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by Maiken
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: to what extent do i decide about my life?
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: to what extent do i decide about my life?

I think there are many threads about free will, but I want to put a link to this particular one. There is a link to the original interview as well.


http://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-growth ... 0&start=30
by Maiken
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Not caring what people think
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: Not caring what people think

This isnt´t a tip as such, but in my experience I am lot happier when I don´t care what other people think. Acceptance seems to be the only way to remain peaceful. Awful struggle to fight against anything really. I have read many times outer world is a mirror, so the more you fight others, the more ...
by Maiken
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Confused about surrendering
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: Confused about surrendering

Thank you Alex, very clear answer :D Basically surrendering is letting things be as they are and as they happen. Just go with the flow of life. I do get this, but sometimes when I am at work and there is lot of doing, it is harder to notice if I am totally surrendered. I can be alert and not think, ...
by Maiken
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Confused about surrendering
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: Confused about surrendering

Personally, surrender began to happen for me when I really held my attention, 100%, on a negative feeling/emotion. Perhaps this withdrawing of energy from the mind gave me enough clarity to recognise the reality of the situation and the ability to just let it be as it was. An inner yes, an inner al...
by Maiken
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The Follow Up After the Light
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: The Follow Up After the Light

Hello Excousia! It does happen to me like a cycle as well. But over the couple of years moments of awareness have started to come more often. And I notice negativity in me more easily, so I don´t get caught up with stories as much. I don´t know how to have lasting presence. And I know I am always pr...
by Maiken
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: blew my mind
Replies: 46
Views: 13056

Re: blew my mind

i watched myself being stupid and still proceeded to act and think idiotic thoughts. But I was fully aware. Wow nutrition, that is very good. I am so happy for you. Even if you act and think idiotic thoughts, it doesn´t matter, because the awareness is there. So you know it is just past conditionin...
by Maiken
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?
Replies: 199
Views: 20923

Re: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?

Midnight,

Use the inner body as the anchor to stay present. Eckhart talks about it all the time and it is very simple.
You don´t need to give so much attention to your mind.

Maiken
by Maiken
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: blew my mind
Replies: 46
Views: 13056

Re: blew my mind

Hi Nutrition, I am sorry if I am missing something here, but maybe he wants to be your friend? Or Lucy is his friend? I don´t understand why you wouldn´t trust men ever again based on this. I want to say that practice presence and stop projecting old disappointments onto new men. I hope you find pea...
by Maiken
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Appreciation
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Appreciation

Thank you 18andlife and Webwanderer! I played that game you suggested 18andlife and it just completely changed my day. I was almost crying this morning, because I was so caught up in mind and this appreciation "problem". But when I started doing it, the whole perspective suddenly changed and I feel ...
by Maiken
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Appreciation
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Appreciation

Hi all, I have heard a lot about how gratitude and appreciation are the best ways to improve your life experience. I found this quote from another thread, Webwanderer wrote: Appreciation for what is aligns our human consciousness with source. It is natural, and with a decided focus it flows from sou...
by Maiken
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I stop "seeking" and just let it be??
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: How can I stop "seeking" and just let it be??

Hello Deelite, you have gotten wonderful answers here already. I just want to point to this I understand I dont need any more intellectual knowledge and that what I am "seeking" is beyond mind. I would encourage you to live in presense, truly experience the present moment without thinking about it. ...
by Maiken
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emotions and other people
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Emotions and other people

Midnight, How the hell do you function without a 'typical sense of self'??? I am not sure what you mean by typical sense of self, but if you mean the old story about yourself I would say you function better without it. Every moment is fresh when you truly are present in the moment rather than in you...
by Maiken
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The uselessness of attachments
Replies: 14
Views: 2180

Re: The uselessness of attachments

Alex,

You are absolutely right! Seems to me that presence has given me "fresh" relationships as well. Funny how you can even look at your parents in a different way when there is not the whole history coming into every moment. It is so wonderful.

By the way, I love your picture :)
by Maiken
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: constant presence - is it possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 2451

Re: constant presence - is it possible?

Hi, I used to decide I do certain things present, meaning that I would give all my attention to doing and not get carried away with thoughts. Like going on stairs or eating. Or if I was with someone, I decided I listen to them and not think what I will say to them etc. Little moments during the day....
by Maiken
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Please help me
Replies: 63
Views: 14820

Re: Please help me

Hi nutrition, I just want to say can´t you let go of your husband? He is your ex, isn´t he? I understand ego likes the drama and making things complicated, but even then, haven´t you been going round and round with this. Let him think what he thinks, and you can concentrate on other things, like you...