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by strali
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the EGO exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 7628

Re: Why does the EGO exist?

I've wondered a lot about this too. I think you can see how it may have come about from an evolutionary perspective. It's easy to see how a stronger ego would have given you a better chance of survival back in the caveman days. The ego is all about being conscious of oneself, and thinking that you'r...
by strali
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: How hard have you find it to see through the ego of another?
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: How hard have you find it to see through the ego of anot

It's really admirable that you're trying to see through the ego's of people who have done harm to you, I think it's one of the hardest things to do when it comes to understanding the tricks of your ego. It helps to just recognize that you can't know what their situation was, what their false thought...
by strali
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Byron Katie
Topic: The universe is one thing - is it true?
Replies: 2
Views: 1972

The universe is one thing - is it true?

I've been doing the work of byron katie for a few weeks now and it's amazing how my life is changing because of it. It's been really awesome but I have a question I've seen from doing the work that really no thoughts are true, they can all be questioned, the opposite of thoughts that are bothering u...
by strali
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can psychopaths become enlightened?
Replies: 55
Views: 6328

Can psychopaths become enlightened?

Psychopathy is a mental disorder characterized mainly by an inability to feel empathy or remorse. Psychologists say from their experience there is no way to 'cure' a psychopath at all, either through drugs or counselling. It seems like their brain just doesn't have to capacity to feel for other peop...
by strali
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is/was suffering the motivation for you spritual journey ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: is/was suffering the motivation for you spritual journey

Seems like we are all sufferers, I'd be really interested to know if anyone here was drawn to the teaching through something other than suffering? Although Adya often says it's not necessary to suffer to awaken... I'd like to hear that person's story because I never have before. Suffering has played...
by strali
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need to unawaken
Replies: 35
Views: 2361

Re: I need to unawaken

Hey amorbis, I see this is an old post but maybe you are still around. It sucks that you're having problems with school, sometimes I feel the same way. I'm a student as well and I just wanted you to know that if you continue down this path and start understanding the teachings more, you might find t...
by strali
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music of "the other side"?
Replies: 275
Views: 78287

Re: Music of "the other side"?

This is my favourite song of all time, very powerful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnPzR1-Dp2c This song is also amazing, especially after the half way point. Chouwa oto with reflection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_dtrZXmfBQ There are so many songs by Era that make me experience that feeling o...
by strali
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I found the space - it's anything but empty
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: I found the space - it's anything but empty

Kiki, thankyou so much for your comments! I think they were just what I needed to hear to keep me on track Just remember - it isn't in the trying that it will come back because it's never gone; it's in the letting go of everything else, of every struggle, of every effort and in simply relaxing into ...
by strali
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I found the space - it's anything but empty
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

I found the space - it's anything but empty

Hello everyone! I had an experience a few days ago that I have been looking for for a year and a half now since I first read one of Eckhart's books. I finally found the place inside me where the stillness is that Eckhart speaks of! It was more beautiful than I could have known. I was so happy about ...
by strali
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: Jed McKenna is Adyashanti?
Replies: 28
Views: 17008

Re: Jed McKenna is Adyashanti?

That so many of you believe Jed might be Adya really makes me question myself, but I'm still very skeptical. Jed says some things that seem to go against what Adya tries to convey to people. For example, using one of your quotes, Jed says "If, however, your interest is in awakening to your true natu...
by strali
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: 87 days clean, Tried weed again
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: 87 days clean, Tried weed again

See, this is what I really don't get. Me and my friends get baked every few weeks, when I'm at uni I'l have a spliff or two with other friends, I don't see what the big deal is and how people get into problems with it? Weed isn't a big deal, you can't be physically addicted to it, its impossible, t...
by strali
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Help with fear?
Replies: 17
Views: 2882

Re: Help with fear?

Hello, I'm not sure what kind of fears you experience but I used to have pretty severe social anxiety, I still kind of do but it's way more mild now and getting better. Something that I used to do that really helped me is to just bring yourself into your senses. A technique I learned from a counsell...
by strali
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: CLOCK TIME Vs. PSYCHOLOGICAL TIME
Replies: 23
Views: 6898

Re: CLOCK TIME Vs. PSYCHOLOGICAL TIME

I like your idea of creating a visual pointer! The way I understood it, he was just trying to differentiate the dimension of Thought from the dimension of Being by talking about going vertically into the now. I think both clock time and psychological time should be on the horizontal continuum becaus...
by strali
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: 87 days clean, Tried weed again
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: 87 days clean, Tried weed again

Yes! Like so many other things the key is moderation. But as you said it is such a beautiful tool, I will definitely keep using it to gain these kinds of insights. Good luck with it :)
by strali
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: 87 days clean, Tried weed again
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: 87 days clean, Tried weed again

I actually had a similar experience with weed. I don't smoke it often enough for it to be a problem in my life but I had always assumed that smoking it would definitely not help me reach an enlightened state of mind, I figured it was what eckhart was talking about when he said some drugs bring you B...