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by cardinalflash
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 3969

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Thanks for all your replies. There are some great things here to ponder, also from the 'Kill the Ego' post. There is something that I think I'm missing though. Eckhart Tolle's book A New Earth was the first of his I read and it changed my life. I understand his description of the ego, how observing ...
by cardinalflash
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 3969

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

This might be helpful to you. The desire for clear alignment (Nirvana?) with one's true nature can be counter productive if the emotional investment in results creates a sense of success or failure. The desire itself is not the problem. Who doesn't want that exquisite conscious experience? It's the...
by cardinalflash
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret unconcious decisions
Replies: 13
Views: 3014

Re: Regret unconcious decisions

Regretting the decisions you made while you were unconscious is like regretting the dream you had while you were sleeping last night. You were unconscious, so you weren't able to make mindful choices, like you cannot choose what happens in a dream. Making non-mindful choices is the definition of bei...
by cardinalflash
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 3969

The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

I have experienced nirvana two times in my life. The first time was when I was a teenager. I felt it only for a moment. I didn't know what it was or why it happened, but I remember feeling completely at peace. Since then I had always been wondering what it was and how I might achieve it again. The s...
by cardinalflash
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Obsessice crazy thinking
Replies: 17
Views: 3087

Re: Obsessice crazy thinking

Can somebody tell me how to handle it ? Maybe somebody with a similar experience. Regards P. Hi Rock, As you kind of pointed out, the problem is not with the thoughts you had or your body's physical response, it's the association of these thoughts and feelings to the formed ideas and labels in your...
by cardinalflash
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Pain body?
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Re: Pain body?

Thanks for the advice. I will check this out. :)
by cardinalflash
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: My Life : A Disaster
Replies: 35
Views: 7562

Re: My Life : A Disaster

"And then if I don't go ... I just end up being alone - it's not so easy to find the kind of activities I like (spiritual ones) here in the UK. And being alone is upsetting." - Here is an important point. These people go to the pub, drink beer, talk about form things, complain etc, which are all th...
by cardinalflash
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: My Life : A Disaster
Replies: 35
Views: 7562

Re: My Life : A Disaster

Hi rideforever, You have a lot of questions in your post and it appears that you are outwardly searching for a lot of things, such as acceptance and good company. Obviously there is also still a lot of stuff that has happened to you in the past that is still affecting you. It must feel like a diffic...
by cardinalflash
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Pain body?
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Pain body?

I've read Eckhart Tolle and I understand what he is saying. There is a peace inside us if we just know where to look. The trick is knowing where to look. I find myself having many moments of unconciousness but occasionally what follows is a moment of conciousness. My most recent moment of conciousne...
by cardinalflash
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The life and path of the Frequency Holder
Replies: 30
Views: 7198

Re: The life and path of the Frequency Holder

Oh dear. Where to start. You know---at one point I was actually questioning whether I fit the description of a frequency holder. Ha, now it has become overwhelmingly apparent to me how well I fit this description. I never really feel at home. Even at home. Even in the home where I grew up. There is...
by cardinalflash
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: A flash of the truth...
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: A flash of the truth...

Everyone has his/her own "path", but I recognize what you are saying. Overall you are definately going in the right direction? Being ego-free is something I don't believe in. Just let it be and don't fight it. Drop every thought about "winning" over ego. See it as a little child. Just let it be, le...
by cardinalflash
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: A flash of the truth...
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: A flash of the truth...

My ego is back in full force. It's there in the front row again, shouting and heckling me. I bought a book on distractions from being ego free but I haven't read it yet. I still remember how I felt before but my ego is winning regularly however I am getting pretty good at not acting on it. Sometimes...
by cardinalflash
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: A flash of the truth...
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: A flash of the truth...

Just to follow up on this. The after effects of my moment of clarity have stayed with me longer than I expected. I've noticed that any previous bitterness I had in my relationship with my wife has disappeared. My ego has reared it's head a few times since but nothing major. I am feeling more relaxed...
by cardinalflash
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: A flash of the truth...
Replies: 4
Views: 949

A flash of the truth...

Hi Everyone, I came onto these forums just now and started composing the following email. " Hi Everyone, I am in need of a little guidance. First a couple of lines of history. About 4 years ago I moved into my second wife's house to live with her and her step kids (now 14 and 17 yrs old). I tried to...
by cardinalflash
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Enlightened Conversation
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Enlightened Conversation

Hi, I've had the same problem in the past with speaking and singing but for me it stemmed from a fear of not being accepted by others. If it's the same for you try to realise that the fear is not real. Try to imagine yourself as the only person on the planet then feel how you would behave, then put ...