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by ashley72
Tue May 23, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anyone else not really interested in Nonduality?
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Anyone else not really interested in Nonduality?

I also have zero interest in non-duality, pure consciousness etc.

Some of the practices such as meditation, yoga, being present are helpful ways to counter-balance a stressful life. But ulimately humans are born with a brain that identifies with a self & thinks with abstraction.
by ashley72
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question for long term Tolle students
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: Question for long term Tolle students

You only seek when you're in a state of discontentment . Im no longer a seeker because I'm chopping wood & carrying water. Forget enlightenment & find contentment by doing the same. ;)
by ashley72
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego
Replies: 18
Views: 1842

Re: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego

Have you heard about the GDELT project? In a nut shell, its a project to monitor the collective ego every 15 minutes. All the news of the world is translated into English & contextualized into a massive database that can be queried by anybody curious enough to find out what the world is thinking abo...
by ashley72
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no "I" to be "Pure Awareness"
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: There is no "I" to be "Pure Awareness"

Andy, As Douglas Hofstadter has said... enlightenment would be transcending Dualism. Dualism is the conceptual division of the world into categories. Human perception is by nature a dualistic phenomenon - which makes the quest for enlightenment an uphill battle to say the least. So its not a matter ...
by ashley72
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking/finding
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Seeking/finding

Hi Ashley, I remember your picture, then after awhile you fuzzed out your face, because you were into Douglas Hardings "no head" techniques..lol. Good memory... I use to have a good lark drumming up heated debates about my latest esoteric offerings. The no head pointer by Douglass was classic, Greg...
by ashley72
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for a moment
Replies: 43
Views: 1769

Re: Just for a moment

Tolle found a captive audience because people suffer with troublesome thinking & the troublesome nervous & emotional responses that follow scary thought that in turn keep stimulating uncomfortable & unwanted responses. Thoughts are stimulates for action. Without the thinking mind to stimulate nervou...
by ashley72
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for a moment
Replies: 43
Views: 1769

Re: Just for a moment

Just for a moment, put the fancy concepts to one side - forget the metaphysics, the dogma and the theory and wake up to what is actually going on. Move out of mind and simply look; here, now, THIS… Again, forget about that being yet another tired nonduality cliche and actually look to where it poin...
by ashley72
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking/finding
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Seeking/finding

Andy, You may have forgotten but I was the first one to start the trend of posting an avatar selfie a few years back (prior to that no one ever bothered with real avatars in this forum). I think my current avatar is a much better representation of my identity on this forum. One where I share ideas I...
by ashley72
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking/finding
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Seeking/finding

I think your transitioning at the moment.... posting a picture of yourself is a telltale sign. And you are never at the end. Always in a state of flux, constantly transitioning. You may even find yourself disagreeing with some of your core beliefs now in a few years from now. It's called growth or d...
by ashley72
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shifting attention from thought
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: Shifting attention from thought

Thanks Andy for your caring & compasionate comments. I feel somewhat honored you've singled me out to be the target of your morning loving-kindness-meditation practice ;)

That experience was at least 10 years ago now, but otherwise the memories & the knowledge how to overcome them endure.
by ashley72
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shifting attention from thought
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: Shifting attention from thought

Placing attention on the body is not necessarily avoidance. A stressful thought can arise and be owned and accepted...for a couple of minutes. Then, placing attention on the body could, perhaps should happen, if it works for you. Grinding away for hours on a single distressing thought or feeling is...
by ashley72
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shifting attention from thought
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: Shifting attention from thought

Andy, Thanks for getting back into this discussion with a fine response. Byron Katie technique "the work" which I believe is still a form of CBT with a different name. Requires you to stop and consciously stay with your troublesome thought & basically challenge it by turning it around 180 degrees. W...
by ashley72
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A period of peace, followed by another pain body attack
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: A period of peace, followed by another pain body attack

I suspect your all-or-nothing thinking tendancies has led you to focus too much on the negative aspects. Check this article out: it offers practical ways for expanding an all-or-nothing thinking style to a more healthy balance. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/08/12/5-ways-to-expand-all-or...
by ashley72
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A period of peace, followed by another pain body attack
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: A period of peace, followed by another pain body attack

Arose91, I can gleen some things about your mental state by just analysing your own writing. In your post you use extreme expressions... always, constant, first time, no dread or fear, gone for good, out of nowhere, intense, heavy feelings, terror, taken over, extreme, utter despair... etc When we o...
by ashley72
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A period of peace, followed by another pain body attack
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: A period of peace, followed by another pain body attack

You posted almost the exact same request for advice a few weeks ago. Why start another thread? http://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-growth.info/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13741&p=126991#p126991 But for the record. Panic disorder is a treatable disorder. I use to suffer, followed this advice and no longer fear ...