"Truth Diamond" - A teaching from Karen Johnson on her book The Jeweled Path: The Biography of the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization - a presentation at Mary Ward House Conference and Exhibition Centre, London, England, United Kingdom, April 2018.
The Diamond Approach and Personal Growth
- The symphony of teachers created by Hameed allows for different expressions and articulations of the teaching, leading to harmonization and the exemplification of what's possible.
- The diamond approach is a response to the needs of our time, emphasizing the value of the individual and the importance of transcending cultural boundaries.
- The golden diamond vehicle represents a truth that evokes our own knowledge and wisdom, showing that presence itself is the truth of existence.
- The origin of happiness lies within our hearts, like a radiant sun, and we can feel its glow and palpable sense without anyone else's validation.
- The concept of "diamond love" represents a true individual with fullness, uniqueness, and presence, rather than relying on another person to feel complete.
- The teaching is described as something far more brilliant and beautiful than any one person can be, emphasizing its transcendental nature.
- The diamond approach to life is about embracing the unexpected twists and turns, as they contribute to personal growth and a sense of wonder.
Truth, Relationships, and Self-Reflection
- Sharing difficult truths with loved ones can be challenging, but ultimately beneficial for personal growth and stronger relationships.
- Protecting someone from the truth can lead to a relationship where there is no truth anymore, resulting in no relationship at all.
- The book is a reflection of the author's personal journey, emphasizing the importance of self-reflection and learning from life's painful experiences.