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by Sighclone
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Processing Trauma
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Processing Trauma

Welcome Redmoon! There are conditions of ego and personality (conventionally known as the 'self' ) that benefit greatly from the many therapeutic modalities that have been developed and practiced in the last 110 years. Many nondual spiritual teachers recognize this and a number of them will send dis...
by Sighclone
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

As a coda to kiki's and WW's fine comments, I would remind you that Ramana Maharshi taught that the ego depends on the "I thought." That thought is the precursor to all other thoughts "about yourself." Absent the "I thought," there is no ego, really. However, a microsecond after the "I thought" arri...
by Sighclone
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Why did you shift your existential negative focus to Watts from Tolle?

And why listen to / believe someone who says things that are completely contrary to your experience?
by Sighclone
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Watts wrote a number of books, and I'm sure there are conflicting statements in them that could be studied. I think you should trust your own instincts and judgement. Tell Ghandi that making an effort to help people doesn't matter. Your challenge now is to stabilize your daily life, adopting whateve...
by Sighclone
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Very nice post, turiya - thank you!

Andy
by Sighclone
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

pabl - You have created an interpretation of ET that I think I can summarize here: "everything we know and do in society is a social construct, driven by ego and therefore false." Please correct me in your reply, as needed, and please also cite the specific reference in Tolle. But, for the moment in...
by Sighclone
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Pabl - Why do I have to dissolve my personality if it hurts nobody? What is wrong with being an individual? Guess what. You can't dissolve your personality. You also can't snap your fingers and awaken. And you can't not be an individual manifestation or expression. Awakening happens and then the per...
by Sighclone
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

In his second or third of ten webinars with Oprah in 2009, ET mentioned that the ego is naturally in control until about age 29-30. Why, I don't know, but it sort of makes sense with the drive to procreate. So for you it's not effective or productive to explore awakening further at this time...and t...
by Sighclone
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

My hobbies and interests gave me an identity. I liked being that person, I had absolutely no issue with it and never desired to be anything else. Apart from say, a family man in the future. But these identities are false, illusions that are not me. So what do I have? Do I stop going to work? Just b...
by Sighclone
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

to dumb myself down to an almost vegetative state where I don't feel anything or have any opinions, just seems hard for me to compute. I guess I do know how people can adopt this concept as 'enlightenment.' I guess it has to do with Eckhart's public personality and style, and some vague mystical im...
by Sighclone
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Fine comments, dcs. I guess what I need to know is, what will being awake feel like? I cannot know what it will feel like for you, but I do know what it feels like for me and for others I know. For me and others, the discovery that my egoic identity was false and incomplete was stunning. The "falsen...
by Sighclone
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

pabl - But my past holds me back from trying to take it further because I believe she should have a right to know what I've done. Your past holds you back because you believe that it should. You believe that you deserve eternal punishment for perceived errors in judgement. How do you know for sure t...
by Sighclone
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 58
Views: 1036

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Welcome pabl692 - Let me begin with a general comment - OCD is a clinical diagnosis which you have perhaps received from a counseling professional. I encourage you to continue to work with a psychologist on that issue. Yes, it is a "condition of the egoic self." But, in my opinion, and that of many ...
by Sighclone
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non duality Ted talk
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Non duality Ted talk

Thanks rt!!!!

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School of Awakening certification with your name on it
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: School of Awakening certification with your name on it

It's hard to say what will trigger an opening for an individual. Maybe for some it takes the original belief that he or she will be sitting with "a group of advanced perhaps financially comfortable students, like they want to be thought of" who are listening to a unique spiritual master who has the ...