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by matt74ike
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Presence vs. Avoidance
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: Presence vs. Avoidance

When alone, I worry that by focusing on my senses and how something is "not a problem" I am avoiding understanding, defusing, or fixing it. This is one of the most common misconceptions about ET teachings. ET doesn't say that if you have a problem you need to stay present and realize that you don't...
by matt74ike
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me uneas
Replies: 13
Views: 2939

Re: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me u

Eckhart says that maybe there are somewhere indian gurus who are constantly here and now, but he says that this is an extreme sytuation and not possible in a real life. Eckhart says we should seek balance between thinking and "not thinking". In this regard "not thinking" is rather being aware of thi...
by matt74ike
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart And Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

Re: Eckhart And Meditation

It's not a waste of time. It's a great first step into realisation that all that matters is a little gap. If you naturally put a little gap before every thought, every emotion then you realise you don't need 30 min meditation. It's not about discipline it's about common sense, life is smooth when yo...
by matt74ike
Fri May 30, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: So lost...
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: So lost...

Hi Kal-el Maybe you're on the same spiritual dead end I was a couple of years ago. I thought ET teachings and being in the NOW will solve my problems. It won't - I had to face them, I had to face my fears and life challenges. Being in the now can help dealing with life, but you have to be proactive ...
by matt74ike
Thu May 22, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which spiritual books you most often come back to?
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Which spiritual books you most often come back to?

There are books we like to keep near. My pick would be Stillness Speaks. What are your?
by matt74ike
Thu May 22, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 16
Views: 2481

Re: Letting go

the question is how to give up on what you think you deserve or what you think would make you feel joy? :) Maybe when you are humble enough you do not think you deserve some situation you do not have... The problem is you can't set a goal "to give up on what you think you deserve". On spiritual pat...
by matt74ike
Tue May 20, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 16
Views: 2481

Re: Letting go

An emotion, like anger, jealousy, aggressivity or excitement, are reactions from ego (fears and desires implied) and they have physical manifestations like fast heart beat, sweat, shivering, blushing etc ... there is no real peace in those emotions, there is always a kind of resistance. While feeli...
by matt74ike
Tue May 20, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 16
Views: 2481

Re: Letting go

The result of letting go or surrender is being at peace. ET said once that being at peace doesn't mean that you can't be sad. You can feel any emotion and be at peace. If you are at peace you feel emotions but these emotions are not driving power of your actions. You just notice them, accept and und...
by matt74ike
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle 'phoney'?
Replies: 16
Views: 4993

Re: Eckhart Tolle 'phoney'?

I have a friend who consistently complains about his life situation and other people. He is somewhat interested in Zen and has an appreciation of spiritual texts. I know that Tolle's teachings will help him and suggested The Power Of Now audiobook. He downloaded it, started listening to it, and say...
by matt74ike
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: difficult situation
Replies: 38
Views: 5884

Re: difficult situation

After almost a month it's probably useless answer :)) If reason why she putts you in friend zone is really fear that you're bad person then you could contact her with your ex (or exes) through facebook and prove you're good man. You have nothing to lose. If she doesn't want to contact, then contact ...
by matt74ike
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: opinions please. Tolle = another lost chance at hope?
Replies: 13
Views: 2925

Re: opinions please. Tolle = another lost chance at hope?

What I mean is that the message is so simple. Quieten your mind, observe thought, do not engage with every thought, feel life flow through you rather than searching for it, and just exist rather than forcing life to happen the way we want it to. So, why does 50 books and 100 cd's need to be manufac...
by matt74ike
Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Communication problem in relationship because of Tolle
Replies: 12
Views: 3577

Re: Communication problem in relationship because of Tolle

On the beginning of spiritual path it's very easy to catch a little disease called "Mr Spiritual" :) I had the one once. I thought that after the first reading of TPON and watching a couple of videos on YouTube I got it, that it's very easy, and that everyone I know should do the same. I thought TPO...
by matt74ike
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Conversations with God
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: Conversations with God

And good to know Neale Donald Walsch is just a mere mortal as we are :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paQ1gMCxrwo
by matt74ike
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: True surrender
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Re: True surrender

Surrendering opens you up to realising stuff that unlocks the age old questions, "why do I feel so bad" and "why do I react like that and can't seem to stop". These are kind of questions we'll never get final answer. Only sometimes I have impression that finally I know why... but a few days after I...
by matt74ike
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: True surrender
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

True surrender

I'm going through process of revision of my spirituality. When I looked at my spiritual path I noticed one almost imperceptible (but still) odor permeating all my being - I felt guilt. Guilt that after reading all ET books and listening to his talks I should be more aware and not let my ego to take ...