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by prospero
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Silence in relationships
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Silence in relationships

Many thanks for these insights I relate very much to the theme of spiritual dedication. I Suppose I live 2 lives, one spiritual, one worldly. Its not enough to simply bring the spiritual into the worldly. There needs to be an identity alignment with spirit in such a way that ones circumstances proce...
by prospero
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Silence in relationships
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Silence in relationships

Hi All, something to run by you Having just ended a relationship I inevitably turn to self reflection and seeing patterns with other previous partners I big theme that comes up is the issue of silence in relationship. Since my spiritual path began I have become increasingly comfortable with silence....
by prospero
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Challenging Eckhart: Practice is necessary, as is clock time
Replies: 152
Views: 24748

"Although Union with the Beloved
Is never given as a reward for one's efforts,
Strive, O heart, as much as you are able"

Sufi poet, Hafiz
by prospero
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yin/Yang vs Space/Form
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

From my experience, men are more identified with the dissociative and individualistic left brain, while women identify with the embodied and collective right brain. obviously there are big exceptions and cross overs to this general rule. I don't think we live in a left brain society per se. I think ...
by prospero
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What we really are?
Replies: 28
Views: 5356

"i am not mind or body - i am awareness" if you attach to the words letters, and mental presence of this thought, you will deny everything that is not awareness - rocks trees ideas feelings and even your own body. if you abide in the reality behind those words you will abide primarily with awareness...
by prospero
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does Awareness have a need?
Replies: 21
Views: 3695

Hi Robin, I believe creativity spills out of awareness like a cup spilling over. When we find our identity in being, we realise in it such abundence, that this has to flow out. The expression of that abundence can vary greatly and may not always make sense or be interesting to the ego. But it is alw...
by prospero
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Where do consciousness go?
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

'you' are always aware, even in dreamless sleep. The ego identifies with the talking mind and the body - so it is no surprise that as the body/mind goes into shutdown, the false sense of 'I' appears to follow it - but this only appears to happen and is another illusion. sometimes when i am meditatin...
by prospero
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: E.T. teachings and psychoterapy
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

hello, Here are some quotes I have collected on this theme... And its so, self-esteem is an intermediate thing that for a little while makes your life more pleasant, and then after awhile you see the unsatisfactory nature even of that because you cannot uphold continuous self-esteem, its hard work, ...
by prospero
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: E.T. teachings and psychoterapy
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

thanks for the encouragement Heidi! yes, the innovater of Gestalt therapy, Fritz Perls once said that "Awareness itself is curative", because so much of our disfunctions depends on not being recognised/felt/accepted etc. I suppose the temptation with disolving the painbody is that you immediately fo...
by prospero
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: E.T. teachings and psychoterapy
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

I am training to be a counseler/psychotherapist, and often wonder about the relationship between what I do and the truth of Being. therapuetic work is like altering a dream to be relatively happy. The true spiritual path is like waking from the dream altogether. However, as you engage in therapuetic...
by prospero
Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Islamic violence
Replies: 9
Views: 1906

Islamic violence

The recent attacks on scandinavian embassies in response to the cartoon depiction of Mohammed got me thinking. The initiates behind the mystical origins of every religion had a concept of god as the awareness and being behaind all forms. In their view, it was 'inappropriate' to convey the formless, ...
by prospero
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The molecular dance of John the fish...
Replies: 13
Views: 2674

yeah I'd go with that. It gets nit-picky with words, and Im sure we are in agreement, but here goes: Could we say that the suffering is RELATIVELY real, and it arises out of misunderstanding who we ULTIMATELY are And the Ultimate is SO ultimate that it includes the possibilty of experiencing that re...
by prospero
Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The molecular dance of John the fish...
Replies: 13
Views: 2674

good posts (and great title!) :D

One day we may all KNOW that perceiving suffering as ultimately illusory AND reaching out to alleviate the suffering of others - are not mutually exclusive concepts.
by prospero
Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is There A Soul or is it Merely a Belief?
Replies: 13
Views: 2766

thanks, nice article. :) When Eckhart Tolle speaks of our witness awareness, he speaks of an undifferenciated and singular 'emptiness' that we all ultimately are. So how come 'my' undifferenciated and singular emptiness is 'now' aware of a screen and fingers typing a keyboard, and 'your' undifferenc...
by prospero
Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: body/mind/soul/spirit
Replies: 1
Views: 849

body/mind/soul/spirit

The spirit is the pure awareness that allows us to percieve and be aware of all our thoughts, feelings and sensory perceptions. Anything you can think of or experience arises in the field of awareness that the ancients called 'spirit'. If you built a robot that looked and behaved exactly like a huma...