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by joe
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Bringing nondual ideas to my church group
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Bringing nondual ideas to my church group

My Life Group was getting super dull and I have now joined a men's group at my church. It is a lot more invigorating because of the sharing. However as expected, the discourse is still in the traditional, baby Christianity mode. Unlike in my Life Group, when I am bringing some depth to the discussio...
by joe
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practices for staying present
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Practices for staying present

Yes!
by joe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practices for staying present
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Practices for staying present

Thank you everyone. It is hard to see my ego in it when what I want is to stay disciplined so that I don't let my mind take over. You can't just relax, or you won't do anything but continue your ego-driven habits! There must be intentionality! I am thinking about reversing the dynamic however. Rathe...
by joe
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practices for staying present
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Practices for staying present

Trying to stay present throughout the day but have not found a good method. I tried a timer, but I would tend to become present when it went off and then give myself permission to fall back into the mindstream moments later. What I want is to overcome my ego enough to maintain the desire to stay pre...
by joe
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practices for staying present
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Practices for staying present

But what about distractions? Don't you lose awareness constantly and for long periods?
by joe
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practices for staying present
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Practices for staying present

Hi guys. Long time. What do you do throughout the day to stay anchored in the present? I have always been looking for rituals I can follow. Lacking this I tend to float. My most recent approach is to have a mindfulness timer app that vibrates every 15 minutes to remind me to stay present. It hasn't ...
by joe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Is it God?
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: Is it God?

So what you are saying is that one can only rely on their experience and judgment. But how does one know that one is seeing things clearly without having something as a guide? If Jesus has been important for two thousand years, is that a mass illusion? Is it not more reliable to place your anchor on...
by joe
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Is it God?
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: Is it God?

If that were true, wouldn't any number of ancient teachers do? Why the focus on this particular figure?
by joe
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Is it God?
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: Is it God?

I guess what I'm getting at is the importance that Christianity places on the person of Jesus. He must be accounted for as more than just another teacher. He is a central spiritual force, so we need to know where he fits in. This is a question I've been struggling with.
by joe
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Is it God?
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: Is it God?

What you say is true, but obviously Jesus is important and so ignoring why misses a lot.
by joe
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Is it God?
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: Is it God?

So how does Jesus figure into this?
by joe
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Is it God?
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Is it God?

So I was listening to Rupert Spira talk about enlightenment and something dawned on me. For those of us who feel the presence of God in our lives, when we meditate or sit quietly in some other way and ask "who am I?", that sense of being that we have that is underneath thoughts, feelings and things ...
by joe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: Role of the mind

On that third point, I don't think you are answering the question. Evolutionary psychology and other human sciences are thought to exist outside human consciousness as objective reality. So those who subscribe to these sciences and their theories of the human condition use them rather than practice ...
by joe
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: Role of the mind

Here's a good video where Rupert Spira talks about the Mind and it's essential nature (i.e. Awareness... or the "Spiritual Dimension" if you want to call it that): https://youtu.be/Qgcfa0LFKXc?t=210 (I chose to start the video at 3:30 to "cut to the chase") :D Great video- thanks! So what he is say...
by joe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: Role of the mind

My point is that atheists are stuck in the mind. They can't recognize the spiritual dimension in their lives because they try to use reason to understand it.