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by Quinn
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Apologizing's role in Spirituality
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Apologizing's role in Spirituality

Yes, self-condemnation. Why do we do that?!! Do we think it's going to motivate us to be "better"? It's such a habit - a go-to response when things are rocky, so I suspect it's some kind of thinking/belief we were handed early in life. I like Byron Katie a lot. Funny you should mention her. The thin...
by Quinn
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Apologizing's role in Spirituality
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Apologizing's role in Spirituality

Interesting subject. It kind of ties into forgiveness, which is also interesting. For those of us who come from a Judeo-Christian culture, forgiveness is something we're asked to do. It's part of being a more loving, spiritual person. And my past experience with that was that I could do it intellect...
by Quinn
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spirituality Jokes
Replies: 448
Views: 44216

Re: Spirituality Jokes

Mine were cropped and I did the CTRL- thing. Thanks for the tip! Really enjoying the pictures and quotes, 'mirth. Several have found their way to my desktop. BTW, I just finished reading The Essential Crazy Wisdom by Wes Nisker. I highly recommend it for anyone on this site. It also happens to be ch...
by Quinn
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the EGO exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 5275

Re: Why does the EGO exist?

That was fun, Natalie - thanks. I've been clicking on some of his other stuff on YouTube. I love his lighthearted way. :)

If anyone wants to watch, his name is Scott Kalechstein Grace.
by Quinn
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too resentful and fearful to use my brain
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Too resentful and fearful to use my brain

Bob, you express yourself very well. This is tough stuff to put into words - we all struggle with it. When my egoic mind has taken me over I often catch myself pondering whether or not I should just “get this over with”, and my egoic mind can justify it with the poor mental, physical, and situationa...
by Quinn
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too resentful and fearful to use my brain
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Too resentful and fearful to use my brain

could someone explain in simple English how I should view and deal with these intrusions? It doesn't seem to be enough to just recognize them for what they are. How about this one step, Bob. Try to see them not as intrusions. See if you can just let these "periods of resentment and confusion" happe...
by Quinn
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: migraine
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: migraine

Hi Papiyadi, I had migraines in my 20's - very painful. As I neared 30, I concurrently got a divorce and stopped my waitressing job (began working in a career I had chosen) and haven't had a migraine since. I still get the "eye spots" that are associated with migraines, but they don't bother me much...
by Quinn
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four Steps to Awareness
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: Four Steps to Awareness

Really enjoyed that, Rick. I haven't read Osho. I like how he breaks it down and isolates the three objects of awareness. Right away I could see traps that I and others have fallen into. Being aware of the body is delicious - a break from the madness of the mind, and we can tend to want to stop ther...
by Quinn
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Blissful recognition
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: Blissful recognition

Hi Natalie, Beautiful post. I'm a mom, too. Although my three are (barely) in their 20's, the two oldest are living here (the youngest went back to school yesterday). And they still look to me for a lot of the same things they did when they were younger. Emotional support. Confirmation. Food :). The...
by Quinn
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Having a PAIN BODY attack
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Having a PAIN BODY attack

Can you talk more about where the Love comes from? I know I cant understand who I am on an intellectual level, right? What is it that am I am? Becuase I know that finding my true self is where the love is, yes? Yes. Understanding on an intellectual level can be useful, but it's not "it". Anything t...
by Quinn
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Having a PAIN BODY attack
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Having a PAIN BODY attack

Ya'll struggle too right? you sometimes feel pain and anger, or jealousy or sadness? Sure, brina, I feel all those things. Well, I haven't felt jealous in awhile, but who knows - I might tomorrow. The difference is in the "struggle" part. Those feelings come and they go, but I don't mind. (Little p...
by Quinn
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if "Consciousness" is just another part of my MIND?
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: What if "Consciousness" is just another part of my MIND?

HI ash, The statement you refer to is not meant to convince anyone of anything. Tolle's books are not meant to convince anyone of anything. He writes about what became clear to him after his shift. We aren't meant to just sit back and accept it all. We're meant to see if we can discover these things...
by Quinn
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Have you lost all confidence in yourself?
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Have you lost all confidence in yourself?

:) Nice one, peleke
by Quinn
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Staying present while feeling like crap
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: Staying present while feeling like crap

I think I can already start to feel the melancholy wear off. I still feel it, but there's a certain kind of sweetness to it that just feels better. I love this, SirNik. Hadn't noticed the 'sweetness', but I'll stay alert to it the next time a bout hits me. You got me thinking about how these automa...
by Quinn
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My brain's not working all that well
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: My brain's not working all that well

Hi Lostuzer, Serenity answered your questions so well, I only have a couple of extra comments. One is about the meditation. It's a practice and in the beginning, it takes a lot of practice. I remember, about 6 months into it, I was sitting in meditation and sensed the 'space between thoughts' for th...