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by DavidB
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me to understand my self identification interpretation
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Help me to understand my self identification interpretation

Personal growth is a wonderful thing, especially when you can take negative criticism and turn it into a positive. Nobody really enjoys hearing the truth about ourselves, having our weaknesses and failures exposed, but it is just this exposure that can created the greatest growth, if we are mature e...
by DavidB
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe it's not ego and just a misdiagnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Maybe it's not ego and just a misdiagnosis

According to Jungian psychology, the Ego is the primary human personality, it has a key role in decision and temperament, is those characteristics with which we feel most confident or are most well developed. Blaming Ego is a common new age misdiagnoses, as it isn't Ego that causes dysfunction but i...
by DavidB
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Positive Activist
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Hello from the Positive Activist

I've stopped looking for answers and have started to just let things come to me and recognize why it's been brought to me.
The end of seeking is a great place to be, while always being open to new ideas. I love it.

BTW, I don't pray.
by DavidB
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: I make myself crazy, can't stop thinking about something.
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: I make myself crazy, can't stop thinking about something.

My question is: how to get rid of this kind of thing? This inner dialog, inner criticism, inner judging. And at the moments when I am very stuck in my head how to make the step out from it. How to find that inner peace, which won't be disturbed by any bad or good scenarios. You can't get rid of it....
by DavidB
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDE, Dying, Nonduality--Ted Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: NDE, Dying, Nonduality--Ted Talk

Thanks, I will being checking this out, I've always had a fascination with the NDE.
by DavidB
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe People People Are Becoming More Conscious?
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Do You Believe People People Are Becoming More Conscious?

We are currently in the middle of a Global paradigm shift. Shifting from the current Post Modern, Transnational Socialist (Globalist) paradigm to a Traditional Nationalist paradigm some might call Post Secular. Ironically, this is a global awakening. The powers that have benefited from the old Globa...
by DavidB
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this pain-body?
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Is this pain-body?

The pain body, is the emotional manifestation of the ego. So, in your regard at least, the anger and the propensity for drama, is the pain body. The pain body is a manifestation of collective and personal suffering and therefore can only feed on further suffering. It's natural desire is to look for,...
by DavidB
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Literally always 'in the now'
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: Literally always 'in the now'

He could watch the same movies over and over and enjoy them like he'd never seen them before. It's interesting though, as far as I can tell, spiritual development requires a certain amount of memory in order to facilitate development. At least in order to reflect, digest and assimilate. This evoluti...
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: 1009

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: 7424

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: 9256

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: 2054

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: 771

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: 9256

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: 9256

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...