, Consciousness, and Bliss of the Always Already be more effectively experienced and transmitted by the ordinary self?
In this clip, Fred discusses the true meaning of the word "bliss," explaining it as both a space we can eventually get to by using various practices and injunctions, as well as the true nature of our existence right now—simply the "consciousness of being conscious." He then goes on to explain why attaining realization of such radical bliss is actually the second worst thing that could ever happen to you.
How do we navigate through life when our ultimate desire is not to obtain a result or outcome, but rather to realize and express that which we always already are? What actions do we take to help end the delusion of separation, within ourselves as well the world at large?