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by idontgetit
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do I only care about enlightenment when I'm depressed?
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Why do I only care about enlightenment when I'm depressed?

Hello everyone, I'm writing this because there seems to be a major problem in my life to becoming happy. The only times that I am interested in enlightenment, or feel the draw towards ET and his writings is when I am suffering. I actually found ET in the midst of a depression a couple of years ago. ...
by idontgetit
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is enlightenment a leap of faith?
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Is enlightenment a leap of faith?

About six months ago I experienced what I think was "presence". It only lasted a couple of day and it hasn't come back since. It was nice while it lasted but I've almost completely forgotten what it felt like. I've noticed that over the past six months I haven't really felt happy. I'm not depressed ...
by idontgetit
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the most noticeable difference in enlightened people?
Replies: 18
Views: 2306

Re: What's the most noticeable difference in enlightened people?

Ananda, I'm uncertain of what you write. Some things about enlightenment confuse me. For example, when you say "I don't grieve when a body dies, be it human or not." Would this mean that if a family member passed away, you would feel no sadness? No grief? Is this not a natural part of being human? W...
by idontgetit
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this Presence?
Replies: 15
Views: 1944

Re: Is this Presence?

Thanks for the responses. I can't help but think there is a separation between presence and awareness in that presence is the physical manifestation of awareness. In other words, presence is the flow state we find ourselves in sometimes (as an athlete or a musician has probably experienced). Whereas...
by idontgetit
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Frustrated

Sorry for yet another post on this forum, but I need to get this out. In my classes, class contribution is worth a percentage of our grade. Today in class, I put up my hand to answer a question. I fumbled, got the answer wrong. Later in the class, I put up my hand to answer a question again, and aga...
by idontgetit
Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this Presence?
Replies: 15
Views: 1944

Is this Presence?

Hello everyone, Over the past 3 weeks or so, I've been sporadically "dipping" into what seems to be a different state. I'll describe what it's like because I'm not really sure if it is presence, or maybe just a partial type of presence. First, a little backstory - I'm 21 years old, I've had a great ...
by idontgetit
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naughty Wayne Dyer!! (funny vid)
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Naughty Wayne Dyer!! (funny vid)

Someone posted an Eckhart one on another thread. Check it out :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYSG_Y61 ... re=related

I dont' know much about Wayne Dyer...does he share the same message as Tolle, Adya etc?
by idontgetit
Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do people really suffer?
Replies: 25
Views: 2949

Re: Do people really suffer?

Hi Sighclone, It is an interesting topic. I have an INFJ (so rare!) friend who has read PoN and claims to "live in the now". I would think the iNtuitives would be the best candidates for awakening. I'm actually ISFJ. What is even more interesting to me is if the personality changes after awakening. ...
by idontgetit
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do people really suffer?
Replies: 25
Views: 2949

Re: Do people really suffer?

They might even be an ISTJ... :) Haha, the spiritual teachers? Somethings makes me doubt that :P Most likely INFJ (in Ecky's case at least). But what about you...who are you? I'm someone who is not sure if they are ready yet for all of this, yet I know that if I try to ignore it or forget about it,...
by idontgetit
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do people really suffer?
Replies: 25
Views: 2949

Re: Do people really suffer?

"Yes, of course. They probably will be completely mystified by it later when then try to figure out what happened, but sure they can still experience presence. I had many such experiences, starting in my teens; I just didn't know what happened, and so I went on a journey to recapture it. But since I...
by idontgetit
Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do people really suffer?
Replies: 25
Views: 2949

Re: Do people really suffer?

Yes but then where does "love" come from? For example, love that a mother has for a child? If the mother is "in the dream" then is this love a dream? What I am asking is if people who are not aware that "they are not thought" can still experience presence? I believe that they can - it doesn't take s...
by idontgetit
Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reclaimed by the mind
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Reclaimed by the mind

Back to Arel's comment: something that I'm having trouble with is that I feel guilty when wanting to be with people or be around people because I see it as the ego wanting something. Aren't techniques to improve social skills (for example) just feeding the ego more?

Thanks...
by idontgetit
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do people really suffer?
Replies: 25
Views: 2949

Do people really suffer?

One thought that kept popping into my mind when reading Tolle, Buddhism etc. is the idea that as long as we are attached to ego, we suffer. I have also read many posts on this forum and many opinions that seem to think that without awareness, we are suffering, asleep, not fully living life, etc... H...
by idontgetit
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Depression
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

Re: Spiritual Depression

KR, I know that of which you speak!! (and btw great blog, which I comment at too :P) Basically, for me, once I read PON, there was an immediate rush of "wow these negative thoughts are just thoughts...nothing else!". I understood the realization that we are not thought straight away and it felt grea...
by idontgetit
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: very strong reaction... feedback much appricated
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: very strong reaction... feedback much appricated

Hey, What you are experienced (and may still be experiencing a bit?) is called Depersonalization, and it's a common symptom of anxiety. It definitely sounds like you were having a bit of a panic attack, and the depersonalization response kicked in. You said that you've had it before while on mushroo...