When I sit in on the teachings of others, and find a structure in place, there is usually a great deal of confusion coming from those in attendance. Not really of course - because no one is ever confused, but the appearance of confusion arises.
Let us note that all structures have as much potential to get in the way as they do to lead someone toward their own inherent freedom, which is why I do not use them - preferring an unstructured approach that is alive to the needs of the moment.
There is also the possibility that a structured approach can become rigid in the hands of one who is still working from a conditioned view of life. Meaning that if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Whatever the tool, one size does not fit all!
Finally, with a structured approach it is very easy for someone to become identified with the approach - mistaking the path for the destination. Here we have the unfortunate potential to create purists who’s dedication to the path obscures it’s intended purpose.
This is not to say that there is anything wrong with structures - but it’s important, as a teacher or a student, to understand the potential perils and pitfalls of structured approaches; and to acknowledge the unstructured nature of what *THIS* *IS*.
" In the last approximately 2 years of attending your sessions, talks, groups, and social gatherings, my perception of my interpretation of reality has tremendously shifted to a much more fearless approach to life. Learned how to LET BE AND JUST BE. I believe the study of a non-dualistic approach to Spirituality or Life is the highest form of teachings to learn to be 'in the world but not of the world'. Freedom is here with us once we realize there is no prison, we are the prison. Thanks for your commitment to sharing your path with us. ~Rudy
"Thank you Bradley for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and most of all for just being your authentic self through your teachings and classes! They came at the perfect moment I needed them and allowed me to open my heart just a little more. Trust a little more and understand it is all perfect and all okay whatever is happening. Just BE with what is... And allow it to awaken and deepen us even more to our true essence! ~Leslie
"You patiently listened to my insistence that I just "had to KNOW!" and offered even more caring and thoughtful insights for me to mull over and ponder. After what was probably a longer call than you anticipated, I felt heard, understood and ready for whatever was "next". ~Josie