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by ekidhardt
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does conformity make people seem so fake?
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Re: Why does conformity make people seem so fake?

There is a lot missed in this conversation. Painbody, This quote, "Conformity is a response to fear - fear of expulsion, isolation, and at the base level quite a strong instinct. If your environment is filled with competition and fear, then conformity will be more pronounced." Even though you may de...
by ekidhardt
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is it possible to be happy completely alone?
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Is it possible to be happy completely alone?

This sounds like a compound problem--a complicated question. You said "but I don't see a lot of opportunities right now which makes me feel unhappy. " Remember, it's not the circumstances in life which make us unhappy (mostly), but how we feel about those circumstances. A shift of perspective can ch...
by ekidhardt
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: OTHER people and their egos are the real cause of suffering
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: OTHER people and their egos are the real cause of suffer

Interesting topic. HoneyBee, It's the interpretation of the interaction between egos that creates problems. The easiest solution to virtually all problems--is just to point the finger at another person. It's not other people that are the problem, no. It's how you interpret other people which causes ...
by ekidhardt
Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Finding the right mindset: people are leaving me
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: Finding the right mindset: people are leaving me

51sth, You get a 10/10 for self-reflection and astute observations. Super super good. "What is behind of this fear of being controlled and abused? Could there be something more?" For sure. I'll get it to. "So how do I do this or develop this? It feels so hard." It is hard. I think the first step is ...
by ekidhardt
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: when something on a deeper level seems to resonate
Replies: 41
Views: 3703

Re: when something on a deeper level seems to resonate

Lost an almost finished response due to a computer crash, yuck. Since this post has been hijacked from the original question, I'll make this my last for this thread. "this statement alone is the judgement of all judgments:" Dramatic people are super entertaining :) This is a logic issue that you're ...
by ekidhardt
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: when something on a deeper level seems to resonate
Replies: 41
Views: 3703

Re: when something on a deeper level seems to resonate

Enlightened2b, "It seems that you pretty much didn't understand my comment about soul perspective," Correct. "Mine stemming from my own experience and my research in the exploration of the non physical realms, while yours more from a psychoanalytical perspective and both are perfectly fine as is" Ye...
by ekidhardt
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 15764

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

Dijmart, "Ekidhardt, I got your number back in 2013...right?" I'm not sure what that means: you worked yourself up into a bit of a frenzy and wrote me an angry letter, a second one, then deleted it, and then apologized for the first one. You're putting in a considerable amount of effort in order to ...
by ekidhardt
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 15764

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

Hi Jack, "Is it schizophrenia ekidhardt? While making such accusations would you be so kind as to inform us what your definition of schizophrenia is, how you made your diagnosis, and what makes you qualified to make such a diagnosis. Do you know much about the harmful effects of stigma and of misdia...
by ekidhardt
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 15764

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

For those here who know something about psychology, this is psychosis. This is schizophrenia. For those who do not know much about psychology--psychosis/schizophrenia can be harmless, and it can also be very harmful. Two statements were of interest to me, First, "I work as a researcher in mental hea...
by ekidhardt
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My discontent with the irony of unconsciousness here.
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

Re: My discontent with the irony of unconsciousness here.

Phil, "What is it exactly that irritates you ? " Love the Jung quote :) It doesn't reach a level of irritation for sure, but discontent, or leaving me feel unsettled. Why? Because those who are seemingly most secured and confident and understanding, are not the ones who most often provide advice or ...
by ekidhardt
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: when something on a deeper level seems to resonate
Replies: 41
Views: 3703

Re: when something on a deeper level seems to resonate

Dijmart, Thats was quick! Let's see. The 2b does make a difference, I agree. It is bold to title oneself 'enlightened' anything in a forum about consciousness. I am playing nice in the sandbox, I just don't agree with a certain amount of the advice being created into sandcastles. In the spectrum of ...
by ekidhardt
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: I'm very selfish and I feel guilty
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: I'm very selfish and I feel guilty

Clouded,

okay, so you recognize that you're really selfish. Great--what is it that you want? What is it you're looking for?
by ekidhardt
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: What others think.
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: What others think.

Hey Sumbrero, You're missing some things. I've come to realize that introversion is really just a nicer term for passive aggression. It has a lot to do with judgement and superiority. If in a social circumstance, you're silent and observing--then yes, that should make people uncomfortable, because i...
by ekidhardt
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Finding the right mindset: people are leaving me
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: Finding the right mindset: people are leaving me

51sth, Great reply, I very much like the non-defensive authenticity of it. Super honest too. As consciousness is a spectrum, a long path, we all are on the same walk--but at different points. I personally relate to some of it. " I like to believe that the suffering in me is a message that says there...
by ekidhardt
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My discontent with the irony of unconsciousness here.
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

My discontent with the irony of unconsciousness here.

Where to start? I've come to realize that most people who read material by ET, really miss most of it. The worst of which, are the ones that firmly believe they understand it, or practice it. Often those people are the most vocal. The desire to *believe* to understand and incorporate the material is...