After three years of intensive study, I recently completed the entire course. I am writing this while still digesting the magnitude of this experience, however, without any illusions, I can say that I have so much hope for the world right now because of this method. My heart has never felt more open. My mind never felt so free of anger, selfishness, hatred and attachments. I’ve never felt more alive, more at peace, more myself, and more in reality. My personal relationships have improved in my family, friendships and at work. Depression, negativity, and anxiety are practically all gone and I feel completely protected and at home in the world. And the deeper I go into this practice the more of the aforementioned I feel. If this is not a miracle, I do not know what is. Hands down, this is the most authentic spiritual discipline and community I have experienced in my life. My prior spiritual searching had always been an exercise in "reading and talking" about spiritual concepts, however with this discipline you BECOME "the Tao." I feel truly blessed to be part of relatively the first cohorts of people to experience this state of being.
I feel as if I have slowly awoken from a nightmare that was my mind and can now see the beauty of this world and the beauty of people within it. The best way to describe this method is sort of like a martial arts for the mind. And what I have learned from this study is that I live within my own false mind world (the ego), which is a 'hell' because it creates the delusion of separateness. If I am unable to see that everything is already one (i.e. universe), then I know it is a distortion of MY ego and I can quickly use the tools of this method to discard my delusion of separateness to find harmony in practically any situation.
If all people did this method, then naturally a free society where we lived for each other and took care of each other would unfold because we would know as a lived experience that we are all one. It wouldn't be just a concept or "ism" to fight for, rather a lived embodiment in all social relationships. This community of people are truly pioneers at the precipice of radically changing human consciousness and as such the current system. And as with all people and communities who have pushed the edge of consciousness throughout history, those who have come first are often misunderstood. Some people get stuck looking at the finger that points to the moon, just become the moon and you will know for yourself what this study truly is.
The enormousness of this project is something that cannot be comprehended with the human psyche. However, the only way to begin to understand it is to experience it yourself and wake up from your delusion of separateness. For those with the ‘eyes to see and ears to hear’ this message, this center and community awaits you - if you are not ready yet, this community is still here for you when you are. If you use this method with your heart, it can be a tool for personal and collective freedom beyond your wildest dreams, at least for me it has been thus far, and I know it this is only the beginning.