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by sardinelover
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My pain body (anxiety and insomnia) is back!
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: My pain body (anxiety and insomnia) is back!

I like to call the mind a negativity machine. All it does for most of the time is generate negative thoughts that lead to worry, stress and anxiety. Once you realize that these negative thoughts are just nonsense, mind stuff, they can no longer affect you. Moreover, the mind is never present, it is ...
by sardinelover
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret unconcious decisions
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: Regret unconcious decisions

If I got a dollar for every time a person here says that they are enlightened then immediately proceed to talk about their problems, I'd be $50 richer. Awareness is the solution. Be aware of your thoughts and the thoughts will cease. Your become present, in the now, where there is no past or future....
by sardinelover
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me uneas
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me u

If I had a dollar for every time someone here says that they are "present", and then proceed to describe their unease or problems whilst being "present", I'd be a about $20 richer. You can't "try not to think". The process to stop thinking doesn't work like that. Be aware of your thoughts, more spec...
by sardinelover
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thinking about suicide...
Replies: 22
Views: 1468

Re: Thinking about suicide...

oldthink45, please go and see a mental health professional.
by sardinelover
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Some advice

Tulip54 wrote:For the last month I have been feeling so depressed.
I suggest visiting a counselor or mental health professional. Your state/territory may provide free counseling services.

Spirituality can certainly help with depression, but a high degree of presence is required.
by sardinelover
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accepting hurts
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Accepting hurts

tunux, forget about acceptance or forgiveness. They are just concepts, mind stuff. Lack of presence is the core problem here. If you are not present, you will feel remorse and bitterness about the past, and anxiety and worry about the future. Become present in order to dissolve past and future. When...
by sardinelover
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?

Enlightenment = no more suffering.
by sardinelover
Tue May 02, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Eliminating Want from a person of interest/lover/partner
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Eliminating Want from a person of interest/lover/partner

Don't beat yourself up with the spirituality stick just because you like someone. If you find them attractive, then what could be more natural than being attracted to them and wanting them? What is most important for you is to be aware of the wanting both as a bundle of thoughts in your head and as ...
by sardinelover
Tue May 02, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Righteous Anger
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Righteous Anger

There seems to be a lot of anger in me and I recognize this and then watch the anger, but in my experience there needs to be an outlet for anger. It seems like it's repressed anger that is making me depressed. The only way to remove negative emotions from your body is to put your awareness into you...
by sardinelover
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Read all three books - feel much worse.
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Read all three books - feel much worse.

OP, I think that Tolle has written over 10 books. Which 3 did you read?
by sardinelover
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Loss of joy
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Loss of joy

In my experience, joy is spontaneous. It is not constant or reproducible due to repeating some activity (such as meditation). Moreover, it comes and go quickly, only lasting for a few seconds. Sometimes I smile, laugh, or break into a dance or run, for no reason other than joy. The occurrence of joy...
by sardinelover
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is enlightenment like? or what is it not?
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: What is enlightenment like? or what is it not?

Enlightenment = the end of suffering. Not more knowledge. Not nothingness.

Enlightenment is not special, and it is readily attainable by everybody.
by sardinelover
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Meditation frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Meditation frustration

It is important to get a break from the stream of thought as frequently as you can throughout the day. 15-30 minutes of meditation a day is sufficient. Try five 3-minute sessions or six 5-minute sessions throughout the day. Once your presence power grows, you can put your awareness into your mind or...
by sardinelover
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Presence is living as if you don't exist right?
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Presence is living as if you don't exist right?

Presence is being conscious. It is a state where there is no unconscious thinking. Unconscious thinking generates a vast amount of negative thoughts and emotions, and the end result is highly destructive for the person and for the planet.
by sardinelover
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It all feels like an excuse sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: It all feels like an excuse sometimes

Thinking is the problem here. More specifically, time(past and future) thrive in thought - thought(most of which is unconscious) sustains past and future. Awareness is the key. You end time by being present. How? By being aware of your thoughts. The thoughts will quickly subside, and past and future...