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by Golf
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: What To Do ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: What To Do ?

Now, something has passed I suppose; but I am left with a feeling of not knowing what to do, what there is to do, what I want to do. Everything is ok but I am not really interested or un-interested in anything. I am not apathetic or negative, it's just I am not positive. It's not that I don't feel ...
by Golf
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Does it ever feel forced to you?
Replies: 57
Views: 8255

Re: Does it ever feel forced to you?

I was listening to a podcast on zen meditation yesterday, and the speaker said something interesting. She said that it´s a very bad idea to start a meditation practice when you are in a life crisis, as a means to solve the crisis. That will not work, and will confuse the meditation as well. I think...
by Golf
Thu May 31, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: When you can't accept that you can't accept...
Replies: 35
Views: 5532

Re: When you can't accept that you can't accept...

Golf, when you say look inside to sense what is inside of you vs trying to sense the quietness, do you mean that on a more physical level? Like focusing on the physical sensations of whatever feeling arises. Focus on the sensation of the knot in the stomach, burning in the throat, palpitations, etc...
by Golf
Thu May 31, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Does it ever feel forced to you?
Replies: 57
Views: 8255

Re: Does it ever feel forced to you?

I think there is a lot to this, and when you mention it, in moments of presence I´ve sometimes noticed a that a sort of knot in the stomach appears, like a distant anxiety. I don´t try to look away from it, but do as Eckhart suggests, to be there with my presence. But then I do expect it to go away...
by Golf
Thu May 31, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is there so much suffering in the world?
Replies: 15
Views: 2477

Re: Why is there so much suffering in the world?

Definitely not an easy one but let me try... Actually before we discuss it further, let's take a little detour. How do you feel when you are troubled by this? Upset? Doubtful? We have "one" evil, the evil in the world. And there's another one... your upset about it. So now there's "two" evils! Does ...
by Golf
Thu May 31, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: When you can't accept that you can't accept...
Replies: 35
Views: 5532

Re: When you can't accept that you can't accept...

I did try to investigate after I saw this post.....I tried it with what my ego/thoughts were leading me to believe.....when I just looked in( I am not sure if it was my ego masquerading as something else) I could sense...I stress on sense and feel.....a quietness right in the middle of my chest, bu...
by Golf
Wed May 30, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Does it ever feel forced to you?
Replies: 57
Views: 8255

Re: Does it ever feel forced to you?

I am struggling with some of the concerns that J has, and in particularly the phenomenon you are describing above. I love to be in nature, and find that it invites presence. Lately however, these kinds of thoughts sneak in and destroy my experience of it. I am present for a short moment, and then t...
by Golf
Mon May 28, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: When you can't accept that you can't accept...
Replies: 35
Views: 5532

Re: When you can't accept that you can't accept...

I haven't given up yet and resorted to suicide, obviously. But the pain is indescribable. I don't want to sound like a victim. I am just stating what my reality is. I want to continue the enlightened path. More than anything. But, with the way things are going, I can't seem to integrate that into m...
by Golf
Mon May 28, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Not knowing how to be
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Not knowing how to be

The truth is that you have a built in guidance system available if you will hazard its exploration with an open mind and honest intent. It is not your mind, which is prone to a life of conditioning from misdirected thought processes, it is your feelings and emotions that are the true guide to inter...
by Golf
Sat May 26, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: when ego is more power full then awareness
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: when ego is more power full then awareness

What is actually being observed is mind trying to become the observer of itself , trying to position itself as outside of itself so it can be something other than itself. This is how mind tries to escape itself, escape the fear, escape the anxiety, and then experiences frustration when its unable t...
by Golf
Sat May 26, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: William Shakespeare
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: William Shakespeare

"But man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he ’s most assured, His glassy essence , like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep." ~ William Shakespeare His glassy essence might have been the frailty and impermanence of...
by Golf
Fri May 25, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Flashes of Death
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: Flashes of Death

As soon as people start talking about preciousness and 'impermanence' and death being this and that ... then for sure I know that they are just repeating things they heard in a book. Yes it was a 'spiritual' book with a rainbow on the cover. If there is anyone left who looks totally shocked / insan...
by Golf
Thu May 24, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Personality Vs The Now
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Re: Personality Vs The Now

Well it seems you have pretty nice and considerate colleagues :) They seem to be adjusting to the "new you", just let them be. Try to see if you have identified with the mental idea, that you should always be talkative and energetic. You should not, there'll be times when you feel more "withdrawn" a...
by Golf
Thu May 24, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Limitations of the Present Moment
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Limitations of the Present Moment

I wonder if it is really possible to approach the path by first looking for relaxation; and then going further. Because it seems to me the problem is that there is no stable ground until you reach unity. And so any 'work' you do (if you'll forgive the metaphors) is based on an imaginary stability ....
by Golf
Thu May 24, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: meds or no meds
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: meds or no meds

I have been depressed for a very longtime. I have been on meds for 12 yrs now. In march of this year weaned myself completely off of meds. But unfortunately had to restart it on May 17th. My question is a spiritual one. How does spirituality fit with meds. If I recall Eckhart said on the oprah show...