Psychologists have been saying for decades that self-esteem is crucial to your success in every area of life. The idea has been that we build self-esteem by creating successful experiences in life and then, based on our accomplishments, we build our sense of self-worth.
But there is a problem with this approach because it means that our self-esteem is externally dependent, based on things outside of us. And when we build something based on external factors, external factors can also destroy it.
In this uncertain time where we are all facing the fears and fallout of a global pandemic, our external factors may have changed dramatically. Many of us are facing financial insecurities, health fears, or job loss; parents, families, and schools have been impacted; even our ways of connecting with each other have radically changed.
So who are we without all the usual outer achievements we rely on to keep our sense of self-worth intact? How do we feel about ourselves when we no longer have access to the external things we use to maintain our self-esteem?
We invite you to join us for Indestructible Self-Esteem, the first in our 2020 Spirituality in Daily Life online seminar series on the Divine Heart of Humanity. Diamond Approach Teacher Andreas Mouskos will support you in discovering your true inner value so you can navigate your day-to-day life knowing your worth and loving yourself unconditionally.
Andreas was born in London, UK, was raised in Cyprus, studied architecture in Florence, Italy, and later psychology in Colorado, in the USA. During his teen years, he became involved with the well-known teacher in Cyprus, known as Daskalos. Andreas later studied briefly with a Sufi and continued for 15 years in the Hindu tradition, before discovering the Diamond Approach in 1988.
To make online spiritual support more accessible to our global community, especially during the pandemic, we offer two additional “Pay It Forward” payment options in addition to the regular fee. For those who need help, we offer a reduced tuition option, and for those who are able to help, we offer the chance to give a “Pay It Forward” addition to regular tuition, with those additions going directly to provide scholarship opportunities for others.
This course is one part of the 3-part video teaching series Divine Heart of Humanity. Each course in this series may be purchased individually, or you can register for the full series for a combined discount.
“Ridhwan” is a Sufi word. It means “satisfied and satisfying.” Our school, home to more than 4,000 students across the globe, has the potential to both help you to be fulfilled and to help others be fulfilled. Students learn to ground, sensitize, recognize, and trust the inherent guidance of Being.
The Diamond Approach is the core teaching of the Ridhwan School, a spiritual path that approaches our ordinary experiences, emotions, and sensations in a friendly way of understanding. This radical acceptance of our situation allows something to come through that puts us in touch with our spirituality.
In the Diamond Approach, everything we experience is utilized as a doorway to our spiritual nature. Rather than negating or seeking to transcend parts of our humanness that are considered barriers to realization, we learn to approach each aspect of our physical, emotional, and mental experience with acceptance and open curiosity to discover its truth. We do meditation and other exercises, but the main method is inquiry: non-judgment of what we’re experiencing, which brings crisp clarity into one’s own truth.
In this pre-recorded interactive workshop, you’ll hear a talk from Andreas, participate in experiential exercises, and learn from other participants in the Q&A portion with Andreas.
This is a recording of the live event that took place on Sunday, April 19th.
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We realize that many in our communities are facing economic uncertainties right now given the impacts of the pandemic. To honor those challenges and make this program more widely accessible to anyone who needs it, you may register by selecting one of the “pay what you can” tuition options below.