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by kiki
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: A Meditation by Rupert Spira
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: A Meditation by Rupert Spira

I like Rupert very much.
by kiki
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maintaining awareness throughout the day
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Maintaining awareness throughout the day

Following the breath is simply a place to put attention on when thought stream has taken you on a mental trip. It's those mental trips into the future or past that people get caught up and lost in that keep attention away from presence. If there is a situation that needs thinking then allow mind/int...
by kiki
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 2855

Re: Apathy

Glad to hear your report, kharr1sma. Your body has accumulated a lot of stress over the years, and medications can certainly affect how you feel as they alter the nervous system, and coming off them can be rough. I see that you have gained some insight in how to approach wellness more effectively ra...
by kiki
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA

Welcome to our community, kharr1sma. Glad you found Eckhart's teaching, which I'm sure will be beneficial to you. There's another teacher out there who has written a book on the same thing, but he's coming at it from the angle to help people who have substance abuse like he did. He actually was a po...
by kiki
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kill the Ego
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: Kill the Ego

However I have a question about the times I was 'fully' awake. There was utter and complete peace. There was just complete silence and happiness. Yes, good. But I guess I din't get rid of my Ego because it came back anyway. But for a time it seemed like I was completely free. Yes, it will come back...
by kiki
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kill the Ego
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: Kill the Ego

Even a temporary thought structure is real is it not? Isn't it real for the time in exists in the mind, until you successfully disidentify with it? The appearance of the Ego and its various characteristics help us to recognize dysfunction and thereby not identify with it. I guess you could call the...
by kiki
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kill the Ego
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: Kill the Ego

What dissolves is identification with ego. Once that happens ego makes fewer and fewer appearances, and when it does show up it is seen more and more easily for the illusion that it is. As it shows up less frequently the number of thoughts in the mind diminishes significantly, and without thoughts d...
by kiki
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brazil
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Hello from Brazil

Hello Louis, and welcome to our community. I may be wrong, but I think you may be our first Brazilian.

Glad to have you here.

kiki
by kiki
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kill the Ego
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: Recreating intense suffering intentionally?

I was just thinking about a permanent, effective strategy to dissolve the ego once and for all. Well, first the bad news: I wouldn't count on finding something that will "dissolve" the ego once and for all since ego doesn't dissolve. Even after waking up ego will make appearances. Once awake, howev...
by kiki
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Hi cardinalflash, and welcome to our community. Your experience reminds me of something that happened to me when I was a teenager (I am now 67). I was in bed waiting for sleep to come when suddenly "I" dropped away and was left completely awake, but without thoughts. I'm not sure how or why it happe...
by kiki
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone from Pakistan
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Hello Everyone from Pakistan

Hi Kiki,
What do you need to know about me? Ask anything
Well, what is the motivating factor in your interest in awakening? How did it start and who or what have been influences for you in this area of interest?
by kiki
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practical tips on Practicing Presence
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Practical tips on Practicing Presence

Hello healingpresence, and welcome to the community - I suggest you do a search on my older posts, especially from the early years of this community, because many of them are about the nuts and bolts of realizing presence. Click on my name and you will find a page that will have a link to all of my ...
by kiki
Wed May 23, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?

Lying to oneself means you've hooked into the thought stream and are believing something it is telling you. Waking up does not depend on beliefs, but instead is completely independent of beliefs - no beliefs are required whatsoever to be present and awake. So, as the saying goes, the proof is in the...
by kiki
Tue May 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: Wild Wild Country

but he definitely made some bad personal choices, especially about who was running his organization, Sheela! I have no dispute with this. Yes, he obviously made some decisions that caused one to wonder, and others that did not serve his movement well. That's why I ignored him when all the bad press...
by kiki
Thu May 17, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cornwall . UK.
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Hello from Cornwall . UK.

Welcome to the board, Relaxedracer. I like to ride too for the same reason, only I ride bicycles. For me it's like a moving meditation. I look forward to your contributions here.

kiki