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by kiki
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difficulty with Presence
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Difficulty with Presence

I agree with Webwanderer. Build up familiarity with presence throughout the day as much as possible. In less challenging times it's easier to become present and that habit will serve you better when confronted with more challenging situations.
by kiki
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Grateful to have found this forum
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Grateful to have found this forum

Welcome aboard, WatcherLK. I can only echo Sighclone and Webwanderer's advice about not sharing this with just anybody, even family members. I've learned the hard way that that's nearly always a sure-fire way of turning people off. Your best strategy in how to 'talk' about this is simply to live in ...
by kiki
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Can awakening happen in stages?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Can awakening happen in stages?

I found Eckhart Tolle on the internet. Don't remember what I googled. Can't stop listening, analyzing and trying to learn. So if I'm trying to learn and practice being present, does that mean I'm not awake yet? To keep listening, reading and thinking about this is standard behavior for most everyon...
by kiki
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: hi

Welcome immie. I look forward to your input.

kiki
by kiki
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 49
Views: 2525

Re: What are we?

Lots of mental machinations going on here that only serves the purpose of keeping mind/ego in a continual loop of further questioning. What is primary in your life, knowing the answer to every question mind comes up to make the ego feel happy with or actually becoming consciously present to the here...
by kiki
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 49
Views: 2525

Re: What are we?

There are many approaches to meditation, but in my opinion whatever you find simplest/easiest is the best for you to begin with. You can always try something else if you don't find one effective in settling the mind's activity if you've been practicing something for a while, but whatever you choose ...
by kiki
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A more simple understanding of awareness/presence
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: A more simple understanding of awareness/presence

Another great post, Nyseto. Presence is here now, and now is the only "place"/time reality can exist and it's always now. Not being noticed doesn't mean it isn't here. That pesky noisy "me" that's looking for it only gets in the way of its realization. If you/ego are looking for something it's assum...
by kiki
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: High functioning Autism and enlightment
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: High functioning Autism and enlightment

I echo Webwander's recommendation of Stillness Speaks. You might want to get the audio version as well. The way Tolle reads it has a way of allowing presence to blossom quite naturally. Just listen with more attention given to the pauses than trying to figure out the meaning of the words. Edited to ...
by kiki
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A more simple understanding of awareness/presence
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: A more simple understanding of awareness/presence

I'm surprised to be posting this but I just had to because of what I noticed in my own experience which led to a much better understanding of what this forum is all about-so this may be of help for some. The more simple things are kept in terms of spirituality, the easier it is to understand. These...
by kiki
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: religious beliefs
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: religious beliefs

if true self is 100% whole and complete why would a person choose to "believe"?... from the pov of awareness everything is just like it should be no matter what does or does not happen..aren't "beliefs" what create the false self?..please share. From the point of view of awareness everything is jus...
by kiki
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Wisdom From Beyond
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

Re: Wisdom From Beyond

What a great video! Thank you, WW.
by kiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy to share my road to presence
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Happy to share my road to presence

Welcome to the community, Up2p; looking forward to your contributions.
by kiki
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Eric
Replies: 10
Views: 1869

Re: Hello from Eric

Hi Eric, enjoy your new digs, and good luck with your meet-ups.
by kiki
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramana Maharshis Who am I? I need help understanding it
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Ramana Maharshis Who am I? I need help understanding it

My questions about the nature of the Self is basically is it just pure Awareness? It is the substratum in which all objects appear in it, it is formless and cannot be located? What you fundamentally are is formless pure Awareness. But if so, this body we all take to be ourselves or identify with in...