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by cracklepop
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self-observation: mind vs. body
Replies: 15
Views: 2924

Re: Self-observation: mind vs. body

There is no such thing as a 'level' of present-moment awareness. Language slip there. You're either present or you're not! Presence is the background consciousness to all feelings and thought. Interesting that you say this. Have been steadily and consistently practicing present-moment awareness for...
by cracklepop
Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self-observation: mind vs. body
Replies: 15
Views: 2924

Re: Self-observation: mind vs. body

Something else I wanted to mention. When I notice that I am not aware of the present moment, I have a tendency to try to get 'back into' the present moment. This usually occurs as thinking about the present moment, rather than being aware of it. When you are thinking about the present moment, you ar...
by cracklepop
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to accept being depressed and going to work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: How to accept being depressed and going to work?

Hi ssi, I can relate to your situation. I would find myself getting depressed on a regular basis - about once a week - where I would just be so lacking energy or motivation that I would curl up on the couch / bed for almost a day and not doing anything at all. It always seemed to be around the same ...
by cracklepop
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self-observation: mind vs. body
Replies: 15
Views: 2924

Re: Self-observation: mind vs. body

Hi all Kiki - have reaslised that practicing present moment awareness is just as important as acceptance. In fact, when fully in the present moment, acceptance seems to happen automatically. It's staying in the present moment that is difficult to do. The mind does not want to stay in the present mom...
by cracklepop
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self-observation: mind vs. body
Replies: 15
Views: 2924

Re: Self-observation: mind vs. body

Hi all Thanks for your considered and helpful responses. And yes Kiki it is interesting after such time I am still 'struggling' with the same 'problem'. Which suggests to me that although what you say makes sense (even common sense), there is still an element that perhaps I am 'missing' or simply no...
by cracklepop
Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self-observation: mind vs. body
Replies: 15
Views: 2924

Self-observation: mind vs. body

Hi all, I posted here a while ago, and thank you for those who responded to my questions. They have been most helpful to gaining a further understanding. However, I find that I have to CONSTANTLY, almost VIGILANTLY, watch my mind, as the moment that I focus my attention on my body or external awaren...
by cracklepop
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Drugs
Replies: 25
Views: 6194

It's interesting how drugs emulate presence. I remember once I was in a state of complete presence, a feeling of utter joy and peace (for a couple of minutes until my mind kicked in again), it was exactly the same experience that I had when taking ecstasy.
by cracklepop
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Getting too used to this
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

Interesting D'ray. I go through periods when I am 'watching' my mind that after a few days it seems all too hard to do. In fact, I find I have to focus constantly on my mind otherwise I become identified with it. As a result I forget to feel. As far as the dullness you 'feel', are you talking about ...
by cracklepop
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Keeping an eye on my mind
Replies: 29
Views: 6912

Wow kiki thanks for sharing. Your words are insightful and inspiring. I guess I hadn't even considered my thoughts to be beliefs. It's true there are thoughts I know they're there, but I can't quite catch them, they are not clear to me yet. Anyway, the past few days I have working on accepting those...
by cracklepop
Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Keeping an eye on my mind
Replies: 29
Views: 6912

I really appreciate the advice given here guys. Makes me realise I should’ve jumped on earlier. Proudlybeing….it seems to me that you are talking about acceptance of thoughts and feelings, which seems to make it easier for them to simply pass through. I struggle with acceptance, don’t really know wh...
by cracklepop
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Keeping an eye on my mind
Replies: 29
Views: 6912

Keeping an eye on my mind

Hi, This is my first post. I have read (and re-read) The Power of Now several times, and have been putting its principles into practice over the past couple of years. The thing is, I would like some advice as being the observer. I find that I have to constantly keep an 'eye' on my mind because negat...