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by Dale
Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: pain body question
Replies: 44
Views: 7382

Re: pain body question

My take on the painbody as Tolle refers to it is that its the Shadow portion of our ego. Carl Jung did quite extensive writing on this and other archetypal energies. The Shadow does have a purpose (protection of the ego) and can and does get quite ugly -- individually and collectively. Awareness is ...
by Dale
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?
Replies: 99
Views: 14004

Re: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?

Hi everybody, and happy new year! My inner guru wanted to chime in on this really great thread... A big problem with writing about states of consciousness is that its difficult to get the point across via the medium. For example: "the best cookbook is a damn poor excuse for a meal, or the map is not...
by Dale
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The roles we play.
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: The roles we play.

I find this quite simple/easy when I'm listening to ET, but it becomes more difficult when I'm at work, or functioning in the temporal world. That world is very distracting for me, and I find it easy to get trapped in those familiar thought processes. What you need to understand is that there is no...
by Dale
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The roles we play.
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: The roles we play.

... So now I realize I'm playing a role... Then I realize I've caught me realizing I'm playing a role. Somehow, in all of this, I'm still trapped in my me ness and I've blocked out/or not been aware of/or excluded what is happening right now -- in the present, in the stillness. The power of presence...
by Dale
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you trully surrender not intentionally?
Replies: 21
Views: 3877

Re: How do you trully surrender not intentionally?

I know what you mean, there are times it (my ego, my awareness?) thinks everything is just a strategy, and I am very good at keeping my story alive. Perhaps, if you focus on your breathing, and observe your thought patterns about surrender (or whatever is bubbling up) it will help. Observe the strug...
by Dale
Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Surrender to Now
Replies: 10
Views: 2787

Re: Surrender to Now

My question is, if I am to surrender to now, what if I don't like the now that I'm living in Then you haven't surrendered. Which is perfectly ok. This stuff may not work for you . This kind of thing is for people without hope, folks who have tried everything else and failed. Nothing works for us. W...
by Dale
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Falling in love with suffering .
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Falling in love with suffering .

Something I've realized is there is no baseline in suffering. We suffer from where we are, my suffering, your suffering are the same. Whether it be because I can't have something I desire or you were abused as a child, the suffering and resultant strategies to avoid it are the same. Forgiveness, as ...
by Dale
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 "character traits" of a truly enlightened person
Replies: 20
Views: 2798

Re: 2 "character traits" of a truly enlightened person

1.) Correct spelling
2.) Ability to follow rules
3.) A joyful sense of irreverance
4.) An Inability to count

:D :D :D :D
by Dale
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Falling in love with suffering .
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Falling in love with suffering .

Recently I've had a sense that my suffering has a lot to do with my ego :D No, really, I'm only being a little flippant... I believe my ego was damaged early in childhood, and through that damage, learned to identify with fear and dis-comfort. As time continued it required constant pain, fear and di...
by Dale
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Hello

I recently discovered ET after a rather long hiatus from a zen-oriented background. Time and life have gone by, and it feels like I've drifted back into the swamp. Funny, years went by and I didn't feel it happening... Now, life has once again grown painful and my monkey mind is chattering away, whi...