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by IanB
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Do your thoughts create reality?
Replies: 48
Views: 12649

Re: Do your thoughts create reality?

an utterly imperceivable mystery..... what perceives cannot seem to be perceived. (Why does this feel like you have a keen interest in my accepting these statements?) It seems to me that you have quite a strong belief in the imperceptible mysteriousness of all this. And yet... I write these things ...
by IanB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Do your thoughts create reality?
Replies: 48
Views: 12649

Re: Do your thoughts create reality?

My sense is that one cannot live without beliefs Yeah, I can't see how that would work either Some believe they can, and often experience life as if they don't have them, but it's far more likely that their beliefs are simply pushed into an area of non-recognition where they continue to function in...
by IanB
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Stephen Hawking's new book!
Replies: 10
Views: 3017

Re: Stephen Hawking's new book!

As far as I can tell Hawking regards God as being unnecessary rather than non-existent. He mentions God a number of times in books and articles, though I have to say I've not read anything more recent than A Brief History of Time. These seem to sum it up: "We shouldn't be surprised that conditions i...
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Do your thoughts create reality?
Replies: 48
Views: 12649

Re: Do your thoughts create reality?

Ah, yes, I see where you're coming from now. And yes! I believe that our basic nature is that of joy, peace, unconditional love - definitely positive. The fear and negativity is all lies - the delusion, as you say, that something is wrong. When you drop all that then what's left, the clean slate as ...
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Analytical thinking and other modes of useful thinking
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Analytical thinking and other modes of useful thinking

Analytical thinking is very useful, but overused and overrated, and yet we are taught (conventional, Western) to prize it above all else. Dangerous! For more on that and other styles of thinking available to us see here http://www.x10thinkers.com/ (might come with some advertising, not spammy but it...
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Anyone read, the monk who sold his ferrari?
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: Anyone read, the monk who sold his ferrari?

Read it quite a few years ago and it's been unopened on the shelf ever since. Spiritually shallow is accurate, I'd say. For those who like the story format I'd recommend Way of the Peaceful Warrior and Celestine Prophecy.

IanB ~
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Dying To Be Me - Anita Moorjani
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

Dying To Be Me - Anita Moorjani

Just finished reading this, and it's brilliant, can't recommend it highly enough. Essentially the story of her battle with cancer and subsequent NDE, but I hesitate to tell that in case it puts anyone off reading it, because it's so, so much more than that. It's not a book about cancer, or death, it...
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield

I'm more or less with eputkonen on this one. I loved the book - definitely worth a read, but the movie made me cringe a bit. Shame, it's a great story and, with a bigger budget perhaps, could have been a superb film. Get the book!

IanB ~
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Way of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman
Replies: 39
Views: 19107

Re: Way of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman

Brilliant book! I read it first er..... must be about 10 years ago, but only saw the movie this year. The film version is good too, surprisingly good (I wasn't optimistic :oops: ) and I'd certainly recommend it, though for me there's more in the book. I say get either, or both - it's on my Not to be...
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Do your thoughts create reality?
Replies: 48
Views: 12649

Re: Do your thoughts create reality?

I certainly agree with Karmarider about the fear and dissatisfaction which will, necessarily, produce thoughts of negativity and uncertainty, but I differ on the matter of volition. Because we can change our beliefs, the basis for this inner atmosphere, we can change the quality of thoughts that ari...
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Do your thoughts create reality?
Replies: 48
Views: 12649

Re: Do your thoughts create reality?

Interesting question. I believe we do create our own reality, but thoughts are by no means the whole story. What we believe about ourselves, what we believe is possible or impossible for us, what we believe we do or do not deserve, will determine what we will allow into our reality. Thoughts ('negat...
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good morning!
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Good morning!

Hey folks New here, so thought it polite to introduce myself. Who am I being right now? Well... I think of myself as a personal and spiritual development student / teacher / writer. I'm a techno-geek, web-freak, artist, photographer, designer, creator. I'm blissed out, in love and happy as a... Yeah...
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Any Londoners on Here? :)
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Hello, Any Londoners on Here? :)

Hey Kris

Not London, I rarely venture up to The Smoke, but close enough to wave and say Hi! Grew up in Bristol but now living on the coast in SW Cornwall - yeah, actually, it's not that close, but Hi anyway ;)

IanB ~
by IanB
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you find the forum?
Replies: 75
Views: 31667

Re: How did you find the forum?

Google is my friend :wink:

I searched for 'forum for enlightened men' and this site came up - thought I might find some sensible discussion here, and I was right - Yay!

IanB ~