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by lakeswimr
Mon May 20, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The importance of honouring our needs.
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: The importance of honouring our needs.

Byron Katie's 'The Work' is one method of inquiry. You can watch videos of her on youtube, check her website and even check our her books for more info. I think if you answer the questions in your paragraph above you might find a lot of good things to question during inquiry. For example, 'i have ne...
by lakeswimr
Sat May 18, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The importance of honouring our needs.
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: The importance of honouring our needs.

I think that's a pretty good reply, rideforever. :) I read your link, jayakanth. I think it makes some nice points but I see things differently. For me in my experience, I always used to look for fulfillment and also for myself in other people. That put me in a difficult position because I wasn't in...
by lakeswimr
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: Are these words by Adyashanti true in your experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 3143

Re: Are these words by Adyashanti true in your experience?

I saw Adyashanti speak in person and while I could be wrong about all this, at the time I felt that I felt positive energy that sprang from him out all around him. Even as I drove there I started to notice and feel this energy and it got stronger and stronger as I approached and entered the place wh...
by lakeswimr
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: How can we accept heavy diseases ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1999

Re: How can we accept heavy diseases ?

I hope this doesn't sound flippant because I don't mean it that way. The first thing that popped into my head when I read your post was, 'do we really have any choice? What is the other option?' Well, IME, the other option is to not accept things the way they are and to feel upset inside along with ...
by lakeswimr
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: On Krishnamurthi : Fragmentation
Replies: 18
Views: 2366

Re: On Krishnamurthi : Fragmentation

When you ask what to do now do you mean if you are in a similar situation again where you become self conscious? I think what you did was very good--you observed your discomfort and were conscious of it. I think you can continue to do this in any future experiences you may have like that. I like to ...
by lakeswimr
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Problem with dating
Replies: 27
Views: 3867

Re: Problem with dating

On a related note to this, what is self esteem? And do I have to bother trying to improve my self esteem? Doesent self esteem imply a self image? What i have realized that my self image has improved because of cold approach. When i first started out, it was dreadful. I felt most of my approaches we...
by lakeswimr
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Problem with dating
Replies: 27
Views: 3867

Re: Problem with dating

I did not read the whole thread but I would recommend a few things. One is listening. I am working on that myself. :) What I find is that most people like people who are good at listening. To me listening is a spiritual thing because it means I'm not trying to do something. I'm present and enjoying ...
by lakeswimr
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Am I trying too hard to get into the Now
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Am I trying too hard to get into the Now

I think you got some great replies already. :) It sounds like you want to 'achieve being in the NOW' in order to have this super intelligence in order to do everything to the best possible level. This sounds to me like ego wanting to use the NOW to increase itself and that is not what living in the ...
by lakeswimr
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Tragedy in CT
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: Tragedy in CT

I feel very sad about it but I also can't let myself think about it all the time. I don't mean sticking my head in the sand about it. What I mean is that as I"m sure you see, the media is going to publish and televise every tiny detail, details we don't need to know, details that only serve to feed ...
by lakeswimr
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a faith-based belief?
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Is this a faith-based belief?

I would suppose that him saying that comes from experiences he had that he talks about in the start of TPON but does not go into much detail about. So, it isn't something faith based and isn't something he is going to be able to prove scientifically, either.
by lakeswimr
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you deal with unpleasant feelings
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: How do you deal with unpleasant feelings

I watch them and see how my body feels as a result of them. I accept them or try to accept them or I accept that I can't accept them at the moment. I like Cognitive Behavior Therapy's approach to dealing with them which is quite similar if not the same, only a bit more formalized. You might want to ...
by lakeswimr
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: free book from Adjashanti
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

free book from Adjashanti

Did anyone else get the free book from Adyashanti in the mail? I got one unexpectedly yesterday from him--about 50 or so pages long. Looks good so far. I was surprised by it, though, as you usually don't get free things, you know? :)
by lakeswimr
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: A rationalist and his difficulties w/ Tolle
Replies: 51
Views: 4388

Re: A rationalist and his difficulties w/ Tolle

I'm not sure whether my reply will be helpful in any way but here goes...I have felt as you do about other spiritual teachers, but not about Tolle. But because of this I think I can relate to what you are saying. There are other authors I have read and while I liked much of what they said my mind fo...
by lakeswimr
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: How often do you go back to Eckharts books
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: How often do you go back to Eckharts books

I re-read TPON and Stillness Speaks multiple times. I had a harder time with A New Earth. ET has a picture book of flowers with quotes by him and Byron Katie that I really loved. I haven't been re-reading his books for some time now but that picture book's quotes were like some of the best of both E...