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by a_friend
Thu May 12, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the Bleep Do We Know
Replies: 21
Views: 2713

In my understanding, what he says isn't that we should give up the future, want nothing and take no action. What he does say is something else. It is not these things that must change or disappear from our lives, it is our relationship to these things that should change. Set goals, work towards the...
by a_friend
Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Being the witness
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Awesome! Thank you for sharing this with us triple t. I have had similar experiences with my (soon to be) ex wife. It has only been recently that I've been able to remain fully present in the middle of a pain body outburst or a pain body reaction to such an outburst. Presence immediately lessons the...
by a_friend
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Focus
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

HAHAHA! Freakin hilarious, heidi!!! I love it, I love it.
by a_friend
Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Older Lady in Virginia
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Yeah, you know it seems that in order for something to become a fad or trend or craze, there needs to be something solid for ego to grab on to. Some trends (or cults or whatever) will offer a very unique vocabulary so that those who are "not in" are left curious about what all these special buzz wor...
by a_friend
Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Older Lady in Virginia
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Howdy ma'am! Thank you for reading along with us. Sometimes the preview button comes back with a totally blank page for me. But all I do is hit 'refresh' (and click 'yes' if your browser asks you about it), and then the preview will come up just fine. Might not work for anyone else, but it seems to ...
by a_friend
Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Focus
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

eric, I definitely do. For example, sometimes my head will be quickly cyclying through three different songs and a problem at work and a problem at home and my immediate surroundings all at the same time. Not sure what that says about me, but it is what it is :) When I step back a bit from all this ...
by a_friend
Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Acceptance/Surrender
Replies: 11
Views: 2997

Hey! That is exactly what comes to my mind too when I think "surrender". Maybe that's why it comes so easy for me ;) Anyway, if "acceptance" works better for you then that is cool, but I wouldn't put too much stock into your thoughts or memories or whatever happens to come to mind at any given momen...
by a_friend
Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: You Will Find Trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 2104

Thank you, barbara, this is such an excellent example. Its excellent because weight loss is a pursuit that soooo many people can relate to. And its also excellent because it shows us how easy it is to satisfy some demand of the ego only to be met with a greater demand moments later. These demands (o...
by a_friend
Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: You Will Find Trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 2104

You Will Find Trouble

I had this excellent (in my humble opinion) response to the "Dear Eckhart" thread and I kinda killed the browser before submitting it. Anyway, the same thread is long enough now and this subject is sufficiently different enough that I think it kinda warrants its own thread, so here goes. Is there a ...
by a_friend
Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to Process Intuition
Replies: 22
Views: 3725

Clare wrote:That would be my life happening to me, wouldnt you say?
Clare: yes.

judiciuosly saying yes to what is :),
a friend
by a_friend
Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to Process Intuition
Replies: 22
Views: 3725

I don't know, I wouldn't say that intuition is always soft and gentle and quiet. Sometimes, when you realize the Voice is telling you something, or that a message is truly coming from intuition, that message can seem like the only reasonable option. Maybe it can seem loud and obvious in comparison t...
by a_friend
Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to Process Intuition
Replies: 22
Views: 3725

Not that I'm any sort of expert in the area of intuition, but it seems to me that intuition (the Voice) is not at all demanding on any sort of action. On the other hand, thoughts and feelings that come from ego can be very demanding. So anything inside me that is loud or insistent I watch with patie...
by a_friend
Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: A Course in Miracles
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Yes, nowadays I definitely shy away from anything so physically (and conceptually) heavy. I believe in simplicity. For example, "say yes to what is" seems to kind of sum everything up for me. The other day this guy on the street was trying to sell me L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics and he could not possi...
by a_friend
Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Bad Mood - Pain-body Looking for Trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 2024

barb, thank you for sharing this beautiful moment with us! And thank you heidi, for being such and excellent example to all of us. I completely agree. When you feel a bad mood or depression or anger or anything "negative" (or anything "postive" for that matter), just accept what IS. Receive it so mu...
by a_friend
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Simplicity of Awareness - What You Really Are
Replies: 12
Views: 3370

Sometimes I get a feeling in my gut (that is, near or below my navel) when I "know" something. At work, we even call it a "gut check" whenever we're asked to give a spontaneous evaluation of a design decision or a timeline estimate or anything like that. Sometimes we also call it "spidey senses" heh...