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What have you learned as a result of studying the Diamond Approach?: 

One of the things that I love most about the Diamond Approach is that I never stop learning about myself and about the nature of reality. My understanding of this work is ever-evolving and I continue to discover new layers of experience, depth, awe, wonder, and gratitude. Most importantly, I have learned through direct experience that I, as an individual, am a precious and unique manifestation of reality and that as such I am a vessel and a conduit for the expression of the mysteries of the universe. Given my academic and secular background, this is an astonishing discovery for me! And I am eternally grateful for and humbled by this understanding of the truth of who and what I am.

What attracted you to the Diamond Approach?: 

To be honest, I had no idea what I was getting into when my therapist first suggested that I attend a week-end workshop. But as soon as my teacher opened his mouth, I knew I was in the right place. It just felt like home. What has kept me going back for the past 20+ years (!), is a combination of the brilliancy and precision of the teaching, the depth of the revelation, and the love and support of my teachers and my fellow travelers on the path.

What is most important for people to understand about the Diamond Approach?: 

For new students, there are two things that I think are most important to understand about the Diamond Approach. First, that we do not hold the ego as something to be fixed, gotten rid of, transcended, or rejected. Rather, we hold the development of ego (including our personal history, conditioning, patterns, and beliefs) as a road map that can help us find our way home, back to our source. Second, in the Diamond Approach, we don't hold any experience as better than any other. We're not trying to get somewhere in particular. We're trying to understand our current experience -- and its limitations -- so that we expand and deepen our capacity to experience more of what reality has to offer.

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