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by DavidB
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wander, if globally the world is getting safer, or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: I wander, if globally the world is getting safer, or not

The world as a whole is statistically getting safer, there has never been less war, although regionally, it might be getting worse. The western world is getting marginally less safe as we immigrate hostile peoples from 3rd world nations, while at the same time draconian collectivist attitudes and id...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Freight Train
Replies: 52
Views: 2897

Re: Freight Train

Eckhart says the primary purpose of human existence is to know who we are at our deepest level and everything else is secondary. Only one thing is absolutely important, everything else is relatively important. I think it is relatively quite important to develop emotional and intellectual intelligen...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Is presence really just self-restraint in disguise ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3117

Re: Is presence really just self-restraint in disguise ?

I'm just saying that watching the mind is not as effortless and peaceful as Eckhart makes it out to be ... in my experience. Yes, you are correct. Watching the mind can be difficult, especially in a problematic life situation. Especially when we are in a situation that demands our complete attentio...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miserable when I Interact
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Miserable when I Interact

Can I just stay away from people and just be perfunctory with them? Is that realistic? Yes, of course you can. Do that until you figure out why you feel the way you do. Be interested in the feelings that emerge. Know that these emotions are yours, they emerge from you. Know that you are allowing yo...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I go beyond my identification with the will
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: How can I go beyond my identification with the will

Eckhart says not to expect people to be enlightened, as they are not. Most people are deeply unconscious and have temporary moments of clarity, much like human history. In this way, we develop understanding, compassion, allowing others, and ourselves, to be where we are at, without judgment or criti...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Is presence really just self-restraint in disguise ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3117

Re: Is presence really just self-restraint in disguise ?

I think you're on the right track here, I agree. I am more immersed in form than ever and find it extremely satisfying. Thinking, doing, being.....it's all good and what we're here for, in my opinion Once we know who we are at the deepest level, there is nothing left to do but play with form and pl...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Is presence really just self-restraint in disguise ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3117

Re: Is presence really just self-restraint in disguise ?

We don't overcome the mind through resistance, we overcome the mind through acceptance. "Is presence really just self-restraint in disguise ?" No, not at all. Presence is what we discover when thinking ceases. If we remove the paint from the canvas, we discover a blank white screen. If we remove tho...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Freight Train
Replies: 52
Views: 2897

Re: Freight Train

Eckhart says the primary purpose of human existence is to know who we are at our deepest level and everything else is secondary. Only one thing is absolutely important, everything else is relatively important. I think it is relatively quite important to develop emotional and intellectual intelligence.
by DavidB
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No going back, but is it worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1706

Re: No going back, but is it worth it?

One sentence grabbed my attention like none other. "sometimes I just wonder if I could just go back in my life and pretend none of that ever happened" Could you stay here and now and pretend none of that ever happened ? :D I'm at that point in my life right now ... I don't know what the fuck happen...
by DavidB
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No going back, but is it worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1706

Re: No going back, but is it worth it?

There's not much to say, many times I begin to formulate replies here and then just say, aw screw it, and delete the post... I do this a lot on forums... and in my life, too (thinking of something to say while another person is talking... then just "deleting" the thought and sitting there listening...
by DavidB
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No going back, but is it worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1706

Re: No going back, but is it worth it?

There's not much to say, many times I begin to formulate replies here and then just say, aw screw it, and delete the post......I agree with DavidB, things are very much simpler now. I'm not looking for spiritual solutions, just living life. With most psychological suffering at an end, or taking a b...
by DavidB
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No going back, but is it worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1706

Re: No going back, but is it worth it?

Hi E2B, I feel as though I've come full circle. At the very beginning of my awakening I was very naive and hadn't a clue about much of anything. I was quite young though, in my early 20's, so I didn't really know much about anything anyway. When I first became aware of the deeper dimensions of reali...
by DavidB
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: How to get joy in presence?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: How to get joy in presence?

We don't try and find joy in presence. The purpose of presence is to be the allowing for all manifestation and form to be, as it is, without judgement or criticism.

We come to find, through being present, the joy of living. Which is to say, the joy of being.
by DavidB
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Socialize?
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Socialize?

Do whatever you feel comfortable with. Either way, do it consciously.

I suggest getting a little socializing, as being around other people helps to gain some perspective, even if what they do seems mostly insane.
by DavidB
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Micheal Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Micheal Stone

I never knew Micheal Stone, I wish him all the best. This reminds me of Allan Watts, who had amazingly eloquent insights into the nature of the human condition and consciousness. And according to Wikipedia, "Friends of Watts had been concerned about him for some time over what they considered his ex...