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by Admiral Akmir
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why are we doing this?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Why are we doing this?

Why did I read ET's book? Why do I try to follow the teachings? What is the purpose of it? What is supposed to happen? I ask myself what I hope to get out of this, and I can't come up with an answer. It bothers me that I feel compelled to pursue these kinds of teachings, but have no idea why. The on...
by Admiral Akmir
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is the ego not who we are?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Why is the ego not who we are?

eputkonen wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:53 am
Admiral Akmir wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 pm
The thing that I think of as me, is a collection of thoughts and beliefs, but just because they can change, or have not always been there, does that really mean they aren't me?
When there are no thoughts or beliefs...who are you?
I am 8)
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is the ego not who we are?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Why is the ego not who we are?

Here's how I perceive it: There is experience and there is that which experiences. The 'stuff' of experience - the internal beliefs that create a context of 'me', plus the interaction with external stuff such as others and life conditions - is temporary and exists for the purpose of exploration of ...
by Admiral Akmir
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is the ego not who we are?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Why is the ego not who we are?

I've come back to this, and still don't really understand it. It seems like the argument is that because we cannot point to or directly identify to the thing we identify as ourselves, it cannot really be us. The thing that I think of as me, is a collection of thoughts and beliefs, but just because t...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does the mind seem to gravitate towards conflict?
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Why does the mind seem to gravitate towards conflict?

Who/what you really can not be in conflict with the world, what-is, etc. Who/what you really are is now...and finds nothing gained or lost in the past or future. I was thinking about that yesterday. Doing the exact same thing I described in my first post. A frequent thought that I visit, is a ficti...
by Admiral Akmir
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positive Self Talk
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Positive Self Talk

So you can replace your thoughts with your own chosen thoughts? This isn't gonna backfire, potentially making it worse? Here are some things to ponder: The desire for change often times seems to come from a dissatisfaction over what you perceive yourself to be. It is far too easy to envision a bett...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does the mind seem to gravitate towards conflict?
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Why does the mind seem to gravitate towards conflict?

Why is it that my default state of mind seems to be to seek conflict in my own thoughts? Someone made a comment last night that really hurt me, and I've been replaying it over and over again, and with each iteration it becomes more deranged, and my response more aggressive. Finally, this afternoon, ...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me uneas
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Re: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me u

The teachings have always been kind of a troublesome concept to me, and I think they probably are for most people at some point. The core of the problem is that most people want to change in some way. If they were perfectly happy and content, they wouldn't seek a different state of awareness or bein...
by Admiral Akmir
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 years old different reactions toward Mom and dad
Replies: 17
Views: 1562

Re: 3 years old different reactions toward Mom and dad

Thanks both of you for helping me with boundaries! I am looking for ways to implement them to stop her outbursts of anger in the house. Does anyone have any suggestions? I told her so many times, her behavior is unacceptable, but lecturing does not work. After such episodes I am usually quick to fo...
by Admiral Akmir
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 years old different reactions toward Mom and dad
Replies: 17
Views: 1562

Re: 3 years old different reactions toward Mom and dad

Check this out, this site in general, has some really good advice; https://www.7cups.com/boundaries/ Honestly... The teachings of ET, and other similar teachers have value, but they're not everything. I went through a period where I tried to be present all the time, tried to follow his advice, and i...
by Admiral Akmir
Thu May 25, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: if i cant think myself free
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: if i cant think myself free

yes admiral I understand that I am voluntarily participating in that "movie" in my mind...so if I just watch that movie without getting emotionally involved,just watchin it,then that means I am the awareness. is that correct? Thinking of it like a play, or movie is a concept that was described by D...
by Admiral Akmir
Tue May 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: if i cant think myself free
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: if i cant think myself free

I think a lot of people, probably most people, come to The Power of Now from a place of suffering. They are in pain, and want to feel better, and the power of now seems like a solution. Ironically, the harder you try to change, the more you realize that you can't. Often times the mind will latch on ...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun May 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: " higher power"
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: " higher power"

can you find a hp when unconscious?...been a member of aa for 22 years and that is what this pertains to...doesn't living unconsciously mean you are disconnected from true self and if you are how is that possible? Why do you want to find a higher power? What purpose do you hope the HP will serve in...
by Admiral Akmir
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The choice!
Replies: 1
Views: 300

The choice!

I was listening to a talk by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. today, and he said something that just really clicked. It's not about right or wrong, success or failure. It's about seeing that there is a choice. We may strive to change, and feel that we are failures when we do not become what we wanted. In the end...
by Admiral Akmir
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone offer advice for my depression?
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Can anyone offer advice for my depression?

Here are some things to get you thinking: I'm very unhappy at the moment and feel like my life has been one big mistake. What are you gaining by replaying the past? Does it make you happy? It would seem not. Are you able to change it? No... Perhaps you don't want to let go of the things you have los...