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by Maire
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: If I am awakened to being can my social life survive?
Replies: 1
Views: 612

If I am awakened to being can my social life survive?

Reading the work of Eckhart Tolle and also recently reading some of the sayings of Alan Watts which is along the same lines I'm wondering if we manage to quiet the mind and get in touch with our true selves in being, what happens to our social selves, if we no longer engage with trying to come up wi...
by Maire
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Responding to spouse's harshness and painbody
Replies: 11
Views: 2919

Re: Responding to spouse's harshness and painbody

Smiileyjen: Thanks for that. Well, I tried the love language test and my top one was Quality Time and second one was Words of Affirmation. I wouldn't dare mention any of this to my husband but his top one would easily be Acts of Service. As in one would not expect a sociopath or a narcissist to even...
by Maire
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Responding to spouse's harshness and painbody
Replies: 11
Views: 2919

Re: Responding to spouse's harshness and painbody

Vandu - I have added you as a friend now. I'm hoping more people will read the thread because we could probably both do with the input of the more enlightened. I see what you mean about not feeding the ego by demanding an apology and making him admit he's wrong etc. Generally I am not that type of p...
by Maire
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Responding to spouse's harshness and painbody
Replies: 11
Views: 2919

Re: Responding to spouse's harshness and painbody

Hello Vandu I logged in this evening thinking of posting a question/request for helpful ideas and wondering how to word it. When I read yours, you could be me. One or two details of my story would differ but so few it amazed me. Unfortunately I don't have much of an answer for you since my problem i...
by Maire
Tue May 20, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?
Replies: 74
Views: 10183

Re: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?

Webwanderer wrote: I don't know if you are genuinely interested in a clearer understanding of LoA, but I will hazard to offer one in the event that you are. I am genuinely interested in a clearer understanding. I read your post and you seem to have a good understanding of it but I have to reread it...
by Maire
Mon May 19, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?
Replies: 74
Views: 10183

Re: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?

Looking into some things on the internet about the Law of Attraction, the main point seems to be having your "dreams" fulfilled. Make a list of all the things you have in your life that you are grateful for. Force yourself to be happy whatever is going on. And write detailed lists and descriptions o...
by Maire
Sun May 18, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 35
Views: 7729

Re: I Don't Understand

Ashley - yes, I'm dropping all books right now - no, wait, I think I'll just hang on to my Oxford English Dictionary and a few science textbooks and an encyclopedia or two..... and maybe something about astrophysics........
by Maire
Sat May 17, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 35
Views: 7729

Re: I Don't Understand

It appears this thread dates back three years ago - some people seem to have changed their minds! I was interested in the comparison with Wayne Dyer who I am also a fan of. There is a difference in the approach - Wayne is more about positive thinking and making positive change in your life, yet when...
by Maire
Wed May 07, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is awakening a selfish journey?
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

Re: Is awakening a selfish journey?

There is nothing in Eckhart Tolle's teachings to say that we shouldn't be helping others, treating the sick and feeding the starving etc. - this is often brought up against him. It is just not the subject he writes on so his focus is on what he feels his particular message is for us. There are other...
by Maire
Thu May 01, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to make your mind shut up - any suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

Re: How to make your mind shut up - any suggestions?

Yes, I have only just discovered Mooji. That is true enlightenment, is it not? He's like a rock. Nothing seems to shake him. As you say, most of what goes through the mind probably is rubbish but still, I feel I have to listen out just in case I miss something important. And we really are so conditi...
by Maire
Thu May 01, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Not wanting to work anymore
Replies: 22
Views: 2186

Re: Not wanting to work anymore

Fore, I said "I'm still trying to escape, myself" not "I'm still trying to escape myself". A strategically placed comma can make all the difference. I meant that myself, personally, in my own life, I find I am still in that pattern of trying to escape one situation and searching for a new situation ...
by Maire
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Not wanting to work anymore
Replies: 22
Views: 2186

Re: Not wanting to work anymore

I don't think Peas is without compassion. I thought the following was constructive advice: Peas wrote: Maybe start by looking at one thing at a time, without linking in so many variables. Expectations may be through the roof, in which case nothing you change will satisfy. It's as useful as moving th...
by Maire
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Cognitive Dissonance & Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 10558

Re: Cognitive Dissonance & Morality

Dannydawiz - I think your conflict is caused by your mind looking for something to identify with. You say you were living happily without labels. Your mind started butting in - in the form of your uncle. It said something like this "Well, what exactly are you anyway? You don't agree with everything ...
by Maire
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Cognitive Dissonance & Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 10558

Re: Cognitive Dissonance & Morality

I was only using the stabbing in the heart as an example. If someone shoots me in the head based off of the system of language our society has developed I would DIE. Maybe not in an eternal sense but the word DIE points to an experience that is absolutely real. I knew this but basically I was just ...
by Maire
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Cognitive Dissonance & Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 10558

Re: Cognitive Dissonance & Morality

Dannydawiz, if you don't mind me saying, your ego is leading you down the garden path and won't be bringing you to that Meadow anytime soon. Sorry but the more I read, the more I empathize with your uncle. Do you want spirituality or religion soup? If you're not keen on Christians why do you keep qu...