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by Sighclone
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non duality Ted talk
Replies: 6
Views: 358

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: 392

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 ...
by Sighclone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Slightly Confused
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Slightly Confused

Welcome SamiT! Peter Russell is such a kind person. Personalities "survive" awakening, and so also does the sense of a "separate inside self." A fine video of him from a recent SAND conference is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKUTs7QZxT4. He has spoken on stage with Eckhart. And kiki is righ...
by Sighclone
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?

Thanks, Turiya. ET always talks about our ultimate identity. And that is fine, and his comments are true. But even after we have realized that powerful truth, the ego marches. It cannot survive the crucible of Pure Awareness, of course, but sometimes we need to stoke the fire in the crucible by rest...
by Sighclone
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?

Feelings that arise and are negative are what Adyashanti refers to as expressions of the "Wound of Unworthiness." His suggestions to heal that are useful but not free: https://www.adyashanti.org/index.php?file=productdetail&iprod_id=648. You have spent enough time studying your egoic self that you d...
by Sighclone
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?
Replies: 17
Views: 2362

Re: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?

Thanks for joining, dcs and cobra! Fundamentally, Buddha was talking about ending suffering through expanding awareness. While the first recognition of Self, Brahaman, etc can be startling, the embodiment of that initial experience continues to evolve while the body-mind lives. "Owning" the experien...
by Sighclone
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?

Welcome rp! Now my question is; does the Power of Now suggest to completely let go of the ego? Or only use it when it’s positive? When it becomes negative, is this the moment I should just be the observer and let it talk without spending energy on it? I do think that since I reshaped my ego, its now...
by Sighclone
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is effort necessary to stay present?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Is effort necessary to stay present?

I have never been able to hold a full lotus position. I think the purpose of that and the Zen squat position is simply to stabilize the body in a vertical position - sitting in a chair is just fine for that. Like kiki, I trained and practiced TM for many years...but I do not use my mantra, except on...
by Sighclone
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is effort necessary to stay present?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Is effort necessary to stay present?

Dcs -

I do not have a schedule for meditation, but won't start one unless I know I have at least 45 minutes in a quiet area. Rarely go more than three days without meditating.

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Here I Am
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Here I Am

Great discoveries, Lk!

Andy
by Sighclone
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Here I Am
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Here I Am

Welcome to the forum, Landon. The Witness is a common experience on the path/no path. But identifying with/as the Witness is a trap. Witnessing is the best way to describe the new Source/Presence perspective on the egoic self when it first arises. Do not be dismayed if it seems to fade - what is fad...
by Sighclone
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is effort necessary to stay present?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Is effort necessary to stay present?

Totally agree with others' responses. For me, if I'm feeling stress, I just "settle back." That may sound like an odd phrase, (awakening doesn't have a direction) - but it seems to work. Tara Brach also commented about "moving behind herself." Kiki said that the simple recognition that you are not "...
by Sighclone
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School of Awakening certification with your name on it
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: School of Awakening certification with your name on it

It would be interesting to know which professions allow CE credit for the course. Certificates for completion are common - doesn't mean you remember anything! It's far less worrisome than the old TM hints about learning to fly.

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identity is Gone, is This Common?
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: Identity is Gone, is This Common?

It will take me a couple of days, but I will look for it. You may also want to ask ET's people on his website...it is an audio file.

Andy