Live-Satsang with Isaac Shapiro
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Direct links to recorded live meetings with Isaac:
Isaac Shapiro: Receiving this Moment as a Kiss
This meeting happened in May 2012. Thanks Martha for filming it!
Isaacs questions lead me to directions, I never thought of; mostly we are busy with the sensations and overlook the awareness; like we feel the weather we can feel the climate of the people around us; trusting the mind is trusting mistrust; meeting directly and sweet, vulnerable and honest; Is it save to meet me?; the body is not used to meeting deeply; If you meet me fully, is there still the capacity to say no? That´s important. When you drive a car you have to see that the brakes work!; distinction between being love and being in love; you want to trust your own seeing, not what I say, because there can be something in me that is not clear; it is totally fine to make mistakes because we are exploring and learning; attraction is something that is confusing for most people; to receive this moment as a kiss: kissing and drinking; way before we become aware of the decision we make, the decision is already made, this is result of scientific research; that which is looking through these eyes is the same as that which is looking through those eyes; respecting boundaries; we often haven´t learned and developed clear boundaries, our capacity to say yes or no is often confused; if we don´t have healthy boundaries, how does this play in life?; unconsciously wanting and expecting: when we are born our nervous system is not complete, it completes itself in contact with our caregivers, if we don´t get correct contact and attention it cannot complete itself, so, unconsciously there is a looking for a nervous system that is complete to complete itself. How to reconcile that? Gentle honouring of the wanting and needing in the system; if emotional hurt happens it is an opportunity to get in touch with our unconscious wanting and needing; when we gently explore what the needs and wants are, without making them wrong or bad, but just being the space for them, we are in the process of bringing them to peace; Somatic Experiencing: it has nothing to do with understanding, it has to do with these movements that happen in the body, and they affect our focus of attention which affects our experience of life.
Isaac Shapiro: This Life as Love Affair with Everything
This meeting happened in May 2012. Thanks Martha for filming it!
Time of fast changes; stress, the feeling of not having enough time and being under pressure; checking the feeling of not having enough time and how one treats the body, other humans and nature; the strong believe that stress helps us survive; the possibility of living as if the moment was the kiss of the beloved; this moment – all we have; the strange habit of waiting for a better experience; love, peace, beauty, ecstasy – only in this moment; the question if there can anything be done to be her; increasingly faster changes in life; what prevents us from enjoying the moment, from drinking it; the experience of now inside us; enjoying this moment without any reason – how much enjoying is allowed? The terrible feeling of not being able to help the dying mother; to become clear in which form help is possible; when loved is mistaken with caring for someone; helping oneself or someone else simply by loving oneself or the other; the preference of mind to worry about problems; investigating what mind actually is, thoughts; no real help, taking care; the possibility to do the practical things without being worried; how being worried feels; recognizing that being worried and loving are not the same; helping just by being present without wanting anything; the question of how to handle moments of pain, when life is not so beautiful and sweet; when experiencing pain is rejected; the wisdom of asking the right person at the right moment if she or he can be present in love; when we have always the idea we had to solve it on our own; living this life as love affair with everything – beautiful for oneself and for others; when in a certain situation shouting is necessary because the others do not listen due to their stress; the huge progress of recognizing and acknowledging being excited; Isaac’s experience with physical pain; how the thought „I do not want to feel this pain right now“ intensifies the pain; recognizing what happens as a possibility of relaxing into it – even pain.
Isaac Shapiro: Only interested in THAT
This interview was done by Marta with Isaac Shapiro in May 2012.
Spoken over here, heard over there – by one and the same; the functioning of language by presenting all in objects, but this moment is just an experience in consciousness without any limits; our habits, where we direct our attention, influenced by our conditioning and the feeling of having lost IT; consciousness, always here, noticing the movements in our consciousness like the painful focusing on the apparent me, which nobody is doing but which is just happening; the misbelieve, that we are producing identification with our self; the habit of believing in our perceptions, feelings and thoughts; our automatic, unconscious habits, who is „doing“ them? How difficulties simply disappear through clear seeing; assistance by the questions: „Who is aware of it?“ and „Who am I?“ – no method because one cannot get anywhere through these questions; when the experience of now is occupied by fear caused by traumata and there is the feeling that all is about surviving and we function through our reptile brain; recognizing when this happens, that this comes from an old conditioning in the womb of the mother or from early childhood; ways of reconnecting us; simply understanding what is happening and honoring this movement and feeling into it; the luck of sharing life with humans who have the same interest in truth.
If the teacher represents something that should be achieved; the capability of being together without wanting to change anything in the other person; seeing clearer in being together; the direct knowledge that the experience of the whole universe is happening inside me; the capability of differentiating what is good for me and what is not good for me; the story of Buddha when he does not accept the present of anger and rage against him; maintaining the capability of saying „no“ even when living in love; the difficulty of saying „no“ when the „no“ comes with hardness and friction arises; the capability of living naturally out of our own inner place; non-duality, the totally direct knowing and feeling that there is no separation – and yet there is the capability of feeling until which limits we are feeling well with something; when humans do no longer feel that they are suffering; hope and the flipside of it: depression; the balancing act between „this is the way life actually is“ and the imagination „this is how life should be“; being only interested in THAT – also because nothing else works anymore; verifying for oneself, better than listening to the truth; the automatic movement of getting rid of pain; what if it is not seen consciously what is created by the feeling of an apparent „me“; finding out carefully where there is resistance against what actually is happening and honoring this resistance; the joke when the ego wants to get rid of the ego; Isaac’s motivation to give Satsang in Germany; heart connection with the humans.