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by snowheight
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 10034

Re: Chasing the High

The weakness of the English language in this case can be characterized as an unexpected lottery ticket. :D There are many facets to that cultural miliue you refer to, especially if we include the last 80 years of nonduality in America and Europe. But the invitation into literal silence and stillness...
by snowheight
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 10034

Re: Chasing the High

Thanks for the description. Very interesting. Yes, to be clear, I referred to that empty and joyful anticipation as a relaxed "awareness of awareness". That's the reason I sat down on the bench to begin with, and why I kept going back to it: to sort of reconnect with what was a gradually fading stat...
by snowheight
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Determines Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: What Determines Value?

And I would add to that most excellent list... appreciation. Appreciation seems as close as one can get to unconditional love in this environment. Appreciation is love without expectation. Uniquely different from gratitude in that it is not so much thankfulness as it is approval. This is life... in...
by snowheight
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 10034

Re: Chasing the High

Thanks Andy ... do you mean you literally fall asleep when that happens? Google gave me no love on that Sanskrit term but just knowing there's some writing on the topic from that culture is enough to pique my interest. What led me to seek out other's input on the subject is what seems to me to be th...
by snowheight
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Determines Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: What Determines Value?

How would you define a valuable life? Or what makes a life valuable? We look around and see others in all manner of unique conditions, from rich to poor, from healthy to sick, from famous to unknown, from smart to not so much. Then of course, there is our own unique life conditions. What then, is t...
by snowheight
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 10034

Re: Chasing the High

Oh, I understand that. Sure. :)
by snowheight
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Poetry: The language of the Divine
Replies: 61
Views: 19702

Re: Poetry: The language of the Divine

https://s26.postimg.org/5ztccnmll/000_0009.jpg light hit the leaves and powered the engine that trapped you here the reach of the sun interrupted by a green canopy, with boney fingers reaching down into the earth to find the water of life the wind let's you tell your tale in the summer, you can als...
by snowheight
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 10034

Re: Chasing the High

Hello everyone. Some of you might remember me from years ago or from having intermittently popped in and out of the forum. To all of my past internet friends, hope you are doing well. :) A topic recently came up elsewhere, and it occurred to me that this forum is likely one of the few places where m...
by snowheight
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Presence Often Feels Like Ignoring...
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Presence Often Feels Like Ignoring...

Thank you both for the kind words. And we all should thank Nisargadatta, as I'm definitely paraphrasing him to some extent in making that distinction between consciousness and awareness. :) This forum is where I was first exposed to him, years ago. By my recollections, several of his questioners in ...
by snowheight
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Presence Often Feels Like Ignoring...
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Presence Often Feels Like Ignoring...

Yes, the description of the witnessing is after-the-fact, and quite clumsy relative to what it's attempting to describe. It's not only sufficient to 'just watch', but really all the other interplay during those transactions is ultimately superfluous. In this there is a useful distinction between con...
by snowheight
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Presence Often Feels Like Ignoring...
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Presence Often Feels Like Ignoring...

Self-honesty is always ever it's own reward. As far as self-inquiry or a process of becoming conscious of the contents and dynamics of our own minds goes, ain't one greater. :D Yes, there is that. :D From an objective standpoint I find the workings of my own mind intriguing, however, I have come to...
by snowheight
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Presence Often Feels Like Ignoring...
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Presence Often Feels Like Ignoring...

Self-honesty is always ever it's own reward. As far as self-inquiry or a process of becoming conscious of the contents and dynamics of our own minds goes, ain't one greater. :D
by snowheight
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I feel as though this journey wasn't the right path
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: I feel as though this journey wasn't the right path

One passage of the book that I remember being a specific source of a particular realization was ET's comment that as it is, 90% of most human thinking is "repetitive, useless, dysfunctional, negative, harmful". But here's the thing .. what he's getting at only becomes clear if the thinking we invest...
by snowheight
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: Ouch!

Hey Jen, I'm good, thanks for asking. :) Life just keeps getting more and more unpredictable as time goes on.

Child pose is a yoga position. It's one of the few that doesn't require any sort of strain or exertion.

rach: even a modified version from your knees can do the trick as well.
by snowheight
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: Ouch!

Hi everyone. :-) I just found out that the severe-ish back and hip pain I've been having for the past few weeks is from a herniated disc. It's fixable, with physical therapy, which is great news. But healing will most likely be slow, and in the meantime I am in pretty much chronic pain. My inclinat...