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by xkatex
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?
Replies: 199
Views: 6759

Re: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?

The emptiness really hurts sometimes, but it only hurts because you're not letting it open inside of you. I know it's hard to open to it because it hurts so much and everything feels so dead but what other choice do you have? Everything's going to feel dead and empty if you continue to avoid the voi...
by xkatex
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yoooo people. Young kid calling out
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Yoooo people. Young kid calling out

Nice to see a younger person on the forum. I'm seventeen from England, and the forum is the only place I can talk to like-minded people. I think you'll find it a great help, as I have.

Blessings :-)
by xkatex
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: A few uneventful moments
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

Re: A few uneventful moments

If you keep going into the feeling, and drop all your expectations that it should be bliss, then it blossoms into the most indescribable bliss. I was disappointed at first too, but then I watched one of Adyashanti's videos called 'feeling good, versus the truth' and decided to just experience what w...
by xkatex
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Other teachers?
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Other teachers?

Yeah, you're right. Thanks!

Once again, I've been avoiding the void and not giving it a chance to show me its beauty. I'm just grateful that it was only for a few hours this time!
by xkatex
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Spiritual literature?
Replies: 7
Views: 2410

Re: Spiritual literature?

Lady Chatterley's Lover - by D.H.Lawrence.

It's big on the mind/body separation. Beautiful :)
by xkatex
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The gift of presence
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: The gift of presence

OK, this is going to sound completely crazy but I want to describe something that may or may not have happened. I got that feeling of sadness and discontent again on Saturday, and after a lot of resistance I decided to completely open to it, no inner body practice, no manipulating anything, just sto...
by xkatex
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Other teachers?
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Other teachers?

I still struggle with this from time to time. I've recently abandoned all practices, facing up to the emptiness, and it often blossoms into aliveness. However with this it's much much easier to fall back into relative unconsciousness when I do this. However, when I practice inner body meditation, al...
by xkatex
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: Newbie here, life is upset.
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

Re: Newbie here, life is upset.

It can be disorienting. It's natural that you've started to feel dissatisfied with the way that most people live and relate to each other. It's interesting that you've used the image of the loop, because it's just like the idea of samsara, the never ending wheel of suffering. You're about to step of...
by xkatex
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The gift of presence
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: The gift of presence

Thank you for all your advice, everyone. Don't worry, I have completely given up on trying to tell my boyfriend about this because I don't want him to worry or think I'm mad; I also don't want to make him feel uncomfortable in the masculine way of not liking to talk about these things. But still, it...
by xkatex
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The gift of presence
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: The gift of presence

I'd like to hear your thoughts or advice, although I know there isn't really much I can do but allow this to be. I love my boyfriend so much, but recently when I'm near him I've been feeling a deep sadness in my heart area, and it's like my heart is closing up to his energy all of a sudden. I've fou...
by xkatex
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spirituality Jokes
Replies: 451
Views: 61481

Re: Spirituality Jokes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13782645

I don't think Dalai Lama got the joke :( I love his laugh!! :)
by xkatex
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The gift of presence
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: The gift of presence

I think it was just the chocolate to be honest... :lol:
by xkatex
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone help me on the way?
Replies: 50
Views: 2252

Re: Can someone help me on the way?

Fear the Emptiness When you first awaken to the emptiness at the heart of existence, you tend to experience it as vast, radiant, silent, and infused with love. But as the fullness and richness of the experience fades, the ego may turn it into an intimidating absence of meaning and identity, a groun...
by xkatex
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The gift of presence
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: The gift of presence

Thank you creepy old dude at the disco!! :D It's interesting to hear about your experience in marriage, because I can imagine the pain body stuff comes up a lot more intensely when you're together all the time. What seems great to me is that you don't need or expect your partner to read the book or ...
by xkatex
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone help me on the way?
Replies: 50
Views: 2252

Re: Can someone help me on the way?

Google 'spiritual emptiness' and read the first few articles which come up. Your mind is deeply afraid of the void, and so is projecting a deadness on to it which you experience as lack of feeling in your body. http://www.gangaji.org/index.php?modules=invitation&op=article_detail&read_id=47 This ali...