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by Webwanderer
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble with stigma on suicide
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Trouble with stigma on suicide

Hi I'm looking for some guidance, I have been attending a Buddhism group for a while now and am becoming attracted to it's teachings however I find it's view on suicide very off putting. Unfortunately my farther committed suicide a number of years back which I have had major difficulties with. I'm ...
by Webwanderer
Thu May 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yawning- ego dissolution?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Yawning- ego dissolution?

And the more I saw the disfunctional thoughts and egoic structure in me/my body/ mind more I started to yawn and feel physical aches in my body. This is not uncommon. The reason is that when one becomes quieter and more introspective, we start to notice things we didn't before because of the mind r...
by Webwanderer
Thu May 24, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?

Waking up, to a large extent, is the recognition of beliefs and their effect on our life experience. Primary beliefs are those that we harbor that identify us to ourselves - that define who we are. Find clarity on how beliefs effect our perspective, how they can be entrained and arbitrary, and we go...
by Webwanderer
Tue May 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yawning- ego dissolution?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Yawning- ego dissolution?

Hello, Nikkyxo. Welcome to the forum.

How do you perceive the distinction between you and your ego?

WW
by Webwanderer
Mon May 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Apathy

You can meditate with your eyes open most anytime you want. Adyashanti calls it 'True Meditation'. It's basically resting in awareness free of thinking, free of labeling, free of analysis, free of judgment. Just observe, perceive, and experience the moment as it is, with all its content. "Be here no...
by Webwanderer
Mon May 21, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Ultimate Destruction
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Ultimate Destruction

I would suggest an in-depth study of Law of Attraction. While I here your story, there's no way to get at the other player's input. Because it seems to be recurring where ever you go, it's most likely being attracted to you by the content of your own energy. You've heard the well worn truism - you c...
by Webwanderer
Mon May 21, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 1298

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

Is it simply that even if baptism was practiced by Jesus, that doesn't make it necessary to be "saved"?
Are you worried about being saved? Do you think baptism matters? And what does 'saved' mean?
by Webwanderer
Sun May 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Apathy

We can only hate ourselves if we don't 'know' ourselves. That which hates, and that which is hated, are both thought constructs and the markers of an illusory separation from our true nature. That which we are in Essence is Divine. Get beyond thinking and the painful judgment that is born of emotion...
by Webwanderer
Sat May 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 1298

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

Just tell them the truth. You're not ready to make that commitment yet and that you'll do it when it feels right - or when the Spirit inspires you to do so. Postpone it until it does. If they continue to pressure you, ask them if Jesus pressured his followers or inspired them? Did Jesus teach baptis...
by Webwanderer
Fri May 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 1298

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

Hi Joe. It seems I missed your question on where I live. I live in central Florida near Orlando. Public baptism as an adult is an expression of commitment. As it is a commitment to a particular view of 'God, it can be quite emotionally binding. My question to you is does such public baptism make a d...
by Webwanderer
Fri May 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Apathy

I have found that the 'application' of appreciation has a cumulative effect on well being. To make it a point to sit in nondescript appreciation on frequent occasions raises one's energy at the moment and over time. Of course it's unlikely for one to be able to live every moment in appreciation, as ...
by Webwanderer
Thu May 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Apathy

Sometimes, I feel like this whole body of teachings is just a copout for people who couldn't face the world as it is and so created a set of fantasies. I don't blame them, obviously, because I resorted to the same approach of self-preservation. This appears to assume that it's an either/or option w...
by Webwanderer
Mon May 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thoughts and balance
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Thoughts and balance

Welcome to the forum. What is the balance between living in the now, but also being ready and aware of my surroundings and problems that need my attention? Where do those two meet? The balance comes with the knowledge and recognition of the flow of thought. When you recognize a thought stream as a t...
by Webwanderer
Sat May 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Apathy

Hi Niki, welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found this thread insightful. Thanks for bringing it back up. I have no energy and all the things that gave me great pleasure—and big ego boosts because I was good at them—now seem meaningless to me. I feel very uninspired. I have found there is a lot more...
by Webwanderer
Sat May 05, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Afraid to acknowledge the pain
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Afraid to acknowledge the pain

Welcome to the forum. I suggest that you don't make the ego your enemy. It's better seen as a tool through which you interact with others in this human experience. Know it for what it is and engage it in life as you would with your physical vehicle. It's the knowing that matters. In knowing the ego,...