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by Sighclone
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Having difficulty living in the present
Replies: 28
Views: 582

Re: Having difficulty living in the present

Relatively conventional self-help books and videos can help here. Even after awakening, there are psychological challenges in our personalities, mainly a result of deep conditioning. I like the work of Brene Brown in this general topic of self-worth.

Andy
by Sighclone
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 8255

Re: Chasing the High

Snowy - We are touching on another problem here, that is the use of the English language to define these subtle "state/no states." But to fully comprehend the Sanskrit, there is a big cultural milieu that is required. My sense of "stillness," however, probably does have some measurable similarity to...
by Sighclone
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 8255

Re: Chasing the High

I can fall asleep, yes. Just this morning, during a meditation, an image of a room full of people arose. That was a memory from last night, when I was in such a room. Then the room began to rotate and move. That was the "dream center energy" taking the memory and beginning a "story." I was aware eno...
by Sighclone
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identity is Gone, is This Common?
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Identity is Gone, is This Common?

Welcome TA - I had a similar experience about ten years ago...fortunately kiki was around to hold my hand even then! I spent the next three years deeply enmeshed here, thousands of posts, reading hundreds of books...(pestering old professors and friends at first). Ego pretty much vanished for a few ...
by Sighclone
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: I'm Having Trouble With My Conversations
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: I'm Having Trouble With My Conversations

Meditation is immensely powerful. Effective meditation can begin to re-wire a brain so that obsessions fall away. And that experience can be utterly life-changing. Awakening happens also - usually years after a steady meditation practice or yoga or chanting, etc. But simply the discovery of the powe...
by Sighclone
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Having difficulty living in the present
Replies: 28
Views: 582

Re: Having difficulty living in the present

Welcome jimjam. Sure - you can post a discount for scribd.

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 8255

Re: Chasing the High

what I found as sort of giving a metaphorical physical feel for the process of how interest meets attention, and actually employed that in terms of a sort of self-hypnosis to make changes to my habituated attention in everyday life. I spoke with kiki about "proto-thoughts" a few years ago. The Sans...
by Sighclone
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Belgium
Replies: 33
Views: 850

Re: Hi from Belgium

Sounds like a real shift to me...I was pretty giddy for a couple of months... Slowly the mind will begin to grasp that it is not really the final authority, and continue to function "normally." (That is to say that ideas will continue to pass through it, that it will still be there for study and sol...
by Sighclone
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas. A Beautiful Gift
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Merry Christmas. A Beautiful Gift

"Zen Flesh, Zen Bones" has been in my library -- but I couldn't find it just now...so I ordered another copy!! I do remember enjoying it...there is a lot to laugh at, for sure!

Andy
by Sighclone
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Belgium
Replies: 33
Views: 850

Re: Hi from Belgium

Then, others will be able to recognize themselves in you (be able to see that "your" Self and "their" Self is the exact same Self
Well put and not so phrased often enough. The dissolution of the "separate inside self" sounds scary and "depersonalizing" until it happens and isn't.

Andy
by Sighclone
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas. A Beautiful Gift
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Merry Christmas. A Beautiful Gift

And then, integration of my "personality" with my new awareness...well, that continues That's very interesting Andy. I can't really convey this stuff to just anybody. Are you finding that you are choosing new components that make up your personality or is it an integration of your previous personal...
by Sighclone
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 1287

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

Great thread! joe - remember that all of Christianity is about "me" down here and "God" out there. It requires a sense of "separate self" (that was born into sin and must be redeemed. All of the scripture and liturgy and dogma is fundamentally about redemption and salvation...) "Who" is being saved?...
by Sighclone
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Belgium
Replies: 33
Views: 850

Re: Hi from Belgium

Welcome Spa!! Nothing is the same as before, still nothing has changed. It is a delight in this new year to read my dear friend kiki's encouraging comments to a "newbie" and to read your personal observations. I had an almost identical experience in my personal apiritual path to kiki's. He helped me...
by Sighclone
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas. A Beautiful Gift
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Merry Christmas. A Beautiful Gift

Thanks, WW - great video! "God is love." - Ramana Maharshi. (Kind of does not matter what your "belief system" is...) And, moreover, if you believe in "no god," that's ok, too. But if you believe in "no love." Well, that's a problem... Feeling "lost" is very typical after a big, long experience of a...
by Sighclone
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Consciousness - the divine game
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Consciousness - the divine game

Thanks for this, Mystic, esp. the articles on quantum activities in the brain.

Andy