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by rachMiel
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practices for staying present
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Practices for staying present

You can't just relax, or you won't do anything but continue your ego-driven habits! There must be intentionality! Hi joe. :-) If you work too hard to set good intentions and to stay on-guard all day long ... you can also end up stoking your ego! Neither extreme, too relaxed or too vigilant, seems o...
by rachMiel
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why no sublime sense of Depth and Being?
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

Re: Why no sublime sense of Depth and Being?

Instead, in the absence of thinking, I just feel like a 'video recorder', simply recording sight and sound, without any thoughts endowing those sounds and images with meaning and significance. When I first started working with gaps between thoughts I didn't even feel like a recorder. During each ga...
by rachMiel
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

Hi jen. :-)

I’m in a different headspace than I was the last time we spoke. I’m interested in experiencing different states of consciousness, experimenting in the Lab of Self. I find the being-an-AI state fascinating. As for reality, I figure it can take care of itself. ;-)
by rachMiel
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

All good, you seem in a really healthy <and quite exciting, psychonautically speaking> place. Happy journeys! :-)
by rachMiel
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

Exhausting at the beginning, when the patterns of observation are taking root, and then effortless-feeling once they've been ingrained. That makes sense, we are after all deeply conditioned beings ... and conditioning has its pros and cons, right? My experience is to form habits that are generating...
by rachMiel
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

Exhausting at the beginning, when the patterns of observation are taking root, and then effortless-feeling once they've been ingrained. That makes sense, we are after all deeply conditioned beings ... and conditioning has its pros and cons, right? It sounds like you've found a joyful and sane-making...
by rachMiel
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

Loffe wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:52 pm
It was pleasant but lacking clarity.
Gotcha.
I try to watch what's going on in my mind constantly. Self-images, unnecessary thoughts about future or past, thoughts from painbody.
Sounds exhausting! Is it enjoyable for you? What benefits does it bring?
by rachMiel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

This state sounds like something I got stuck in for a month or so. Calm and peaceful, very little thought but at the same time not seeing through thought patterns when they did come. Sounds quite pleasant. Was it? What do you mean by 'not seeing through thought patterns when they come?' Can you giv...
by rachMiel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

Hi, Loffe. Try it out! It's easy to do ... if you feel an affinity with machines and playing make-believe. For me it feels kind of attribute-less, which is why I keep saying 'blank.' But if I had to describe it I'd say: calm and restful. Clear in the sense that I am ready for what presents itself. B...
by rachMiel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

Gotcha. Mindfulness is quite different from the being-an-AI state I'm experimenting with. Mindfulness is intentional observation without judgement. It is a conscious paying attention to things without letting discursive thought jump in and hijack the observation to spin into the ongoing ME story. Th...
by rachMiel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

I wondered about this ... whether I just didn't give it enough of a chance to flower. So, in your experience, the feeling of flatness/affective-vacantness morphed eventually into a sense of peaceful joy? One of the things I ran into when I was experimenting with being-an-AI is that my mental/physica...
by rachMiel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is conscioussness an idiot?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Is conscioussness an idiot?

If I leave the body, the feeling, the memory and the thoughts, what will left? Stupid animal/plant, who only receives stimulus. Interesting question! I've been experimenting with pretty much exactly what you describe. I'd been reading about AI's and thought "I wonder what it would feel like to *be*...
by rachMiel
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?
Replies: 24
Views: 2196

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: 388

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: 656

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...