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by Webwanderer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effort and struggle in awakening - The mind up to it's old tricks?
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Effort and struggle in awakening - The mind up to it's old tricks?

A big source of suffering for me has been my mind telling me that I need to struggle, need to fight, need to put in constant effort to awaken. It's deeper than that, it's tied in with my identity, the mind tells me that unless I struggle and fight and put in constant effort then I'm not worthy. Is ...
by Webwanderer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Self Deconstruction
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: Self Deconstruction

I don't know what exactly you mean by authenticity or how to strive for it. Do you honestly want to know who and what you are? Deeply? Truly? Honestly? It's not for me, nor anyone else, to tell you what or who you are. It's only pointers and words at best. Recognition is what matters. Sit quietly a...
by Webwanderer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Self Deconstruction
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: Self Deconstruction

The only desire left is to awaken and I don't even know what awakening is, even that desire is losing its energy. Awakening is kind of a byproduct to an approach to life that strives for authenticity. I'm not talking about a thought based authenticity that flows through our accumulated beliefs abou...
by Webwanderer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Suicide NDE
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: Suicide NDE

Time is just the agreement / convention we have all inherited. It's neither physical or finite energy it's just a convention, it's not 'real' - so therefore, it cannot be 'wasted' as some believe. No doubt you are correct. If time is not real it cannot be wasted. That said there is a context relate...
by Webwanderer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does the ego actually have free will
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Does the ego actually have free will

Does the ego actually have free will The way I see it is that your title question is a case of mistaken identity. The ego is basically a thought construct that one may believe is who they are. It's not. Who you are is the believer, not the belief. Identification with the belief structure of a separ...
by Webwanderer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Deal with Anger
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Deal with Anger

Welcome to the forum Antam. The point of being a witness to the anger is to recognize that you are not the anger. The anger is something you feel, an energy within you, but it is not you. In the practice of observing any and all of our feeling states we get a better sense of our own natural being as...
by Webwanderer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Living in outside world
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Living in outside world

Just because you accept the present moment does not mean you cannot act to change your life situation. It's like we have an inner and outer purpose. The inner purpose is to be present in any situation and the outer purpose can be anything we want. We just need to be present and we can go through an...
by Webwanderer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Living in outside world
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Living in outside world

Thanks turiya. Loved that link to the Stevie Wonder song. Well done.

WW
by Webwanderer
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Living in outside world
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Living in outside world

What is driving us to achieve goals and why we even should have goals and a 'journey' ? Are certain actions considered good, because ultimately we are controlled by our instincts of survival and becoming a president/rich/healthy increase those chances and our brain rewards us for it? If accepting p...
by Webwanderer
Mon May 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?

I believe that so many happy faces is a sign of a playful nature. :D But I do admire the amount of effort to put all that together. :mrgreen:

WW
by Webwanderer
Fri May 25, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?

Could you give me an example? Do you believe that some things are wrong? Rape, murder, child abuse, war, etc, etc,. From a human context it's a fairly easy argument to make that many events and conditions in life are wrong. They cause a lot of pain and suffering, and we don't like pain and sufferin...
by Webwanderer
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble with stigma on suicide
Replies: 2
Views: 160

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: 130

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: 8
Views: 224

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...