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by rachMiel
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Eagle85, howdy. :-) You might find this traditional Tibetan way of dealing with fear interesting and useful: Feeding Your Demons . "She explains that if we fight our demons, they only grow stronger. But if we feed them, nurture them, we can free ourselves from the battle." One of the advantages of t...
by rachMiel
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self or Nothingness, a choice
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Self or Nothingness, a choice

Choosing suffering or nothingness.

Neither sounds like much fun! Although nothingness, if done up right a la Buddhist emptiness can be massively freeing.

Are you sure you need to pick one or the other?
by rachMiel
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What can I do with my aversion to responsibility?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: What can I do with my aversion to responsibility?

You might find this short passage from a Krishnamurti dialogue interesting/useful: Questioner: You have said that, were you in a position of responsibility to others, you would fulfill that duty, but that you would not undertake further responsibilities. Why not? Why avoid action and work in this wo...
by rachMiel
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We came from the universe but we also made the universe
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: We came from the universe but we also made the universe

It’s as if we are in the world and then the world is in us and then we are in the world and then the world is in us, infinitely regressing. Indra's Net Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that...
by rachMiel
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done going around in circles
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Done going around in circles

Been there! I'd wager pretty much all seekers have. You're in the middle of the river and have neither the joy of the other shore nor of the old familiar one. You could paddle back to where you started, but it just won't be the same. Things are worse than before you started seeking!
by rachMiel
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Direct Path
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: The Direct Path

I agree. Which is why I'm slogging through traditional Advaita, to stabilize the ground.
by rachMiel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Direct Path
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: The Direct Path

Standing as Awareness, Greg Goode is solid. The Direct Path also, especially if you like guided exercises to develop your awareness.
by rachMiel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Direct Path
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: The Direct Path

With a forum name like turiya, I'm not surprised! Have you studied traditional Advaita too? I feel it's a good foundation for Direct Path'ing, which without solid grounding in nonduality/awareness teachings can be very difficult, I think. Which of the Direct Path teachers resonate strongly with you?...
by rachMiel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Direct Path
Replies: 7
Views: 749

The Direct Path

Are there any Direct Pathies in the house? Readers of Sri Atmananda, Greg Goode, Rupert Spira, Jean Klein, Francis Lucille? I'm drawn to Direct Path teachings because of their ... directness. ;-) They don't beat around the spiritual bush, they go straight for the heart of the matter: awareness/consc...
by rachMiel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: My book Refuting The External World is free for the next 5 days
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: My book Refuting The External World is free for the next 5 days

Just downloaded. Good opening hook:

"Haven’t you always wondered," I begin to ask Walt, "whether things really exist when we no longer observe them?"

I'm not Walt, but yes ... I have (often) wondered whether things exist independently of a mind/observer.

Thanks for offering this for free!

Rick
by rachMiel
Wed May 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Inner body and thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Inner body and thoughts

Am I doing it too forced or not? Yes, a bit, from your description. But if staying with the inner body is your goal, it sounds like you're on the right track. Try *softening* the transitions from inner body -> thought -> inner body. Don't rush the return from a thought to the inner body by pushing ...
by rachMiel
Mon May 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Inner body and thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Inner body and thoughts

Rupert Spira talks about the stream of thoughts (and inner narration, looping song clips, flashing images, emotions, mind noise) as a train. The trick is to not board the train, rather to let it run happily along and do its mind-train thing "on its own." Try it, it might help!
by rachMiel
Tue May 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Thought For Today
Replies: 298
Views: 16742

Re: Thought For Today

(Hope it's okay for me to post something here?) I got this from a friend today and thought of this forum: Decades ago in the 70’s, before the Dalai Lama became famous, his smiling face was on the cover of a newspaper called The Snow Lion. The quote under his photo struck me so powerfully that I cut ...
by rachMiel
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Determines Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 2403

Re: What Determines Value?

Interestingly, I posted a thread in another forum recently: "What matters?" To you, those around you, plants, animals, Earth. I'd say... Love. (The unconditional, boundless, timeless sort.) :wink: Love, yes, in all its forms: beauty, awe, compassion, kindness, tenderness, affection, wonder, underst...
by rachMiel
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Having difficulty living in the present
Replies: 28
Views: 2364

Re: Having difficulty living in the present

Having difficulty living in the present You are always living in the present ... you can't live anytime else! So no problem there. :-) Being aware that you are living in the present moment = being present in the moment ... now that's trickier. A good way to get that going is simply to pay attention...