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by YUDoodat
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a description of awakening?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Quite an interesting post, goatboy. Thanks for sharing it.

I like the analogy about seeking and the horizon. It is there, but one will never reach it. However, we are always on someone's horizon, so in truth, we are already there and simply don't recognize that fact.
by YUDoodat
Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Progressing stages of consciousness?
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Progressing stages of consciousness?

I just woke up (from natural sleep, that is) and I remember experiencing something curious and wonderful that has happened to me twice in the last couple of months. Perhaps some of you are experiencing similar things? I will attempt to describe my experience here. (This ain't gonna be easy!) I remem...
by YUDoodat
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Memory
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Yes. To be even more specific, Jesus said, "The Kingdom of heaven is within you." In other words, to go out of this world, we must go in. To go up, we must delve deeply down inside where we will encounter the Presence of God. Imaike wrote: Yet, it seems valid in some way to conjure up a zen-like exp...
by YUDoodat
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What of men?
Replies: 45
Views: 4865

Allow me a word in edgewise... Thank you. To all of you who have contributed to this thread -- which is quickly becoming a rope with which any of us may hang ourselves! This dialogue has degenerated into a classic example of the age-old conflict between Man and Woman. Woman wants to feel good about ...
by YUDoodat
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Momentum
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Thanks, Webwanderer & eseward. If I may pursue the above line of reasoning a little further. I think I understand your point about right and wrong and judgment, Web. When we judge the actions of another according to our own personal set of standards and expectations, it always only serves to strengt...
by YUDoodat
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Momentum
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Interesting post, weichen. It is my experience that the little choices never seem to stay little. Especially when they are repeated over and over within a protracted time period of, say, a month to a year, or more. Their collective energy seems to 'add up' as it were, to tip the scales of our experi...
by YUDoodat
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Beauty?
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

Yes, Weichen, I tend to agree.

Paradoxically, Wings, being wailed on with the 'ugly stick' has the tendency to make one beautiful. You grok? [ grok = "understand", in Robt. Heinlein's great SF novel "Stranger in a Strange Land"]
by YUDoodat
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Beauty?
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

diogenes wrote: The human mind can't stand that it does not decide it's own fate. It scrambles, terrified, trying to solve this problem. It never will. But, as Tolle himself points out, it is often people who are confronted with cancer or another terminal illness who reach the end of resistance. Th...
by YUDoodat
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: eckhart tolle tour too expensive
Replies: 87
Views: 25381

You are right of course, diogenes. My prominent ego was preening itself like a Vegas showgirl in front of a full-length mirror in my last post. My apologies for trying to stir things up a bit. Sarcasm comes too easily to me sometimes, I am afraid...All the best to you, Sir.
by YUDoodat
Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Beauty?
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

Diogenes wrote: A puddle of puke in the fast food parking lot, however, does not agree with our sensibilities. Therefore, it is ugly and we reject it. Beauty, as I understand it, lives there, too. We will simply never see it for not allowing ourselves to look. Based on your statement, Diogenes, you ...
by YUDoodat
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Beauty?
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

Thanks for your considered responses Ives, eseward, Webwanderer, and JD. Ives wrote: Apart from visual beauty and sensorial beauty in general, isn’t there a great beauty in finding your true self? Dropping the false, letting go, and letting the Truth emerge. That’s the most beautiful thing that’s ha...
by YUDoodat
Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Beauty?
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

What is Beauty?

I threatened in another thread to start this one, and I can think of no better time than Now to initiate it.(':wink:') Beauty is one of the subtle, perhaps even sublime, qualities of Life that is very difficult to pin down with a concrete definition. Let me just get the ball rolling with a few thoug...
by YUDoodat
Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insightful Lyrics in Everyday Songs
Replies: 24
Views: 3170

Bruce Cockburn is one of my very favorites when it comes to blending deep lyrics with sublime melodies. In one of his songs he sings:

"You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight."

Not exactly in line with Eckhart's main thrust, but a powerful word-picture nonetheless.
by YUDoodat
Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: eckhart tolle tour too expensive
Replies: 87
Views: 25381

[ Whispered] (Psssssst...Excuse me, Diogenes, but I thought you might like to know---your ego is showing.........Excuse me......Oh, that's the way you prefer it?, Sorry -- just thought I'd inform you of something telling about yourself that you might not be aware of...... OK........You're very welco...
by YUDoodat
Thu May 17, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Prayer
Replies: 22
Views: 2717

I really love the above prayers. Thanks all for sharing them.

My favorite prayer is that of Jesus where he said, "Father, let this cup (death on the cross) pass from me, nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done."

That is the best example I know of, of perfect surrender.