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by Ives
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: De-energising thought forms (Guilt & OCD)
Replies: 44
Views: 5393

Re: De-energising thought forms (Guilt & OCD)

How great to read this thread again after all these years!
Thanks guys.
by Ives
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beautiful writing: My Girlfriend by Jeff Foster
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Beautiful writing: My Girlfriend by Jeff Foster

The spiritual masters of old all didn't have wives or girlfriends. Fair enough, though how can we be sure about such things? For example, it is said that Socrates had a really awful wife. I have heard that once a young man asked Socrates if it was wise to marry. Socrates replied: “Yes. Go ahead and...
by Ives
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Friends for life
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Friends for life

This is a great analogy.

Make friends with the guy -- or suffer endlessly.
by Ives
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Identification

In infancy we are struggling to gain a sense of boundaries. This is me; that is not me.

When this struggle begins to bear fruit, we start to see where we are in this world.
Then the fascination begins: if I am this, I can also be that toy!
by Ives
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Zen
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Zen

Excellent logical explanation.
by Ives
Tue May 27, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the pain body want more pain?
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: Why does the pain body want more pain?

Can anyone offer some more insights into why I need to keep feeding the pain? Good question. Actually you don’t need to keep feeding the pain. It is in a state of unconsciousness that the pain body goes on replenishing itself. As to why it does this, I think we can say that all living entities want...
by Ives
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do I avoid the subtle traps?
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: How do I avoid the subtle traps?

For example, you are in an argument. Someone is being angry/unpleasant to you. You feel angry/hurt and defensive. You try and allow these feelings and accept them. BUT in reality, you just repress these feelings (or you end up reacting and e.g. shouting back) How do you do what is advised? Okay, he...
by Ives
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do I avoid the subtle traps?
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: How do I avoid the subtle traps?

For example, you are in an argument. Someone is being angry/unpleasant to you. You feel angry/hurt and defensive. You try and allow these feelings and accept them. BUT in reality, you just repress these feelings (or you end up reacting and e.g. shouting back) Great example. Observe, observe, observ...
by Ives
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any enlightened punk rockers out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Any enlightened punk rockers out there?

I find the Ramones simply celestial.
by Ives
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Non-Resistance to What Is
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Re: Non-Resistance to What Is

You're right.
It's a beautiful practice.
by Ives
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Physical Reaction to Job Situation
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Physical Reaction to Job Situation

Hi Tiziana and welcome to the board! Your situation reminds me of a similar reaction I once had in an office job. To resolve it, I used a technique that would probably not be considered very ‘spiritual’, but which was actually quite effective in handling unwanted physical reactions. What I did was I...
by Ives
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is self-esteem bad?
Replies: 34
Views: 3468

Re: Is self-esteem bad?

“Self-esteem is replaced by something deeper and more real”. This is the last line from the Eckhart link posted above by Eric. So much wisdom in so few words. The ups and downs of self-esteem ('The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune', as Shakespeare said) are replaced by the reality of the now.
by Ives
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Another "pointer"
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: Another "pointer"

Here in Italy many advertisement slogans tend to be in English, because it’s considered to be real chic. The one that always strikes me is the Vodafone slogan: “Life is Now”.

It’s plastered all over the place, as well as being in TV ads.
That’s a cool reminder.
by Ives
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm being Judgmental
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: I'm being Judgmental

I have a similar experience with my girlfriend. Every time I see she is clumsy, lacking in self-confidence, fearful, ignorant, etc…. I judge her. It’s just a mechanism that kicks in on its own. It is not that ‘I’ actually decide to do it. I have had a little bit of relief by using this technique: ac...
by Ives
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Do your thoughts create reality?
Replies: 48
Views: 10711

Re: Do your thoughts create reality?

We become what we think about all day.
The question is: "What are you thinking about?"

-- Wayne Dyer