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by NAIAD
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to become emotionally open?
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: How to become emotionally open?

karmarider wrote:Emotions don't define you. They are messages. I suggest try out a release technique. Generally, in any effective release technique, you allow, make space for the emotion, watch, and let it go.
I've tried the Sedona Method, and at the time it didn't work very well for me...
by NAIAD
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to become emotionally open?
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: How to become emotionally open?

Naiad, hi. :-) Emotions can be *very* powerful. I'm not surprised you're having trouble "disidentifying" with them. Maybe a subtle shift in attitude would help? Rather than *doing* something to your experience of emotions -- i.e. striving to disidentify with them when they arise -- *don't do* somet...
by NAIAD
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to become emotionally open?
Replies: 5
Views: 313

How to become emotionally open?

Hey everyone. I think I can experience Being on the level of mind, what I mean by this is that I am aware of the presence in which thought occurs, watching it. But emotions for me are a different story. I have always been an emotionally guarded person, and sometimes find it hard to relate to people ...
by NAIAD
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Being abide and become the dominant mode eventually?
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Does Being abide and become the dominant mode eventually?

Hey everyone. I started reading the PoN again meaningfully and without too much thinking, and I wonder if the state of Being will be experienced more often than thinking with practise. So at the moment, I either think noisily, or think quietly, but when I stop thinking I get these flashes of somethi...
by NAIAD
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is life like after awakening?
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: What is life like after awakening?

So life is like a game, you do as you wish and are unconcerned about the outcome?
by NAIAD
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is life like after awakening?
Replies: 6
Views: 380

What is life like after awakening?

Hey guys, I have been wondering what life is like after you have awakened. Are you still interested in hobbies, and making friendships, and going to work or studying? Can the mind still be used when you need it? I have been reading Adyashanti, and I am slightly fearful, but I know that is the ego's ...
by NAIAD
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Anxiety and depression-please help
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Anxiety and depression-please help

I have been reading Adyashanti's writings on his website. Each sentence feels packed with perception and truth, and makes me feel very peaceful. I wish these flashes of the now became part of my ongoing awareness
by NAIAD
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Anxiety and depression-please help
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Anxiety and depression-please help

NAIAD, you cannot change the past. And so long as you keep thinking about the past it will continue to haunt you and bring you pain - but I guess you know this already. As you cannot change what happened before, you must change how you see it now . Make peace with your present experience and note t...
by NAIAD
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Anxiety and depression-please help
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Anxiety and depression-please help

Hi everyone, I'm three weeks into my second year of university, and I have experiencing a nasty bout of anxiety and unhappiness, although weaker feelings of these emotions have persisted over time. Over the last year I have read the Power of Now, the Sedona Method and True Meditation, and while I ha...
by NAIAD
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't stay present or happy?
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Can't stay present or happy?

Thank you for all the replies. I will check out your site karmarider and the other links people have given me
by NAIAD
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't stay present or happy?
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Can't stay present or happy?

Welcome NAIAD. Let's talk about regret. Regret is most often related to some past event. You've said yours is such. Be very clear on this: can you change what happened? Can what happened ever be changed? The obvious answer is no. The actual incident cannot not now, nor ever be changed. But the regr...
by NAIAD
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't stay present or happy?
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Can't stay present or happy?

Would you describe all those negative emotions as fear? Fear is located in the body, that includes your head (just making sure I say that). If you know your body, watch it, you will know that you are not it. That makes is easier to inquire about what you are. That helps. And you need to do that ove...
by NAIAD
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't stay present or happy?
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Can't stay present or happy?

Hi guys, if somebody could give me some advice I would be very grateful. I've always been an anxious and depressive person and have been afflicted with OCD, depression, social anxiety and anxiety over the years. An incident happened near last Christmas, which led to huge waves of regret on top of th...