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by Glycine
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 212
Views: 54781

Re: Awakening

You guys are amazing! Going on as strong as ever! Tommy6084: You can't force others to wake up, because you're fighting against yourself. Not only that you can't win, but you will increase suffering. Just observe and have fun. If you feel compelled to poke others, tease them gently. For example, sho...
by Glycine
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are you on this board?
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Why are you on this board?

karmarider wrote: Cease to cherish opinion and rely only on direct experience.
Direct experience can be misleading. For example, direct experience can lead to many optical illusions.
But then, what do we have to rely on? Could it be that there's nothing to rely on?
by Glycine
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: The Double Slit experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 3295

Re: The Double Slit experiment

Humans/Consciousness can be present without being in the same room. The electron shooter produces the electrons in the same way in both cases, but the measuring device changes the behavior when the electron is passing by it. The change is linked to the measuring process. Measurement cannot be done w...
by Glycine
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: The Double Slit experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 3295

Re: The Double Slit experiment

IMO, this experiment has nothing to do with consciousness (except if everything is consciousness, in which case the experiment is not needed). Human observers were present in both cases and didn't change anything. The observer that they are talking about, the one that detects through which slit the ...
by Glycine
Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windmills of Your Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Hi Andy, Thank you for your words.
All experiences seem like dreams.
Nevertheless, the body and the mind are as real as awareness; the only difference is in how limited each manifestation is.
IMO, being aware that we exist is only half of the story.
We also exist(ed) when we are not aware we exist.
by Glycine
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windmills of Your Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Windmills of Your Mind

What is it that notices the windmills of the mind? :wink: I'm pretty sure the mind is able to analyze the windmills. Would the mind be able to do it without noticing them? But something/somebody is definitely having an intermittent experience of analyzing/noticing; this is miraculous and annoyingly...
by Glycine
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windmills of Your Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Thank you for the lyrics, James.
I remember living like that many times. It can be quite funny, actually - especially from outside.
by Glycine
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: going to the mountain top, whose coming with?
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: going to the mountain top, whose coming with?

wakeupneo wrote:Don't we have to step out?
Not necessarily. The idea that we have to change something keeps the illusion going.
Nevertheless, if need be, life will find a way to kick you hard out of your current situation.
Possibilities are endless. There is no single path.
by Glycine
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Inquiry
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: Spiritual Inquiry

Thank you Sighclone for suggesting the book.
That chapter did not answer my question, but I may have found an answer in "The Power of Now". ET mentions that one should "consciously enter" the sleep state.
by Glycine
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Space Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2625

Re: Space Consciousness

Thank you, Garuda.
Being aware of awareness definitely brings in a new dimension.
by Glycine
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Inquiry
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: Spiritual Inquiry

Thank you for your reply, James. Indeed, awareness in sleep is different than awareness while awake. The difference is the mind, active or silent. I dare say that in deep sleep we have a very quiet mind - so everybody has easy access to the no-mind state. Also, inanimate objects have awareness as we...
by Glycine
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Inquiry
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: Spiritual Inquiry

The fundamental truth here is that "I" exist or am "Aware"... It is the only constant... I must be that which is always present, not that which comes go... Dear James, Are you able to experience this fundamental truth in deep sleep? I am genuinely interested in this. When I'm awake, awareness seems...
by Glycine
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Two Minds
Replies: 43
Views: 1426

Re: The Two Minds

.......... the mind senses many more "things," including itself. ............ This is a very important point, and I agree with it. Many "teachers" confuse awareness with mind's ability to sense itself. Being the observer of the mind is generally another function of the same mind. Identification wit...
by Glycine
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How long can you stay present?
Replies: 98
Views: 4723

Re: How long can you stay present?

Ananda wrote:Blissful, isn't it, to not be aware of anything?
:wink:
Blissful indeed! :D
by Glycine
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How long can you stay present?
Replies: 98
Views: 4723

Re: How long can you stay present?

Very good point, Ananda. OK, I need to increase the clarity:
When I wake up, I feel I was absent (not here)...
When I'm in deep sleep, I don't feel anything.