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by old dead wood
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Presence does not lead to enlightenment
Replies: 69
Views: 16231

Re: Presence does not lead to enlightenment

In the beginning of PON, didn't Eckhart swoon from overwhelming fear and depression, THEN "wake up" immediately after ? Didn't he have fear and depression during a long period before? Now THAT I can relate to! How many people DON'T wake up, but get meds or commit suicide at that point ? How much COU...
by old dead wood
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Do night dreams reveal our true level of consciousness?
Replies: 13
Views: 3343

In my dreams, same-as-waking-life scenarios and worries play out. However, there are times in dreams when a heart-felt feeling can be more profound, primordial, familiar, and "home"-like than ANYTHING in real life. Swooning ecstasies can occur. Intense emotional connections take place. The events th...
by old dead wood
Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Drugs
Replies: 25
Views: 6184

Those who are considering taking any mind-altering drugs should first read all the personal "Bad Trips" anecdotes for all the drugs listed on the website, EROWID.COM. Just READING these horror stories gives me panic attacks.
by old dead wood
Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Roles in Life?
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

If you are YOUNG, you may want to review and commit a bit to what you have enjoyed in the past and maybe dropped, just on the chance to avoid what MY particular problem was. This is to avoid regret. I am 55 years old. I strongly believe I was drawn, as a young person, towards "spiritual life" becaus...
by old dead wood
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Do We Need To Have A Nervous / Mental Breakdown...?
Replies: 15
Views: 4676

Do We Need To Have A Nervous / Mental Breakdown...?

...like Tolle and Katie, BEFORE we can "wake up" ? Tolle writes that he "swooned" due to anxiety and despair before his "awakening". How can Tolle know that his techniques will help us, when it seems he was just a passive and despairing victim before his brain somehow did a turnaround. I'll bet many...