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by cobra22
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Porn, masturbation and spiritual awakening
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Porn, masturbation and spiritual awakening

Sounds like you are using porn and masturbation as a form of escape from the emotions associated with the breakdown of your relationship with your ex. Whilst these activities seem to be giving you temporary relief over your symptoms, I would suggest actually minimizing these activities for now in or...
by cobra22
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why change?
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Why change?

Trying to develop awairness I am declaring that this moment (and myself) needs to be developed and "corrected". If you feel that this moment needs to be corrected then you are not actually living in the moment. Also, it's not this exact moment that you feel needs to be corrected; rather it's an exp...
by cobra22
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?
Replies: 17
Views: 3498

Re: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?

It seems Eckhart believes in non-duality. The problem with this is that if non-dualism is real then what does it really matter whether we are present/conscious or not? I haven't done much research into the non-dualism philosophy but it seems to me if it's true then we as human beings are basically '...
by cobra22
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Dealing with my very unconscious, high temper dad
Replies: 35
Views: 6278

Re: Dealing with my very unconscious, high temper dad

I told him that if he blames me for ruining his life (I don't know how losing my cellphone and then quickly finding it contributes to ruining his life) then why doesn't he kill me to end his torment, and then he looked at me with a smile and told me that he doesn't need to, that I am in the process...
by cobra22
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: If I want for nothing how do I pay the bills?
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: If I want for nothing how do I pay the bills?

This is something else that causes great confusion for me. If I become so enlightened that I no longer have any desire to acheive goals or desires in the future, how do you pay the bills on time? Becoming highly enlightened won't take your desire to achieve goals or desires in the future away from ...
by cobra22
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: No problem now??
Replies: 22
Views: 1248

Re: No problem now??

What should I tell him: "Relax, the manuscript is not the problem. Loss of Now is the problem."? Well, that's what you would tell yourself. Look at it like this. You've got two options, you can either write the book or you don't write the book. If your lying on the couch at home and your constantly...
by cobra22
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How long can you stay present?
Replies: 98
Views: 6532

Re: How long can you stay present?

[gansta speak]I'm present all the time, bitch.[/gangsta speak] :wink:
by cobra22
Sat May 30, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Continuity

Well the now is constantly moving forward, or, things are constantly moving forward in the now, so by placing your attention in the now you are putting yourself in the flow and motion of life. Ah, but whether we're in the now or not, aren't we in the flow and motion of life anyway? Even if we're lo...
by cobra22
Fri May 29, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Continuity

A few years before I read TPON I became enlightened in a way. What I developed so to speak was a mentality which is, "I'll just continue on like this". And surprisingly, using this mentality I finally felt I had reached a level of perfection. Basically, I felt happier with myself more than ever. It'...
by cobra22
Tue May 26, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: The further i go the stronger my EGO gets
Replies: 31
Views: 2139

Re: The further i go the stronger my EGO gets

There's a saying that goes along the lines of don't be the tree that stands strong but snaps at the first heavy wind. Instead be like the reed which sways freely but never breaks.
by cobra22
Mon May 25, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Forginess. Forgiving myself
Replies: 25
Views: 1530

Re: Forginess. Forgiving myself

this is also human, and many of us find happiness in these things, and sometimes we are lucky because we might find someone with a light pain body who is really easy to live with. i wish my husband that. and wish him joy. That's the spirit of forgiveness. Shouldn't she be forgiving herself though? ...
by cobra22
Sun May 24, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Forginess. Forgiving myself
Replies: 25
Views: 1530

Re: Forginess. Forgiving myself

But until i forgive myself i can clearly see i am truly stuck in the situation where the desperate thoughts about being abandoned by my husband as a consequence of my unconsciousness seem to drive me absolutely crazy. Good Lord. Have you ever considered this unconsciousness and consciousness stuff ...
by cobra22
Sun May 24, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: The Ego's Relationship to Success
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: The Ego's Relationship to Success

The question I'm asking myself is whether to walk a spiritual path that has little bearing on the way the world really works, or to let go of that lofty ambition in favor of a more realistic mindset that allows me to reap the fruits of my labor. That is a silly question because both options are ego...
by cobra22
Fri May 15, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart more of a hindrance than a help?
Replies: 36
Views: 2202

Re: Is Eckhart more of a hindrance than a help?

In your original question, toward what are you asking if Eckhart is a hindrance? What are you expecting? Living life. Echkart says thinking, individualism, etc, aren't "us". He promotes a state of no-mind. So, what he does is make the connotation that normal thinking is bad. So, he wants us to make...
by cobra22
Thu May 14, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart more of a hindrance than a help?
Replies: 36
Views: 2202

Re: Is Eckhart more of a hindrance than a help?

I ripped my PON book in half once thinking it had quite a detrimental effect on my life. Great. What beliefs have a detrimental effect on your state of peace? Consider doing the same to them by questioning their truth. No beliefs have a detrimental effect on my state of peace. Playing mental parlou...