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by Cosmic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the EGO exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 8175

Re: Why does the EGO exist?

Cosmic, who is it that wants to "dissolve the ego". Who is it that finds these questions about the ego important? 1. The part of me that wants to stop suffering, the part of me seeking peace 2. The ego is asking questions about the ego and finding importance in them Re: Quote - insightful passage.....
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four Steps to Awareness
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: Four Steps to Awareness

Thank you, Rick. I really needed this! :)
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the EGO exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 8175

Re: Why does the EGO exist?

Welcome Cosmic -- hope you enjoy your stay here...now in our seventh year! I did watch the original ten Oprah webinars, and took notes. In one of them, ET mentions that the ego is very strong until about age 29...looks like your has started to fade a year earlier! (By the way, I do not know which e...
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Hello!

I read ANE first too and prefer it to PON even though PON is obviously also great. My wife read PON first and prefers that. I wonder how many people have read one of them first and actually prefer the other? PON has a very different feel to it because there is a lot of question - answer stuff. List...
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What can you do to eliminate thought?
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: What can you do to eliminate thought?

^^ Thank you, guys! Especially Kutso. Great answer! And thanks again for answering my private message. :D
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: An Awakened Society
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: An Awakened Society

far_eastofwest we would see a lot less of jealousy greed hunger for power/control over others violence (the two previous things are at the base of most violence - money/jealousy/power) a lot less THINGS possessions that people attach importance to More of happiness employment for young people as ol...
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the EGO exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 8175

Re: Why does the EGO exist?

Kutso Yes, you can have questions about the workings of any structure or mechanism, and be curious about them and such. But it is all related to the world and not the Self. The Self is not a structure or a mechanism, so to be curious about these things will only delay Self-realization. However, if ...
by Cosmic
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Learning to Accept Criticism
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Learning to Accept Criticism

I have a very hard time accepting criticism and letting go of situations where someone makes me feel inferior or like a failure. I've come to realize that early on, my ego attached itself to this idea that I had to be perfect and superior to others. If I wasn't, then I was worthless. How this reflec...
by Cosmic
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies about Awakening
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Movies about Awakening

This is a thread to post recommendations of movies that are about awakening, or relate to awakening in some significant way. The one recommendation I can make is the one that Eckhart Tolle discussed on Oprah, which is "A Beautiful Mind" with Russell Crowe. I'm excited to learn of any other movies th...
by Cosmic
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oprah Winfrey Episode
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Oprah Winfrey Episode

Oprah Winfrey did a 10 episode web series with Eckhart Tolle that I've been listening to this week. In addition to the web series, she also aired an episode on her show about people whose lives have been transformed by Eckhart's teaching. I wanted to know if anyone knows the name of the episode (and...
by Cosmic
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the EGO exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 8175

Re: Why does the EGO exist?

If you're looking for awakening, these questions are unimportant. I disagree. What is important or unimportant is wholly subjective. I can have questions about the inner workings of any structure or mechanism and simply because you deem them as unimportant does not mean that someone else can still ...
by Cosmic
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Hello!

Hi Cosmic! Welcome! A New Earth is an amazing book. I've just reread it for the 5 time (Sometimes I'll listen to it on audio CD). I'm actually reading a few chapters, then listening to the audio and then watching the Oprah podcast. I'm finding this way of reinforcing everything three times really h...
by Cosmic
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the EGO exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 8175

Re: Why does the EGO exist?

Thanks for replying! :) It can cause us a whole lot of pain, but it is also a unique venue for consciousness to explore isolated experiences of cause and effect. There is a great deal of wisdom and learning to be had through an egoic interaction. This sounds very profound. Can you elaborate on it?
by Cosmic
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does the EGO exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 8175

Why does the EGO exist?

One of my very first questions when reading Eckhart’s “New Earth” (my introduction to Eckhart’s teachings) was why does the ego exist inside a person, especially if it is so destructive? I was watching the Oprah video series with Eckhart and in the 2nd video (I believe) she posed the same question a...
by Cosmic
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What can you do to eliminate thought?
Replies: 4
Views: 507

What can you do to eliminate thought?

To be more in the present, you need to learn how to control or sometimes eliminate thoughts completely. Since I've been a very analytical, thought-oriented person all of my life, more so than the average person, I wanted to know some suggestions for how I can slowly change my way of being. I know Ec...