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by Fiona_W
Wed May 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do we die? how do you understand it?
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: do we die? how do you understand it?

My sense is that the best mindset to approach what happens after the death of the body is one of of openness, curiosity, and a desire for leaving strongly imagined notions behind. In other words, a clean break of all beliefs in favor of a larger reality. I like that. Well said! I also want to say t...
by Fiona_W
Tue May 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do we die? how do you understand it?
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: do we die? how do you understand it?

I appreciate how thoroughly you've thought through all your different components of Death, Webwanderer, and thanks for explaining them so clearly. But one of them seems a little odd to me, so I'm going to quote it back and ask you to elaborate a bit. The second component is the transference of the s...
by Fiona_W
Sun May 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do we die? how do you understand it?
Replies: 11
Views: 613

do we die? how do you understand it?

I think I'm making a fair amount of progress in understanding the basic message of non-dualism, although I have a ways to go in assimilating ongoing Presence into my daily life. But there's one part of the package, at least such that I've read it so far, that I can't seem to make sense of: to put it...
by Fiona_W
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What about when you don't agree
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: What about when you don't agree

Alicia's right, Sami. The fact that you've observed your "ego complaining in your head" is a very good thing indeed! I also agree with all of her helpful suggestions. If I were in your shoes, my next step would be to accept that ego and its noisy complaints, to make sure that I'm not fighting those ...
by Fiona_W
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who or What?
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: Who or What?

Very nice, both the original posting and the poem taking off from stillness. I remember clearly the time I first encountered an explicit teaching about our true nature (well, unless you count the Gospels). I was preparing, at the age of 16, to go for a few months to live with an Indian family in Mad...
by Fiona_W
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: how do I remain present while being with my memories?
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: how do I remain present while being with my memories?

Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful replies. I'm getting the sense, as both kiki and turiya in particular describe, in different ways, that the best approach is a going back and forth between touching base with Stillness, flowing forth in the world of memories and words, then touching base agai...
by Fiona_W
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: how do I remain present while being with my memories?
Replies: 9
Views: 762

how do I remain present while being with my memories?

I have a specific quandary. I sent it in as a question for ET, but I doubt he'll have time to get around to it. I have started writing my autobiography, something I have felt an inner drive to do for several years now. As far as I can tell, I want to do this not from an egoic opinion that my life hi...
by Fiona_W
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Fi
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Howdy from Fi

Thank you so much, kiki, for your wise words! Tonight I'm not ruminating over my grief. Instead, I've been spending time with the two wonderful, loving cats who are my companions now . There's a terrific concept in existential psychology called "being with." Right now I am being with these sentient ...
by Fiona_W
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Fi
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Howdy from Fi

Howdy, fellow Eckhart Tolle fans! (I say "howdy" 'cause I'm originally from Texas.) My name is Fiona, but you can call me Fi ("fee"). I'm a 63-yr-old American artist (collage, mail art) & writer (nonfiction) & retired physician. I've been married for 40 years (!) to the same guy, a ponytailed botani...