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by jackiegs
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A sort of hell?
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: A sort of hell?

Again, thank you WW. "What feels to be the greater truth" is what I think I'm trying to follow. For me, it's sitting with the feelings of anxiety and any other uncomfortable feeling that shows itself. It seems to be the right direction but, my golly, it's hard to do. It's almost as if there is no ot...
by jackiegs
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A sort of hell?
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: A sort of hell?

Thank you so much, WW, for your wise response. I really appreciate it. Meaning...yes, I've thought a lot about what you said. I'm thinking about the difficult times within myself (yesterday was particularly difficult) and how I define them. And wondering if my definitions make these times even harde...
by jackiegs
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Had it-lost it-have it again.
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: Had it-lost it-have it again.

Ken, I really love the title of your thread! It makes me smile. That's just how it seems to be. Thank you.
by jackiegs
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A sort of hell?
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: A sort of hell?

Webwanderer...I read your post last night and, apart from my head bursting with replies to your questions, I managed a reasonable nights sleep and a fairly positive wake up this morning. Your questions seemed to energise something within me. My response to your first question... I totally believe in...
by jackiegs
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A sort of hell?
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: A sort of hell?

I really appreciate your replies, thank you so much. It's really encouraging that you have an understanding of where I am. I hadn't heard of John Sherman until you mentioned him. I've downloaded his book as I really liked what I read online just now. Karmarider, I have been down the meds route, for ...
by jackiegs
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A sort of hell?
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

A sort of hell?

Well, that's how I've described my current life in my journal. My life seems pretty meaningless and stretches ahead like an eternity. However, I've become more and more frightened of death as I get older so I feel I AM in some sort of hell. By that, I suppose I mean I can't see life or death as hold...
by jackiegs
Tue May 03, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Me Myself
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: Me Myself

It doesn't sound like ego to me...it sounds wonderful!
by jackiegs
Sun May 01, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People Who Need People Are Miserable People
Replies: 136
Views: 9293

Re: People Who Need People Are Miserable People

Andy, I felt real compassion and inclusiveness in your posts. Thank you. I also sensed the same in the responses to Midnight's latest post and to my thread on the pain body. I'm a newbie, I'm old and I don't have a way with words that many of you here clearly have..not a lot going for me, it would s...
by jackiegs
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: back and forth between peace and ego
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: back and forth between peace and ego

Hey applez, you described my situation perfectly as well. Sometimes it feels so gratifying to slip back into the ego and live in anger/judgment/fear after a long period of being present. All it can take is one little trigger, and I can find myself playing out all these negative stories in my head i...
by jackiegs
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: When the pain body grips you
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

Re: When the pain body grips you

I'm having a problem responding on here when using quotes from previous posts, so, wholly quoteless, I'll say a huge thank you for your responses and add that each stood out for me in a different way, each one held a gem that I've taken away with me and it's so helpful and, dare I say, comforting.
by jackiegs
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: When the pain body grips you
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

Re: When the pain body grips you

Jackie, I hope someone with some depth of understanding or practice answers this post, in the meantime ... here goes. snowheight, I think that the someone already has :) When the pain body grips you and the anxiety overwhelms, what do you do? I would find it so helpful to hear others' experiences, ...
by jackiegs
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Judgement
Replies: 31
Views: 1722

Re: Self Judgement

[I was just reading the depression thread and thinking the same thing, though I didn't post cause it's rather pointless and dangerous to try to remove the victimhood from depression. However, in that same thread were at least two posters lamenting the inability to stay present, as though they aren'...
by jackiegs
Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: When the pain body grips you
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

When the pain body grips you

and the anxiety overwhelms, what do you do? I would find it so helpful to hear others' experiences, past and present. I suppose I know that the only way is through the anxiety, in fact many years ago I did this and it led to a beautiful place within. At the time I kept a journal and the most difficu...
by jackiegs
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of the Mind: Where is the Free Will?
Replies: 380
Views: 32943

Re: The Nature of the Mind: Where is the Free Will?

Ultimately, not knowing is the realization that there is nothing to know; that what lies behind the gateless gate is YOU, and YOU are in front of the gate as well, and so the gate isn't actually a gate (which is what makes it gateless) What YOU are is the source of all knowledge and are therefore p...
by jackiegs
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could you guys tell me what's going on?
Replies: 88
Views: 5138

Re: Could you guys tell me what's going on?

Riken I can relate to so much of what you're going through...anxiety has been/is the main issue I have, with a generous measure of depression added for good measure. My two pennyworth is to try, just for a moment, to do or to say something ridiculous or nonsensical. Address it to yourself, your God,...