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by Onceler
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Marijuana and Presence
Replies: 25
Views: 6661

Re: Marijuana and Presence

Michael Pollan’s, How to Change Your Mind, is a good overview of the psychedelic experience.
by Onceler
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why are we doing this?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Why are we doing this?

Great questions. I had the same questions and gave it up, stopped the search. Threw the books away. Quit the forums and the videos. I’ve been much happier since. Maybe there’s nothing to change but the search? I found that when I stopped stalking the answers they started to come around like inquisit...
by Onceler
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Hello everyone

Hello!
by Onceler
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done going around in circles
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Done going around in circles

Things started happening for me when I was in your shoes and quit the spiritual game for about a year. That was six years ago and I’ve never been happier.....or less “spiritual”.
by Onceler
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is presence basically the opposite of anxiety?
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Is presence basically the opposite of anxiety?

I like where you’re headed with this. I prefer simple, everyday language as well. Relaxation works for me. I see fear as a pervasive sub-context to everything, perhaps love too. I think it’s possible to be stressed or anxious without fear....these states are very brief and responsive to external sti...
by Onceler
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 21
Views: 2312

Re: Wild Wild Country

randomguy wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:17 pm
The food was poor

That probably says it all. With all the talk of being first in that, new in this etc. and didn't get the food right at the cafe.
Haw! Nailed it.
by Onceler
Thu May 31, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 6682

Re: Apathy

Sounds like you needed a Jungian therapist
by Onceler
Wed May 30, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 21
Views: 2312

Re: Wild Wild Country

Yeah, amazing,huh?
by Onceler
Sun May 27, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 21
Views: 2312

Re: Wild Wild Country

I get what you’re saying. It’s definitely a cult of personality. As soon as you become a guru, and that is a contract you enter volitionally, all kind of things are projected onto you by your followers and in essence you become trapped in those projections. Wild, wild country shows this trajectory r...
by Onceler
Fri May 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 6682

Re: Apathy

I like the “shit it down” technique quite a lot Andy!
by Onceler
Tue May 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 21
Views: 2312

Re: Wild Wild Country

Caihong, There were allegations toward the end of the documentary that he was on drugs given by his personal physician.....so I guess ‘legal’ ones. Kiki, he may have been a good philosopher, but he definitely made some bad personal choices, especially about who was running his organization, Sheela! ...
by Onceler
Mon May 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 6682

Re: Apathy

I feel you Niki.....looking back I would say all my suffering had a purpose, to at least motivate me to keep up the search. This may be revisionist and sound a bit saccharine, but I think it’s true. But it’s no fun when you are in the middle of it! I feel that if I could find some peace and an end t...
by Onceler
Sat May 19, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 6682

Re: Apathy

It’s a misunderstanding (and a probable cause of apathy) to think that we must somehow systematically diminish our ego (and by ego, modern teachings are often referring to your personality/character and its interests.) This is simply about the realisation of a deeper reality beyond the identificati...
by Onceler
Fri May 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 6682

Re: Apathy

I have felt the same way jukai describes.....apathetic and suspicious of my motives for the spiritual search; a defense mechanism against a frightening world. I also agree with WW in that there is another side to apathy and we can go through it to something else. The ‘something else’ for me is a str...