I’m sure many of you have heard me mention core issues before, so I directed this talk right at them. Core issues are things like fear of the unknown, fear of being socially rejected/outcast, self-hatred/lack of self worth, trauma, and other big monsters that define your whole outlook on life as well as your way of living.

Most of our initial spiritual work is just clearing the ground to dig down and root out these beasts. It’s not fun work, but it is immensely rewarding work. So long as a core issue like self-hatred has a foothold inside you, it will find ways to grow back. Core issues like to re-generate. If you feel like you keep grappling with similar problems again and again, then it’s time to grab a pickax and get to work. Undoubtedly a core issue is happily re-growing itself, and it’ll continue to do so unless you really go find it and meet it head on.

Of course, this kind of work tends to lead to dramatic life changes. How could it not? If your whole sense of self is built on a lie, then you’ve probably created a whole life full of falsities to reinforce this original lie. Thus, when you do get working on core issues, you should expect a lot of changes to come in the external world. This is all part of reclaiming your life. Otherwise, you will remain trapped by your own issues.

I hope you enjoy the recording below. I welcome your comments.

Confronting Core Issues Recording

Date of Recording:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


10:30 AM Pacific Time


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