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by magicbutterfly
Sat May 10, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I would rather mope about my life than try to change it
Replies: 21
Views: 1928

Re: I would rather mope about my life than try to change it

Here is another one: What would I do if I knew for sure that I couldn't fail. In my case right now, I would move to a place that nurtures me. Yet there is fear. Fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of being wrong. Fear of disappointing others. I will sit with the fear for awhile and observe it. What ...
by magicbutterfly
Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi To You All
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Hi To You All

Psychoslice, you are one of the lucky ones. Most of us have to do this the slow way. By the way, have you seen the movie Beautiful mind?
by magicbutterfly
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: comparisons/jealousy/envy...how to end this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: comparisons/jealousy/envy...how to end this?

Would it help to get a job taking other people's dogs for a walk? Or volunteer at a dog shelter? I know it's not the same as having your own puppy, but it might help. You sound like someone who would make a great vet. I wish you well.
by magicbutterfly
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Sleep!
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Sleep!

Try focusing on your breathing. Breathe slowly and deeply and keep your focus on the breath. If stray thoughts arise, let them pass by and bring your attention back to your breath. Works every time. I found this advice in one of ET's videos. Also, an hour before bed turn off the electronics and the ...
by magicbutterfly
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I would rather mope about my life than try to change it
Replies: 21
Views: 1928

Re: I would rather mope about my life than try to change it

Also, the question that worked for me was, "whose life do I most envy? The answer could provide you with a mentor. Good luck.
by magicbutterfly
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: "Pain Body" an unnecessary concept?
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: "Pain Body" an unnecessary concept?

Oh, you mean like not judging the thoughts or putting them all in a box and putting a label "pain body" on it? :lol:
by magicbutterfly
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Is living in the Now being shallow?
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Is living in the Now being shallow?

Exactly. Philosophy, political, economic and all other analysis involve the mind which is ego. Education is mostly about the mind and thinking. So, for example the uneducated shepherd or the fisherman, or a mother nursing her baby in a third world village who only take care of what is in front of th...
by magicbutterfly
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Is living in the Now being shallow?
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Is living in the Now being shallow?

What do you think of people who happily work hard and play hard but just don't seem to think hard? They don't seem to be very intellectual, but more aware of the senses. They relish life but are not interested in analyzing or philosophizing. Does that make them shallow or more awakened?
by magicbutterfly
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Using spiritual thought to remain in abusive relationships
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: Using spiritual thought to remain in abusive relationshi

Thanks, Smiling Jen. Yes it has been a wonderful journey. :D
by magicbutterfly
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Personal development and spirituality
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Personal development and spirituality

It brings to mind Maslov's hierarchy of needs although there is no spirituality on that chart:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s ... y_of_needs
by magicbutterfly
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Using spiritual thought to remain in abusive relationships
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: Using spiritual thought to remain in abusive relationshi

What I don't understand is how does one know when they ought choose the easy way of consciously stepping away from someone who activates their pain body continually, vs. consciously using that difficult person as an awareness practice? I was also in a similar situation. I stuck with it while using ...
by magicbutterfly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Enormous distress from not being able to get a girlfriend
Replies: 45
Views: 5609

Re: Enormous distress from not being able to get a girlfrien

Also, the reason you are in pain is because you are living in the future. Focus on the now, and then each person you see, smile at, say hello to, speak to is someone you are having a relationship with however brief. And while you are relating, try to increase your presence. You will find value in ev...
by magicbutterfly
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Enormous distress from not being able to get a girlfriend
Replies: 45
Views: 5609

Re: Enormous distress from not being able to get a girlfrien

Sometimes the longing is all we get. Women also long for a "hot" man: attractive, successful, intelligent, who loves us and treats us well. He can choose the longing or having a girlfriend. We've all seen the t-shirt with a picture of a skeleton sitting on a bench with a sign that says: "waiting for...
by magicbutterfly
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do quite a few of these apply to you?
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Do quite a few of these apply to you?

Sounds like an interesting book - will check it out.
7/18 - do I qualify? :D
by magicbutterfly
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Self and work
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Knowledge of Self and work

Hello Presence Power. My advice for you is: Do what you love, follow your passion and don't worry about the future. :D