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by kiki
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Waking Up in the World
Replies: 1
Views: 142

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: 1333

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: 1333

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: 1333

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: 1333

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: 582

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: 582

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: 1333

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: 473

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...
by kiki
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Direct Path
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: The Direct Path

I like direct path teachings very much, though I feel you have to be "ripe" for them. Complete novices to the awakening "journey" may require a more indirect method.
by kiki
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self hatred after messing up something sacred to me
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Self hatred after messing up something sacred to me

I see Eckhart Tolle talks about these kinds of tragedies as catalysts for awakening, does this apply even to these self created tragedies? It certainly does. What's past is past, and no amount of self-flagellation and guilt can change what happened. Repeatedly beating yourself up for something in t...
by kiki
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Divorce and soul alignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1699

Re: Divorce and soul alignment

Nicely said, Aquarius.
by kiki
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: A Change Of Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: A Change Of Direction

I just sent it now after some editing.
by kiki
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: A Change Of Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: A Change Of Direction

I am sending a new Private Message to you.
by kiki
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Thought For Today
Replies: 298
Views: 13574

Re: Thought For Today

You have a Private Message, please read it.