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by pardes
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do I avoid the subtle traps?
Replies: 32
Views: 3750

Re: How do I avoid the subtle traps?

- and I have a special affinity for water. Water's response to even the tiniest bit of care and appreciation is instantaneous, regardless of how messed up it was. Water is just amazing. I sometimes think that every little bit of water must have intimate knowledge of every other bit of water in the ...
by pardes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do I avoid the subtle traps?
Replies: 32
Views: 3750

Re: How do I avoid the subtle traps?

That is a good question and the moment I posed it to myself, I burst out laughing because,it seemed to me that the trap was in asking the question and expecting that I "should" have an immediate answer and "should" be able to perform it perfectly the first time out of the starting block. To me, just...
by pardes
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Presence of Now and the creative process
Replies: 1
Views: 372

The Presence of Now and the creative process

Since discovering Eckhart Tolle's writings, I've taken a second look at the creative process of writing. What I have discovered is that some writing celebrates and perpetuates the painful past and fearful future, while some writing seems to transcend it in a way that offers the promise of freedom. Y...
by pardes
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 45300

Re: Tolle Criticism

Ahhhhhhh "NOW" I see. Thanks.

You know, of all the groups of this kind, this one seems to be the funniest group of people.
by pardes
Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 45300

Re: Tolle Criticism

Windrider wrote:hahah recovering NOWist.. that is so funny
I missed the connection of your comment...what does "recovering NOWist" mean?
by pardes
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Present while sleeping
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: Present while sleeping

Interesting thread! I've never been able to go to sleep as easily as many other people claim they do. But ahhhh, waking up is a delicious time in those first few minutes without the mental chatter. I'm generally present for the remainder of the day but never quite like those first few minutes which ...
by pardes
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Revelation
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Revelation

Of course there is always poetry therapy. Tongue in cheek "found poetry" therapy that will always shift a stuck mood with its silliness. Take this forum for instance. I monitor it every few days for new topics and this morning for the fun of it I made the topic titles into a found poem. Tolle Critic...
by pardes
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 45300

Re: Tolle Criticism

One of the draws to me about Eckhart Tolle was the fact that I have absolutely no interest in turning him into my "guru." The words he speaks warms and informs me but they seem delightfully free of needing to be attached to him with strings. One of the advantages of living to 63 has been watching th...
by pardes
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Cognitive therapy vs Tolle
Replies: 16
Views: 3949

Re: Cognitive therapy vs Tolle

They allow us to find the truth, which is beyond happiness. The rest is just a mind game to focus on happy moments and control sad ones. There are many moments when the veneer gets ripped off what we think is reality and the clues are obvious that the present moment is what we are called to. Before...
by pardes
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Psychics, Mediums, Clairvoyance, Spirit Guides
Replies: 9
Views: 4541

Re: Psychics, Mediums, Clairvoyance, Spirit Guides

You have to constantly choose Peace, over and over, regardless of all doubts, curiosities, etc. The more we let go, the more we understand, the less we need anything to turn out a certain way. --- Only you know what you want. My opinions here are only offered as something to consider, or discard. I...
by pardes
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?
Replies: 68
Views: 11958

Re: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?

A good sense of what Eckhart is about for me comes from listening the Findhorn talk, the very natural easy flowing of the words and the great joy that comes out of him and ocasional bits of what i would call poetry being born as he speaks. wow! Sensing that unnameable quality in him kind of brings ...