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by bparrish99
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do I stop caring what other people think of me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2831

Re: How do I stop caring what other people think of me?

It is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that by doing this practice, you will naturally see all those silly, unenlightened human tendencies fall by the wayside, and become the confident, fearless person you really want to be... and then when you find out that you still have those silly une...
by bparrish99
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Enlightenment in a J. C. Penney's
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Enlightenment in a J. C. Penney's

The realization I've been having lately, another one of those "so simple it's tricky" things (and one of those "I already read about this 792 times but never realized it" things), is just to notice in any moment the sense that has always been there, the sense of BEING, the knowing of BEING, the send...
by bparrish99
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm being Judgmental
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: I'm being Judgmental

Another one here with similar experiences. One other thing I have found to help is, when you feel the judgements rushing up, go directly to the energy in the inner body, feel the creative energy flowing through you ( being you) and recall that this is the same creative energy flowing through him/her...
by bparrish99
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Obsessive thinking about Presence?
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Obsessive thinking about Presence?

Here's what I find myself bumping into now and again, seemingly more and more as I delve deeper into the practice... It seems compulsive, out of control thinking still comes back, but this time instead of thoughts (at least direct thoughts) of me, my, mine, now more and more it's a "teacher voice", ...
by bparrish99
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Presence does not lead to enlightenment
Replies: 69
Views: 13417

Re: Presence does not lead to enlightenment

I am certain that this has been stated before, and probably in much clearer fashion, by others on here, but this is something which helps me with extricating myself from the need to become enlightened (and keep me from falling back into that trap as often as I otherwise might). What it is, is to rem...
by bparrish99
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Enlightenment in a J. C. Penney's
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Enlightenment in a J. C. Penney's

I've read and studied and practiced various forms of cognitive therapies and mindfulness practices for the past few years, a process in which Eckhart's books have played a major, if not primary role. This period of time was wonderfully healing, and helped bring me out of what in retrospect was basic...