A video log of questions and answers.
As well as answering individual questions by email, LBC responds to some with a recorded message. These video recordings are posted below. Click the white “Play” button to view here, or click on the title to view on her YouTube channel.
Understanding Who We Are
“How do we begin to experience and to understand who we truly are? There are lot of people that will tell you that you need to do x, y, and z. Practice harder, whatever your spiritual practice is. Read better books; associate with more enlightened people. I’m not going to tell you that. What I’m going to tell you is that Stillness is always there.” This video is about 7 minutes long. It addresses one of the primary subjects of Laurie’s newest book, Operating Instructions for Human Beings: 10 Things Nobody Ever Told You.
“Patterns of self sabotage begin when we are little, when we don’t have the tools to know how to protect ourselves.” In this video blog, Laurie talks about how we sabotage ourselves. The reasons behind it may not be what you think! The video is about 7 minutes long.
Topic: On some spiritual paths there is a practice of witnessing the emotions, perhaps disconnecting from them. In this context, is pleasure a “bad” thing? Laurie gives her view on the experience of pleasure.
Topic: It has been said that when we don’t forgive, it ends up hurting us more than the other person. But it doesn’t seem very helpful to “force” forgiveness, either. Laurie discusses this subject.
On the spiritual path, is it “wrong” to feel angry? A person is processing a traumatic event and begins to experience anger. She wonders if this is “not spiritual.” Laurie discusses anger and its purpose, and how to work with it.