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by Sighclone
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Creating a superior ego
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Creating a superior ego

Recognition that the ego can take many forms is important. Another is "I am the great sufferer and cannot be helped." That identity can lead to suicide.
Here is Adya on unworthiness: https://vimeo.com/234420801

Andy
by Sighclone
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello world
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Hello world

Ally - What "remains" after an awakening event is body-mind-personality. The "personality" piece is certainly a collection of learned behaviors, styles, preferences, skills, etc. When ET refers to ego as a "false self," (early in PON) he means false relative to the cosmic Pure Awareness / Unity Cons...
by Sighclone
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

ATC - Adya's tape on recovering from the belief of unworthiness is splendid - I think I put a link in an earlier post. Byron Katie's "the Work" is an excellent cognitive tool to dismiss old stuff, as is The Sedona Method. (ref "How do I just drop this?") Yes, some psychotherapists perpetuate anxiety...
by Sighclone
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1143

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

ATC - You mentioned earlier about gradual awakening. In his latest book, "Soul Story," Tim Freke talks briefly about the possibility that awakening is more common and easier now, due to the increasing number of people who are there or moving towards it. Freke re-introduces the concept of the soul, i...
by Sighclone
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1143

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

When we go about our daily lives we often interact with others, and in so doing we present to them the persona that they've been accustomed to seeing - in other words, to them we are what we've always been. They may know us as a neighbor, so we respond as their neighbor; they may know us as a teach...
by Sighclone
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

ATC - Presence is a cauldron. No fixations can survive in it while it is fully operational. But old "subconscious beliefs" are neurophysiological patterns buried very deeply. Awakening (at least for me) was the sudden recognition that "I'm not, ultimately, who I though I was at all." It was a sudden...
by Sighclone
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

Meditation may not be necessary. Apparently it was not for ET, or a couple of other teachers who "shifted" rather spontaneously. But stilling the mind is very helpful, meditation stills the mind, etc. Awareness of the source of psychological pain and dwelling there is useful. Cognitive techniques su...
by Sighclone
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

Great! Now that I understand your meaning in the Present Moment, let me tell you the story of my 'awakening,' it's directly related. My wife brought home PON about 11 years ago and said "you might like this." Like kiki, I studied and practiced TM for many years (since 1974.) And had been searching f...
by Sighclone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Empathy in support groups
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Empathy in support groups

Thanks, turiya- hugely helpful distinction that I will use going forward!

Andy
by Sighclone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

ATC: Mainly I'm validating your experience of going with the flow: I just have to do what's required of me this moment, and they are all very practical and concrete. For example, right now, I am finish writing this post. The moment after that would be me getting the green drink out of the fridge. So...
by Sighclone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello world
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Hello world

Welcome, Ally. Articulate, introspective new members are always welcome. There are a few 'rules,' here: http://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-growth.info/viewforum.php?f=9 - most are just normal, civilized behavior. This forum is about 14 years old, is hosted by a young Israeli, and moderated by a bunch ...
by Sighclone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1143

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

kiki - I've replied in the IC.

Andy
by Sighclone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Empathy in support groups
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Empathy in support groups

Welcome helloworld! In my opinion you have progressed spiritually to a point where you have a perspective on your experiences, including your emotions surrounding those experiences that is not available to nor experienced by others in your group. In the nondual community we refer to that as "The Wit...
by Sighclone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

practical things I want to achieve. Getting the green drink is one of these. Finishing the post is one of these. Is not "having a good relationship with my mother" one of these? How about "getting a good job as a (_____)." Or retiring without debt. Or "awakening." Distinguishing authentic "nudges f...
by Sighclone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1143

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Welcome, ATC! I am so reminded at the gift we have in kiki, as I return to the forum after major surgery (total knee replacement.) Thanks again, kiki! Adyashanti has a wonderful audio selection on "Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness", here: https://www.adyashanti.org/index.php?file=productdetail...