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by dutchred
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happiness- 10 Cents
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Happiness- 10 Cents

What a fun thought--to allow even ths perverse little fellow Calvin--who surely lives inside all of us as a "little-me," just be with his happiness.

Thanks for the smile, Mr. Watterson and James!

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by dutchred
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: In a need of a feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: In a need of a feedback

Welcome, Tihomir. the pain is still here but now it feels somehow gentle and caring and through its cracks gratitude starts to radiate. What a beautiful image...human almost beyond comprehension. Thank you. Your mind may feel the need of our feedback, Tihomir, but you, timeless you, have no such nee...
by dutchred
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Board Game
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: The Board Game

I especially like the name of your game, Andy. The suggestion that the pursuit of happiness can be equated with suffering would have been a thorn in Thomas Jefferson's side, perhaps, but it works for me!

dutchred
by dutchred
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spirituality and Drive
Replies: 62
Views: 21400

Re: Spirituality and Drive

AceKing, If that nagging sense that you should be doing something ambitious dissolves in presence, then when you feel it creeping in, you can dismiss it as the mind trying to create a problem where there is none. Every now and then when I am in a place of quiet clarity, I ask myself questions like "...
by dutchred
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Ego and Pain-Body In Regards to Romantic Relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 2749

Re: The Ego and Pain-Body In Regards to Romantic Relationships

BuckeyeBoy, you understand the nature of the ego and of suffering. Now you can sit in the silence from which your suffering springs, feel it wash over you, and let it be. The wind sweeps through the corn of your beautiful state, the cicadas sing, the computer hums, someone steps on your heart. Open ...
by dutchred
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Ego and Pain-Body In Regards to Romantic Relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 2749

Re: The Ego and Pain-Body In Regards to Romantic Relationships

Buckeye Boy, are you familiar with the work of Byron Katie? Thoughts and feelings can be such intense things, and she has got some some simple, effective tools for easing this kind of intensity. Her website is www.thework.com; many here have found her book useful, but the essentials are on the websi...
by dutchred
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a question(s) for anyone.
Replies: 16
Views: 1750

Re: I have a question(s) for anyone.

Hi CJ, and welcome to the forum. I think it is wonderful that you read Tolle in an effort to understand your wife's behavior, and brought your story and questions to this forum. That you are open to such an approach says a great deal about you. Tolle's use of Christianity is one of his weaker points...
by dutchred
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why Did ET Change His Name?
Replies: 10
Views: 3550

Re: Why Did ET Change His Name?

Why chose a name that literally means something, or one that refers to an individual who is meaningful/"important" or viewed by historians to have been? Although changing one's name to the name of a famous person may look like egoic move to those of us who still have egos, that's probably just us p...
by dutchred
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I felt I had to share
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: I felt I had to share

this is what being alive feels like
What wonderful simplicity! Thank you so much for sharing, KayDee, and welcome.

dutchred
by dutchred
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Water flows to the sea
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Water flows to the sea

Andy, what an encouraging story--thank you! I have some financial uncertainties of my own right now, and am watchful for good models. Humans are mammals, mammals learn by having behaviors modeled for them--so I'm glad you stepped up to the plate. (the tee?) In a moment of clear presence, the thought...
by dutchred
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Revelation
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Re: Revelation

Those honest, heartfelt, posts have more resonance with me and have pushed me more deeply into my personal inquiry turning second-hand exerience into valuable fuel and direction for my own experience. My experience exactly, Onceler. And when people have breakthroughs, I immediately want to make tho...
by dutchred
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catnapping!
Replies: 26
Views: 2488

Re: Catnapping!

Andy, thank you. Your timing is impeccable. This is one of those days when faces look less luminous, and the world less porous. But march on I will. One of the mercies of falling out of awareness of oneness is that I then create through projection a world of individuals--a small army to keep my litt...
by dutchred
Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just realized that we don't have questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: I just realized that we don't have questions

That's marvelous, HermitLoon--expansive, inclusive, fearless. Kiki's every word rings true. As I walked through a cemetary today in presence, quietly feeling oneness with the pavement, the headstones, the convicts working, I came upon a giant Mickey Mouse headstone in the back of a monument truck. I...
by dutchred
Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 85395

Re: Awakening

If you feel your analytical mind more than you would like, NoordZee, it can be helpful to place yourself in the mind of a newborn baby while looking and listening. If you have kids or grandkids, you probably remember what it felt like to have their eyes meet yours for the first time. No judging, no ...
by dutchred
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "There's A Price To Pay" To Awaken
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: "There's A Price To Pay" To Awaken

Yes, Andy, that looks promising. Maybe you were teaching a class when you came up with it? It would work well in a classroom setting--it would help people put their attention inward, instead of on all the stimulating things one encounters in an environment full of people. It would be interesting to ...