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by beginnersmind
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

WW, this will just be an endless back and forth and will go nowhere. I've said my piece, you've said yours. We both know where we stand.
by beginnersmind
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

And this pretty much proves my point right here. The parts in bold. Thanks for the convo Eric. I respect your decision to step out and with all of this said, I find you highly intelligent and I do think you bring great insight. Thank you Enlightened. As I mentioned before, I do think the mind is po...
by beginnersmind
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

See, it is a bit of a red herring and straw man argument asking what do I know of the people of the Amazon's fears and concerns First lets be clear on what a straw man argument is. A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an oppo...
by beginnersmind
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

Enlightened: I think WW answered your question Eric. Eric: Actually, I don't think they did. What they did instead was instead offer up possibilities of "well maybes", instead of answering the question directly, that yes, according to LOA laws/teachings the natural disasters, the illnesses, the pove...
by beginnersmind
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

I read your post EL and nothing you said is new to me. I understand the taking Quantum Physics and extrapolating the ideas, that there is nothing outside of you because we are energy with taking old eastern thought and marrying it with western ideals, Quantum potential, etc. etc. these are lip servi...
by beginnersmind
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

Enlightened: Eric, your entire premise is based on a mis understanding of what LoA actually is. I'm going to point it out below. You're not alone in this belief system and yes, it is your own belief system you've created. Eric: It is not a misunderstanding. I am well aware that it is about thinking,...
by beginnersmind
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

BTW, pointing out a central tenet to LOA and criticizing it, is not a straw man argument
by beginnersmind
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

SmileyJen: If you want to see some of the real life 'magic' --- what about drs without borders, what about the bare foot colleges, what about band aid, what about any response that has focussed on providing solutions to the problems instead of playing helpless victim to the problems, even if these p...
by beginnersmind
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

Eric, I'm going to put aside the traffic light example for now, because I think it can be somewhat confusing as a starting point, plus while Jen makes very valid points, I think there's more to it than just "changing lights with our thoughts". First of all, it's not just our thoughts. Our thoughts ...
by beginnersmind
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

beginnersmind said: On a micro level, this could be making the lights all turn green going to work. The problem with this is that we are all interconnected. It is extremely egocentric to think that the genie is going to make all the lights turn green for us, so that our work commute is the best it ...
by beginnersmind
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 5768

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

I believe Coriolis is making a point about, not the LoA itself, but the vapid manner in which folks talk about it as a gateway to wealth, health, and material gain, etc.....as if that's all there is. On the flip side, I don't see wealth fulfillment as a necessarily bad thing, if that's where ones c...
by beginnersmind
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Narcissism
Replies: 33
Views: 2488

Re: Narcissism

In my experience, oaktree, spiritually is brutal, sharp as a knife and unsparing. It's the cutting away to simplicity, the reduction not the addition that is essential. I think it's a good sign when we are vulnerable, naked and uncomfortable. Not to say there are no good times in there, transcenden...
by beginnersmind
Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Six Planes of Higher Consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 2376

Re: The Six Planes of Higher Consciousness

At Stage 6 the author says you still don't know what to do with your life and can become tyrannical with your new powers, overestimating your powers and thinking yourself God. Well I must say this is a load of BS. If you still don't know who you are and what your place is in the universe ... how hi...
by beginnersmind
Fri May 01, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 21052

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

Onceler,

It is thoughtful, intelligent, and honest posts such as what you recently wrote here that was the reason I signed up to this board in the first place. Nicely written