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by cobra22
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: my addictions
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: my addictions

I don't think labeling something as an 'addiction' helps. It attaches a negative connotation to an activity that is neither good or bad when it looked upon in the eyes of the present moment. For instance, if you masturbated and then feel drained and frustrated afterwards, are those feelings caused b...
by cobra22
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Letting go of Spiritual Practice
Replies: 7
Views: 3988

Re: Letting go of Spiritual Practice

Awakening can only happen by 'accident'. For instance, you can read Eckhart Tolle's books and listen to his talks all you want but you can never guarantee you will become more present by doing that. Only way you can potentially gain presence by specifically listening to him is by feeling the space i...
by cobra22
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Porn, masturbation and spiritual awakening
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

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: 1402

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: 5067

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: 8918

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: 2261

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: 3667

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: 11671

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: 623

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: 623

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: 3995

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: 2887

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: 2887

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: 1231

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...