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by Scouser
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on unconsciously supporting negative beliefs
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Thoughts on unconsciously supporting negative beliefs

I am interested in any thoughts people might have on this subject. This is an area that is a constant challenge for me. I will often find myself giving roots to thoughts, which don't seem to serve me in any constructive way. Even when negative thoughts are justified, I feel there should always be a ...
by Scouser
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes it feels like my ego is taking me on a ride wherev
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Sometimes it feels like my ego is taking me on a ride wh

I suppose there are different levels of "I" as in I play guitar, I like to sing, after all nobody says "awareness is playing this guitar" so that's a kind of tag, whereas "I" could also be like an identity like the ego, obviously they are different, I suppose you could argue one is a part and the ot...
by Scouser
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes it feels like my ego is taking me on a ride wherev
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Sometimes it feels like my ego is taking me on a ride wherev

"Sometimes it feels like my ego is taking me on a ride wherever it pleases and I am just a passenger" On the same hand I think my awareness is growing, as I'm noticing these things more and more. However that doesn't seem stop my ego, taking me on a emotional rollercoaster, whenever it so desires. I...
by Scouser
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A gradual awakening
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

A gradual awakening

Hi, After some years of practising meditation/mindfulness inconsistently. I have over the last year been more disciplined and managed to practice daily. Initially I read a lot of the usual suspects, Tolle, Chopra, Dyer etc etc. I found all the material interesting and helpful, whilst i felt many of ...
by Scouser
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Doing and non doing a good balance
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: Doing and non doing a good balance

Well im no closer to being at ease with my non doing... It seems fine in the short term ( hrs ) but not so good in the longer term ( days ) I guess it feels no different to procrastination..
by Scouser
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Doing and non doing a good balance
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: Doing and non doing a good balance

I do breathing meditation quite regular, and that certainly quiets the mind. Maybe it's a good thing the mind wants to create rather than sit a around doing nothing ? Obviously everything is balance and one should feel good whether doing something creative or relaxing. It just seems like doing nothi...
by Scouser
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Doing and non doing a good balance
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Doing and non doing a good balance

I guess I would like to know how to feel good about non doing ? My situation, very briefly, is that I work a regular 9-5 and follow my true passions ( music - composing - writing - performing - recording ) after work. I have been a professional musician in the past, but found performing all the time...
by Scouser
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Ramana Maharishi's Fear Of Death Experience
Replies: 53
Views: 10094

Re: Ramana Maharishi's Fear Of Death Experience

We are hard wired to fear death, it's a biological thing. I recently read a book called "staring at the sun" by Yalom, Which talks about FOD in some detail. It had lots of helpful insights, you may some comfort in this.. One of my own favourite quotations by Mark Twain " I do not fear death. I had b...
by Scouser
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Wisdom needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3071

Re: Wisdom needed

You can see already when you combine creativity with business that the 'business' elements take time away from the creative elements. Can one 'do both' yes, but if you think going into the music business will give you more time in the 'music' side of it, you're mistaken. The 'business' side of it w...
by Scouser
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Wisdom needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3071

Re: Wisdom needed

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by Scouser
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Wisdom needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3071

Re: Wisdom needed

I'll elaborate a bit just from my own personal experience. When I look back at my life, I can clearly see two different patterns playing out. The first, is when under external influence (family, society, etc.) or internal egoic motivations or planning, I will set a goal, plot a course to reach it, ...
by Scouser
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Wisdom needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3071

Re: Wisdom needed

What's your purpose? - if it's just creating music for its own sake, then it matters not if it has any commercial value at all. If its doing something with commercial value then it's really about the 'business' rather than the 'music' isn't it? Yea I was looking to do it on a commercial basis as we...
by Scouser
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Doing and non doing
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Doing and non doing

This is something that I have some difficulty with. I can do both, as i'm sure we all do, but when non doing (other than meditation) I feel I should be doing something. Today is a good example, I have been working hard and feel tired, physically & emotionally, what I would like to do is sat down, re...
by Scouser
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Wisdom needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3071

Re: Wisdom needed

Are there many people here who are earning a living by doing what they love ?
by Scouser
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Wisdom needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3071

Re: Wisdom needed

I can see where you are coming from totally, and this is to some degree the attitude I have towards my music, you also re enforce my belief that it is nothing more than hardwork & love. Although it does make me wonder, I have never had that attitude towards gardening yet it's something that I have s...