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by kiki
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is effort necessary to stay present?
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Is effort necessary to stay present?

I think you are doing wonderfully - just keep doing what you are doing. At some point being awake will be the default mode, and when it becomes obvious you have momentarily slipped back into something else that moment of recognition will be all that's needed to return to presence. Welcome to the for...
by kiki
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School of Awakening certification with your name on it
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: School of Awakening certification with your name on it

If true I find this astounding and troubling. It could be the business people around Tolle who are promoting this, which is a ridiculous thing to begin with. If that's the case ET should have nixed the whole idea, in fact, in my opinion he still should. No one who is actually awake needs or even wan...
by kiki
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?

Trust builds when you try his suggestions and see the results. Do you have to believe everything he says? Of course not. See what works for you and disregard the rest. In time you can revisit what was discarded, and oftentimes you will have a different experience. By the way, welcome to the forum, b...
by kiki
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just hello.
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Just hello.

Hello back to you, Loffe. Settle yourself in, get yourself your favorite hot beverage and explore the forum. When you have specific questions just jump in and ask.

kiki
by kiki
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello wise family
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Hello wise family

Welcome to our community; glad to have someone join us from Italy. There is a lot of material to explore, so do take some time to poke around. Ultimately, the path to the discovery of what you are looking for is closer than your very breath.

kiki
by kiki
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Inner body meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Inner body meditation

I think it is very effective in diverting attention away from thought-stream, and that gives a practitioner the opportunity to realize that they are not a thought-based entity. When that realization comes will differ from person to person. Some people simply cannot feel the inner body when they firs...
by kiki
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Waking Up in the World
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Waking Up in the World

I received this notice today from Sounds True about a free online program featuring 30 spiritual teachers and social visionaries over a 10 day period beginning on September 24. Over the years I've purchased a number of helpful things from Sounds True, and this looks to be something quite worthwhile....
by kiki
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

I just want to say, AwakeTheCat, that I thoroughly enjoy your "ramblings".
by kiki
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Your understanding is very solid. My only clarification is this: There is no decision I make to "put on the ego" for whatever the situation requires; it just happens on its own. I'm in the world and whatever the requirement is for me to respond appropriately to the situation happens automatically. A...
by kiki
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

What did you mean by your last line? You are saying the ego is useful tool in dealing with others. Can you expand? When we go about our daily lives we often interact with others, and in so doing we present to them the persona that they've been accustomed to seeing - in other words, to them we are w...
by kiki
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Good luck with your recovery, Andy! I was just thinking about you and wondering if you have gotten any biking in lately; probably not.
by kiki
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

The more I can be with the thought of "What does life want from me," the more at peace I felt. I realized then in my meditative state that I was willing to let things unfold as they need to. And simultaneously the answers to what am I supposed to do got simpler - I just have to do what's required o...
by kiki
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

When you are fully present there are no expectations; there are no preferences; there are no regrets; there are no aversions; there are no wants; there are no hopes or desires for things to be anything different than what is currently appearing. Peace isn't dependent upon thinking. In fact, it often...
by kiki
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Welcome to the forum, AwaketheCat. It strikes me that the root of dissolving identification with ego, to let go, is to truly see WHAT is so hard to let go that I feel the need to hold onto the identification with the ego in the first place. More accurately, what underlying fear cements the false-sel...
by kiki
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Creating a superior ego
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Creating a superior ego

I have a question, seeing that all living human beings must have an ego, is it okay to work on transitioning from an inferior to a superior ego? Do you think that so long as I keep from identifying myself intensely with the new ego, that this can be a healthy thing? I wouldn't think in terms of "su...