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by kiki
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everybody
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: Hello Everybody

Welcome to the forum, Runamok27.

kiki
by kiki
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Do you recomend any meditation for a complete beginner?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Do you recomend any meditation for a complete beginner?

Another question. Can I add a mantra to the meditation you gave me? The mantra is So Hum, it is said to give many benefits but the principal point is that breath meditation is very boring, maybe the mantra can help me mantain the focus. Sure. I've used it myself in the past. The mind seems to need ...
by kiki
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Having difficulty living in the present
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Having difficulty living in the present

Welcome to the forum, AllArtist1963.

kiki
by kiki
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: What happens in meditation?

Maintain a regular practice, twice daily if possible. The challenge early in one's practice is to be disciplined and not give up. This sort of practice will take time before you begin to notice the kind of things I outlined in my response to joe. If you put expectations upon your meditation sessions...
by kiki
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: What happens in meditation?

Following the breath is one type of meditation that uses the breath as a focus for attention, and serves as a means to redirect attention away from thought stream, body sensations and emotions. At the physical level, as attention gets repeatedly redirected onto the breath mind activity begins to qui...
by kiki
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Do you recomend any meditation for a complete beginner?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Do you recomend any meditation for a complete beginner?

I also recommend following the breath (I recommend eyes closed for beginners) with a slight variation in Webwanderer's recommendation. I'd begin by doing an eyes closed scan of the body, noticing and relaxing whatever part of your body is holding tension and then letting go of that tension. Then I'd...
by kiki
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from BC, Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Hello from BC, Canada

Welcome to the forum, Nikki. I've always wanted to visit BC; maybe some day I'll get there. Glad to have you here, and am looking forward to your contribution.

kiki
by kiki
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: So just curious are the members of the forum Buddhist?
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: So just curious are the members of the forum Buddhist?

I was raised Roman Catholic, but left it more than 20 years ago, and have not followed any religion since, although I have an affinity to Buddhism.
by kiki
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Having difficulty living in the present
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Having difficulty living in the present

Hi in the broader sense of the term living in the present, how do tolle followers put behind them a childhood of bullying? By starting with this moment; where else can you start? Life is always about this moment because that's where life is actually lived. Being consciously present dissolves though...
by kiki
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Awakening and Quantum Phisics
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Awakening and Quantum Phisics

It's an interesting question that has crossed my mind as well; even physicists don't understand what it is. Maybe they've bumped up to the borderline between the two, and that's what makes it so confounding and interesting for scientists. At that level atomic particles mysteriously bubble up from so...
by kiki
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: I'm Having Trouble With My Conversations
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: I'm Having Trouble With My Conversations

I was a little reluctant to put that last paragraph in for that very reason - it can easily become more about us, and a backdoor entrance to feed the ego. But it's more advanced course stuff. Until you can find the peace and stillness within yourself, the subtleties of the approach he describes will...
by kiki
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: I'm Having Trouble With My Conversations
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: I'm Having Trouble With My Conversations

I learned years ago not to overtly push people in any way towards meditation or awakening because most people aren't ready for it and you'll only turn them off. To be like a religious evangelist in promoting meditation and awakening can be a huge turn off, so be careful. I learned that the hard way....
by kiki
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identity is Gone, is This Common?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Identity is Gone, is This Common?

Nice report, ThatAwareness. "This" awareness recognizes "ThatAwareness" since it's the same awareness.

Andy, good insights.
by kiki
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Other spiritual teachers?
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Other spiritual teachers?

From our website: viewforum.php?f=28 I highly recommend Adyashanti. Here's a link on our board: viewforum.php?f=29 and here's a link to his website, which is excellent http://www.adyashanti.org
by kiki
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Having difficulty living in the present
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Having difficulty living in the present

If it's easier to put awareness in the body to be present then stick with that. Thought stream is so habitual you can't expect it to stop when you first begin to watch thoughts. It takes clock time to first notice the "gap" between thoughts. However, consciousness is still present, otherwise you wou...