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by premiumphoto
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

awareness

I have no objection to following the path in a Christian context. For me, the Christian pointers were so misapplied and mis-defined for so long that they lost their ability to "point" correctly. We need to experiece the truth of what we believe. Otherwise, we are simply trying to figure out which sp...
by premiumphoto
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

You can never lose Presence

The following was again written to my Orthodox Christian friend. I use Christian phrases as this is what he relates to. I do not personally see "Presence" as a persoanl God, rather an "energy of truth" of which we are all a part of at our core. I offer it here as a realization that has dramatically ...
by premiumphoto
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

awakening

I can understand the above post. For a long while after my initial awakening, I slipped into a depression which was made far worse by my thinking I should "not" be feeling as I was- and for identifying with the depression as "me." I had become so acutely aware of ego in my own life, that I wondered ...
by premiumphoto
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

Re: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?

UPDATE: I have been getting more clarity recently and wanted to share some insights again. The depression I had been feeling was due to seeing ego acutely in myself and in others and in history. It was overwhelming until I had some insights I will share in the form of a letter I sent to a Christian ...
by premiumphoto
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

Raging at Zebras

I have spent a good part of my life raging at Zebras- Pleading angrily with the Zebra to lose his stripes. They are'nt efficient, aren't pretty to look at, are too monochromatic, too bland, etc. The fact is, the Zebra will always have its stripes even if he himself does not like them. My raging at h...
by premiumphoto
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

The Most Spiritual Teaching

I think the most spiritual lesson anyone can learn is this:

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, be there fully present.

Nothing more is needed.
by premiumphoto
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

on Ultimate Truth

On Ultimate Truth There are three concepts that have no opposite. Love and life, the first two, have been discussed before by ET. Yet what I have not seen discussed is that truth itself has no opposite. Truth is. Everything else is simply illusion. Yet illusion is not the opposite of truth. Neither ...
by premiumphoto
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

Re: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?

Ok. I will start here, if the moderators feel these insights need another thread, that is fine. They are simply what I am seeing. And again, these are not MY insights. They belong to everyone. On Balance. The Buddha, while meditating under the bodhi tree discovered the “middle way”. Neither indulgen...
by premiumphoto
Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

updates

Hello again all. I wanted to update the forum on what has continued to happen to me since I first made this topic. It has been an extremely difficult several weeks. I feel very much like I have come out of an illusory fog and can see the reality of the world. Sometimes I feel like I am watching a mo...
by premiumphoto
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

update

Life has been a bit of a wild ride lately and I have been meaning to update this thread for many days. First, as I mentioned before, I have discovered presence arising in my consciousness in the place of pain body when the pain body is normally triggered in me. Yet there have been situations where t...
by premiumphoto
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

my friend

Thanks Andy. My friend is living day to day. I have not really had a chance to talk with her about "the hole in my tent" recently. She is going through so much that I think she is ripe for a breakthough. I am hoping so. I will still point her to BK. She isn't talking about ending things anymore. Hop...
by premiumphoto
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

Re: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?

It seems all I am doing these days is communicating in word pictures. I have been having lengthy emails with an aunt who is worried that I have become an atheist. I was assuring her that I am more spiritual now than ever and also much less religious. I compared it to wearing a tshirt and shorts. It'...
by premiumphoto
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

Further Insights and observations

I wanted to share some insights and observations derived from my recent experiences with awareness. I know that many of you are much further down the road then I am and your return insights are welcome and appreciated. First, in reflecting on what, for me, were quite wonderful epiphanies, I have bee...
by premiumphoto
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

Re: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?

Thanks Andy. I really wanted the post to be helpful to people. When I started it, I wasn't aware I would go deeper into all of this. I do tend to think in pictures when explaining what is happening and hope the analogies are helpful. It really is almost like looking at a picture when I decribe it. I...
by premiumphoto
Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?
Replies: 50
Views: 10380

Re: anyone else experience an "echo" of thought?

"I need to ask you if you had any idea what had triggered this shift in your conciousness" I think it is a variety of things. In another post, I mentioned that I have been going through the same type situation that my dad went through that lead to his suicide. The specifics don't matter. But I remem...