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by David92506
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have You Ever "Not Cared" About Anything?
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Have You Ever "Not Cared" About Anything?

I'm 57-years-old and I've been very successful career wise and financially. I've always been health conscious and into fitness. I've meditated and practiced mindfulness for the most part of my life. However, now I don't care about these things anymore. What was important to me yesterdays aren't imp...
by David92506
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

I've spent my life meditating and visiting a zen monastery. I've read all of Eckhart Tolle's books and they are fantastic! I find myself at a low point right now and am looking for something different. I came across Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev youtube videos and enjoy listening to them. He is saying sim...
by David92506
Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Do You Believe Historical Jesus Actually Existed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: Do You Believe Historical Jesus Actually Existed?

I gather you believe historical Jesus actually did exist? Why do you believe this? The body is part of our experience in this world. Ultimately, our mind is pure formless awareness that is unlimited. The mind is more than just a brain. Jesus once walked upon the earth in a body. Now Jesus is pure m...
by David92506
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Do You Believe Historical Jesus Actually Existed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: Do You Believe Historical Jesus Actually Existed?

The world is a dream, when seen through the dark prism of the egoic thought system in the unconscious mind. The collective of all egos is similar to the concept of the Star Trek "Borg collective", what Jung called the collective unconscious; and the many different worlds and dimensions, astral plan...
by David92506
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Do You Believe Historical Jesus Actually Existed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Do You Believe Historical Jesus Actually Existed?

When one googles this question there are a lot of websites that provide compelling evidence that he never even existed. The number one reason is that no one during Jesus time's wrote about him - historians, poets, scribes, Pontius Pilate, etc. Besides the fraudulent letters running about, the only t...
by David92506
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe Self-Absorbed/Centered People Have It Better?
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Do You Believe Self-Absorbed/Centered People Have It Better?

It seems to me that there are so many self-absorbed and self-centered people these day. These people seem to have it better in life because they always do what they want to do. When in a relationship, or group, they always see the movie they want to see, they eat at the restaurant they want to eat ...
by David92506
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart And Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Eckhart And Meditation

I meditated twice daily for 27 years and it didn't really have much impact other than instilling a certain discipline into my life. It also became the center piece of my identity. Ironically, it didn't really carry over into my daily life until I came across Tolle, when insight into who/what I am a...
by David92506
Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart And Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Eckhart And Meditation

I have a friend who has read all of Eckhart Tolle books and he says that just meditating 30 minutes everyday is worthless unless you carry that mindful experience into daily life. Do you believe that if one meditates 30 minutes everyday but doesn't carry mindfulness into daily life, that person is ...
by David92506
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Support and Technical Questions
Topic: Forum site was down
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Forum site was down

I'm so happy the forum is up and running! In my neck of the woods the forum would be down for days at a time then back up and running. I was wondering if they were having financial issues and it was being shut down.
by David92506
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relationships And Letting Go Of Idiosyncrasy
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Relationships And Letting Go Of Idiosyncrasy

I met a woman on match.com and what I like about her is that she has active listening skills, in other words, she doesn't just talk my right ear off. She listens to what I have to say and vice-versa. Also, she is into Eckhart Tolle's books and wants to practice "mindful walks." She lives 10 minutes ...
by David92506
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Capturing Nature
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: Capturing Nature

A tree for example, is simply being, our only purpose as a human is to be that awareness of the tree, in this way the tree is become aware of itself through us. This is why humans are often described as being made in the image of God. Not sure I understand what you mean by the 'tree becoming aware ...
by David92506
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Capturing Nature
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: Capturing Nature

Just that you seem to be falling into a trap I know well: You've had the insight that there is nothing you need to do, no grand transformation you need to strive towards, no piercing of the veil, no working at being 100% present ... and then you talk about "having to" do something. Have I misunders...
by David92506
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Capturing Nature
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Capturing Nature

I would appreciate your ideas and comments on this thought. Narcissism is an epidemic, where authentic listening is a lost art. And I'm sure we have all experienced having a conversation with someone and it's all about them and their interests. When the conversation isn't about them they veer it bac...
by David92506
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Question About Forgiveness & Forgetting
Replies: 24
Views: 2430

Re: A Question About Forgiveness & Forgetting

Yes, when you fully realise and accept that the person who hurt you was acting unconsciously, then forgiveness occurs. But like you say there might be a lot of processing that needs to take place before you get to that point, and for some people that may involve some kind of therapy to help get the...