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by kiki
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Can awakening happen in stages?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

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: 81

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: 39
Views: 1092

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: 39
Views: 1092

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: 486

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: 1997

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: 486

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: 281

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: 596

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: 174

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: 1706

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: 669

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...
by kiki
Sat May 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 82980

Re: Awakening

Thanks for sharing, Alicia. The account of your experience is good food for others to imbibe. Once one has a direct experience the teachings of others becomes clarified and deeply meaningful. Following my first foray into meditation in 1973 I came across the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti and a few...
by kiki
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who or What?
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Who or What?

Well said, WW. It's a subtle but very important point, and I really like the way you phrased it to make the distinction.
by kiki
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, seeking awakening !
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Hello, seeking awakening !

Welcome to the forum, Bryan. Stillness Speaks is my favorite Tolle book, but I think listening to it is even better than reading it. Let the words wash over you as he speaks without struggling to understand the concepts, and use the frequent pauses in narration to just rest. At some point you will n...