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by jamestown0101
Thu May 12, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: decisions, opportunities, career, & life direction guidance?
Replies: 2
Views: 886

decisions, opportunities, career, & life direction guidance?

I have been faced with man obstacles this year. I come to a fork in the road now. If I keep making the same decisions, keep living the same way, I'll keep finding myself in the same situations. I need to make some changes in my life. I am talking from career wise, education, social, physical, econom...
by jamestown0101
Thu May 12, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Movies Concerning Awakening
Replies: 266
Views: 81432

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I haven't seen The Razor's Edge or Vanilla Sky yet but I thought The Matrix was incredible in that regard. The most recent movie for me is I Heart Huckabees.... With the wonderful question - "How am I not myself?" :) Waking life is another interesting one. Tron Legacy too was pretty cool in that re...
by jamestown0101
Thu May 12, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Teachings and teachers to avoid?
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

Re: Teachings and teachers to avoid?

I wouldn't really say that any teacher in particular should be avoided. However, sometimes you approach some material and realise that there are certain things in them that don't resonate. I won't mention names, but there are certain concepts by some spiritual teachers, that point towards an end fo...
by jamestown0101
Thu May 12, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How much emphasis does Eckhart Tolle put on dreams?
Replies: 10
Views: 2637

Re: How much emphasis does Eckhart Tolle put on dreams?

I get quite a bit of guidance in my dreams. I have had precognitive dreams and warning dreams. I have also had dreams letting me know when I am out of line with a gentle voice on correction. Nondual teachers don't seem to get into this realm and it doesn't matter to me. I am not going to give up my...
by jamestown0101
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How much emphasis does Eckhart Tolle put on dreams?
Replies: 10
Views: 2637

Re: How much emphasis does Eckhart Tolle put on dreams?

quote jamestown: I had a sex dream with a random girl I never met only to meet her in real life. Awkward is an understatement. james, i meant to ask you about this...thats pretty cool.... 8) but did you make love with her after the dream?, or just in the dream? did the dream actually materialize? d...
by jamestown0101
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Anyone read, the monk who sold his ferrari?
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: Anyone read, the monk who sold his ferrari?

I found it fairly shallow in a "spiritual sense". Its not a book i would ever refer back to for spiritual guidance. I would describe it as fast-food wisdom! I am getting through it but, finding it shallow in terms of Eckhart or Millman. Personally, I preferred Millman over everything I've come acro...
by jamestown0101
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?
Replies: 29
Views: 3770

Re: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?

I just wonder Jamestown, you seem to put a high emphasis on physical appearances, will you be any less beautiful when your looks fade? Is he any less beautiful for his disfigurements? Who would want to be with someone who was only with them for their looks? I wonder if it's all just a pity party (a...
by jamestown0101
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Anyone read, the monk who sold his ferrari?
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Anyone read, the monk who sold his ferrari?

I hear its a good read. Anyone read it?
by jamestown0101
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How much emphasis does Eckhart Tolle put on dreams?
Replies: 10
Views: 2637

Re: How much emphasis does Eckhart Tolle put on dreams?

Thanks fifi. The advice was appreciated. I have had a series of dreams, some where it was foretelling the future, met a dream person in life, had hints, and pointers. Inevitably, the images, the illusions are typically the subconscious mind becoming conscious. I watched these pointers point me in d...
by jamestown0101
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?
Replies: 29
Views: 3770

Re: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?

Jamestown, not all things are obvious in all moments and to all people. There's a notion of the all of life being a big tapestry and we are but one stitch in it. But, may I gently remind you, this is your judgement of your friend's whole life based on your assumptions in this moment, and tinged wit...
by jamestown0101
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?
Replies: 29
Views: 3770

Re: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?

Essentially, the theme in zen, taoism, buddhism, eckart, is that all things that happen are for some purpose.

How do you tell a guy who is "forever alone" due to being disfigured that, there is a purpose here?
by jamestown0101
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How much emphasis does Eckhart Tolle put on dreams?
Replies: 10
Views: 2637

Re: How much emphasis does Eckhart Tolle put on dreams?

Thanks fifi. The advice was appreciated. I have had a series of dreams, some where it was foretelling the future, met a dream person in life, had hints, and pointers. Inevitably, the images, the illusions are typically the subconscious mind becoming conscious. I watched these pointers point me in di...
by jamestown0101
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?
Replies: 29
Views: 3770

Re: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?

I can but sometimes,the volume is turned up, the chants take me over. I feel the surge of energy running through my veins and I act upon the impulse. I get that smug look. On my face and its unconscious. For example, I was at funeral recently (2011 has started well) and I notice a hot chick checking...
by jamestown0101
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?
Replies: 29
Views: 3770

Re: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?

It just hit me. My friend maybe more free then most. Being "disfigured" is deemed bad. Still, that isn't who he is. When I said he envies me, it was stroking more of my ego. I think he just desires love, a gf, intimacy, all of which is totally natural. I hope he finds what he wants. At times, I feel...
by jamestown0101
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?
Replies: 29
Views: 3770

Re: Crisis - keeping awareness, consciousness, and being?

I guess I am questioning beliefs I never doubted. That story about the mother, her child, and the Buddha was great. Its stuck with me.