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by Webwanderer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Intuition or Attraction?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Intuition or Attraction?

Welcome to the forum. I think it more likely that it's a mix of both. While something in your long term focus and concerns (even though not necessarily noticeable in your conscious thought, but possibly inherent in some belief structure you hold) has attracted this event to you, your sense of intuit...
by Webwanderer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle

Self isn't an illusion. Identification with our human thoughts and beliefs is an illusion. Suppose you believed yourself to be a frog. Really believed it. Would you be a frog? No, that would be an illusion of thought, of belief. You are what you are. Remember the Biblical Scripture "I am that I am"?...
by Webwanderer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 122
Views: 30276

Re: Tolle Criticism

The one huge contradiction I have found between his teachings and his very own actions has also bothered me to an extent. He has spoken, in several of his retreats or talks (many of them available on YouTube), in a very chastising tone, about the logging industry that "cuts down the sacred forests ...
by Webwanderer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why no sublime sense of Depth and Being?
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Why no sublime sense of Depth and Being?

Jonski, I suggest that you look at the context of 'meaning' and how that applied reference directly affects experience. A key element that gives those 'recorded' events and conditions of our lives the quality that they hold for us is the meaning we apply to them. If events and conditions are just in...
by Webwanderer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 122
Views: 30276

Re: Tolle Criticism

The very thought storm of criticism you, and others, offer is simply evidence of what Tolle teaches about the dominance of identified thought over inclusive awareness. I have noticed this fanboy attitude that labels any disagreement or criticism as a "thought storm" while failing to see that any cr...
by Webwanderer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 122
Views: 30276

Re: Tolle Criticism

MidleMan, could you please post the Tolle quote where he clearly states that his teachings are "universally applicable"? Tolle has discovered an effective way to bring clarity and peace to his life through a recognition of the process of self-identification and a more inclusive perspective, that we ...
by Webwanderer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forum. Explore a bit and join in.

WW
by Webwanderer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not 100% onboard with everything Tolle says, but he has a lot of good points. Open to discuss.
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Not 100% onboard with everything Tolle says, but he has a lot of good points. Open to discuss.

Tolle is by no means new to me, and I think he has a lot of good points, but I am not sure whether I 100% believe everything and whether he is really enlightened or not. Welcome to the forum Cyath. I agree that believing any teaching 100 per cent is mostly a mistake. (I believe that 100 per cent! :...
by Webwanderer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling empty and sad, will the ego ever die?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Feeling empty and sad, will the ego ever die?

My recommendation is to tell her that you want her company, but only if she wants to be there. If she knows she's free to test the waters without getting trapped, she's more likely to take the risk. It has to be real on your part however. People can tell when something is only words. You'll find tha...
by Webwanderer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling empty and sad, will the ego ever die?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Feeling empty and sad, will the ego ever die?

In your own mind, give her her freedom to do what she wants. You have no right to control her behavior. In freeing her, you may well find your own freedom. Two free people coming together is a truly beautiful thing. Living with someone who offers freedom is something worth investing in. Investing wi...
by Webwanderer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 75
Views: 2465

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Sighclone wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:54 pm
Warring with reality is a recipe for misery. It's a choice. If you make that choice and hold fast to it, you will suffer. It's up to you.

Andy
Well said Andy, and so true.

WW
by Webwanderer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 664

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

Yes, sure. What I mean is that (in my opinion) you don't have to rationalize that intention in order to act. In another words, when you are walking, for example, you don't need necessarly to think "now I'm going to stop" in order to stop. We kind of do that a lot of times - and there's nothing wron...
by Webwanderer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 664

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

When you practice a lot, you'll be able to be really present, without thoughts,... When you are in a state like that, you'll realize that you don't necessarily need to think or have a intention in order to do things. Hmm... Don't you have to have a desire and subsequent intention to get free of tho...
by Webwanderer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 664

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

I tend to agree. Experience matters, and without all those trappings you cite, what is left to experience? Maybe something, but much less than a human life's potential.

WW
by Webwanderer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: how do I remain present while being with my memories?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: how do I remain present while being with my memories?

So here's my question: is there a way to remain present, while simultaneously spending a lot of time and energy focused on thought forms? ET often says that it is not bad to think, it only becomes a problem when we identify ourselves with those thoughts. So is it simply, or—not so simply, in practi...