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by ZenCowgirl
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is happiness a choice or something to aim for?
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Is happiness a choice or something to aim for?

Victor Frankel also offers the fork in the road that we face at every moment if we stop and think for a moment about it and pay attention to the fork: - on the one tine, we have the "lower self" which is always there seeking its needs which is protection and safety and snugginess - on the other tine...
by ZenCowgirl
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do we want?
Replies: 20
Views: 2222

Re: What do we want?

Awareness simply is. It does not "do" anything. Part of consciousness (in her terminology), however, is "paying attention." We all know we can pay attention to this or to that--although many would chatter and disagree as to whether we have a choice in what we attend to. We can (or can not) pay atten...
by ZenCowgirl
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do we want?
Replies: 20
Views: 2222

Re: What do we want?

Keymaster you say It sounds like the mind is pretending to be the consciousness which is noticing itself. I don't know what you mean about consciousness looking at awareness. Awareness is aware. How can you be conscious of something which is not an appearing in consciousness? I had just watched an i...
by ZenCowgirl
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do we want?
Replies: 20
Views: 2222

Re: What do we want?

We want peace . We also tend to seek confirmation that we are on the right path - but we cannot get it, so it is wise to recognize that want and see that you confirm yourself. Peace is in us already and we know it when we see it. We know the right thing if we take the time to see it and heed what we...
by ZenCowgirl
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hullo from China
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: Hullo from China

Hello CaiHong! Thank you for relating that Eckhart changed his name in honor of the Meister. I did not know that! Two other things: 1.) I teach at a college which is heavily international and some classes are nearly FILLED with Chinese and other Asian students. While it is true that the Chinese wome...
by ZenCowgirl
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SandyJoy on Buddha at the Gas Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: SandyJoy on Buddha at the Gas Pump

check out this format of "interview" or "chat" between two women.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UbKZhD ... ExwZ2bSxgd
by ZenCowgirl
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SandyJoy on Buddha at the Gas Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: SandyJoy on Buddha at the Gas Pump

Oh here you are, Sandy. I sent you an email. I thoroughly enjoyed your hour-48 on Bat Gap. A joy it was!
by ZenCowgirl
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Where are you on the map of consciousness?
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Where are you on the map of consciousness?

Well, it's pertinent. For afterall the original author who created the chart of consciousness was, in his book, alerting us to how different "states" or "emotions" are pinning us to some level .... so it's related if we can be seen as "responsible" for attachment to a state or emotion ... so ok. let...
by ZenCowgirl
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Where are you on the map of consciousness?
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Where are you on the map of consciousness?

aww. just awe. just. i'll read that again ... and link back to watch those uTubes. glad I'm back too - had forgotten about this ... but thought of you when I again picked up the essay I am (still) trying to write and remember how you gave me comments. I am currently lost in life and work and communi...
by ZenCowgirl
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Where are you on the map of consciousness?
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Where are you on the map of consciousness?

Would it be fair & accurate to say that the introduction 'resonated' at whatever 'frequency of consciousness' you were at - it met 'like energy' and could be absorbed without question? Would that be fair to say? U bet. and it was a story. I like ... story. Would it also be fair & accurate to say th...
by ZenCowgirl
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Where are you on the map of consciousness?
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Where are you on the map of consciousness?

I just had occasion to read his book in which this chart appears. I read all but the final chapter. I loved the introduction: thought it was the best ever description of the transition. Then I found myself almost repelled (sent back, away from) the middle chapters. Why? The introduction came from in...
by ZenCowgirl
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I want to walk the walk, not just talk the talk...
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: I want to walk the walk, not just talk the talk...

here is a brief article on the distinction between self esteem (you mention is) and self respect.
It might have something for you to mull over. http://incharacter.org/features/theodor ... f-respect/
by ZenCowgirl
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 212
Views: 57519

Re: Awakening

imago: I know you already know everything I will say below :D Also, I am not claiming enlightenment or awake-ness, but moved to reply just to keep this thread going. I think that one has to realize the entertainment of the idea of pain or regret about those you turned away or those opportunities you...
by ZenCowgirl
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 212
Views: 57519

Re: Awakening

what a very nice pagefull.